“You see, heaven isn’t some place that we go to when we die. It’s that split second in life where you actually feel alive.” -Michael “Eyedea” Larsen

To me, hip-hop is more than what the media makes it out to be. The music they show on MTV isn’t real hip-hop. You have to dig deep down to find the true hip-hop. Michael Larsen to me, is more than just a man. He’s more than just an artist. He’s more than just a rapper. To me, he’s a poet. He’s an inspiration. He’s a realist. He is hip-hop. The meaning behind his lyrics, and the truth just blow my mind. This man had a talent in the music industry that I had never seen before. He sent a message. He tried to change the world through his music. Although I never personally met him, or knew him, I feel as if I have known him my entire life from his music and words. He makes you feel like you’re not alone. He made music to help people. He was everything music should be today. Hip-Hop died the day Michael Larsen passed away. R.eye.P


this is a message to anyone that thinks they know me
don’t pretend to understand none of the issues that I’m holding

all 19 years of my life have been in conflict with myself
I’m insecure by every facet of my existence
from my addictions, to the condition I choose to live in
who you kidding? 

I suffer from excess anxiety
a product of pollution in American society
stare into my eyes and see the hell that burns inside my mind
and I no longer have an ego I can hide behind

but I’ve been trying disregarding my insanity
every form of art isolates us from humanity
but it’s provoked against being force fed
so FUCK education for a decade and 3 years
of headaches from my peers
cause now I realize I could have learned more on my own
they taught me how to know everything except my soul
which is everything I need to grow
everything that keeps me whole
everything that ever meant anything to Eyedea