It's been five years since the release of "E&A," the second album from Twin Cities hip-hop duo Eyedea and Abilities.
Their latest album "By The Throat", out now, has been well worth the wait, as the duo's most raw and inventive album yet.
Eyedea and Abilities stopped by The Current for a live performance on The Local Show.
Songs performed: "Spin Cycle," "Burn Fetish," "This Story," and "Hay Fever" (web exclusive).
[[header: Update (October 21, 2010): ]]Tragic news came to us this past weekend: St. Paul rapper Eyedea, born Michael Larsen, passed away at the age of 28. Known to independent hip-hop fans worldwide for his rapid-fire delivery and celebrated locally as one of the many stars in the Rhymesayers' roster, Eyedea was also a respected freestyle battle champion - winning top honors at such competitions as HBO's Blaze Battle and Ohio's Scribble Jam. No cause of death has been announced yet. We were lucky to have Eyedea and Abilities perform live in the The Current Studios.