Originally Posted by ShatteredFlame
I always heard of Eyedea through a couple of friends but didn't actually listen to him until he died. Still, I'm a casual listener. I listen to Many Faces and By the Throat once in awhile and every time I do I always say to myself that i should really be listening to him more often since those are great albums but I never do so. One day I really have to go on an Eyedea binge.
Dude, you gotta check out "First Born" by Eyedea and Abilities. It's hands down, the Greatest Rap CD to come out in the last twelve years. Hell, I'll go as far as to say it's the greatest hip hop album of the last decade. I have never heard an album quite like this one, and trust me, I'm a big hip hop nerd. You will not find any hip hop CD as complex, philosophical, deep, poetic and down right amazing as this album back when it came out in early 2000. Nothing in 2001, 2002, 2003, and so fourth even comes close to touching this masterpiece, everything that was being released in hip hop during the last twelve years is fucking shit compared to this modern masterpiece.. This album is a pure work of art, filled with some of the most beautifully laced beats with some of the most complex, mind inducing lyricism ever put on a rap CD. I will just say it....There are stuff on this CD that will actually make you THINK, and blow you away, and keep you thinking while you are trying to pick apart the stuff that Eyedea is saying... Also, if it helps shatter flames....It also happens to be on my top 50 hip hop list, It hasn't appeared yet, but it will eventually
Sorry for the lame-plug in. But shattered, definitely check out First Born By Eyedea and Abilties, it's godly. Everything they made after is "meh" to me,