Eyedea & Abilities - Music Music

Eyedea had one of the most unique styles in hip-hop, and it varied from album to album. On First Born (his 2001 debut collab album with DJ Abilities) his potent flow and lyricism feel like an in between mix of Slug and Aesop Rock. Slug is a pro at beautifully depicting visual imagery and stories, where as Eyedea’s specialty was his ability to illustrate his complex ideas in an extremely colorful and profound manor. Also, similar to Aesop Rock’s music, there is a lot of condensed meaning within each line, so you’ll need to listen a few times before you fully appreciate a song like this. I highly recommend lighting up a J and/or cracking open a 40, and just kicking back while you allow Eyedea’s words and rhymes to thoroughly soak in and saturate your brain. You’ll quickly be reminded that “ain’t nothing quite as beautiful as music”. This is my favorite song off of their album First BornR.Eye.P.



My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Now every once in a while she forgets to breathe. Terrified of losing him, paradise is misery. Too much faith in the life-saving knight in shining armor. Now her knight’s noticing the scars she can’t hide any longer. But they were her story way before he was. It was gross hope to think he could heal such deep cuts…
—  Eyedea (Paradise)