Eyedea used to be dope. "Now" + "Even Shadows Have Shadows"


After watching that Atmosphere DVD trailer the other day and seeing Eyedea in there, it inspired me to go listen to some old Eyedea tracks. Eyedea used to be so dope. He won a bunch of battle competitions and was crazy at freestyling, but he still had the ability to come up with cool concepts for studio shit. Word is that he’s now part of an alternative rock group called Carbon Carousel but he and Abilities have made some new material in the past couple years. I checked out Carbon Carousel. Eyedea is on vocals, although it’s weird to hear him (kind of) singing. Sounds like a more alternative, less original Violent Femmes plus The Pixies. Not bad, but its like listening to a local highschool band. Sorry Eyedea. Here’s a couple tracks I used to love.

Eyedea & Abilities – Now
Eyedea – Even Shadows Have Shadows

  • Purple Hulk

    Oh well, we can always hope he returns to hip hop.

    Did you ever hear of that “face candy” group that eyedea was a part of?

  • Confusion

    Nope never heard of it. Any good?

  • Purple Hulk

    I dont think so, its supposed to be some kind of jazz, improv, freestyle kind of thing, for the most part its just eyedea rambling on about nothing.

    Heres their myspace if you wanna check their music out for yourself.

  • Huckleberry Fuckup

    Eyedea & Abilities will be hosting a New Years Eve party this year at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN! They will be joined on stage by some very special surprise guests throughout the night! Tickets are on sale now! Be sure to pick yours up today because the show will sell out!

    + 12.31.2008 + Eyedea & Abilities New Years Eve Party!
    Venue: 7th Street Entry
    Address: 701 1st Ave N
    City: Minneapolis
    State: MN
    Phone: 612-338-8388
    Doors: 9:00PM
    Ages: 18+
    Cost: $15
    -> Performing: Eyedea & Abilities and Special Surprise Guests!

    shit should be legit – minnesnowta reppin hard.

  • Purple Hulk

    So, Eyedea has still been doing live hip hop shows? Or is this just a one time thing?

  • Confusion

    Nice. Thanks Huckleberry. If I was in MN I’d def. go. But I’ll be in DISNEYWORLD!

  • nicko

    i grew up in chicago and hit every rhymesayers gig there was. chicago was a second home to them at the time, it seemed. so much fun. i loved those days.

  • Verbal_Assassin

    hes releasing a neww E&A album sometime this year as well as new an Oliver Album (the idea 4 that one is that its one show and theres 3 performers, Eyedea rapping, Oliver Hart and Michael Larson, jammin on acoustic geetar or whateva) Shuld be dope.

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