Before Eyedea & Skills were an MC/DJ pair, these were Mike Larsen and Gregory “Potential” Keltgen, two friends from Minneapolis. In 1997, nevertheless, while still in senior high school, the duo started competing within the fight circuit, gaining identification from high-profile is victorious at 1999’s Scribble Jam as well as the 2000 HBO-televised Blaze-Battle Globe Championships, amongst others. Despite rumours of possible handles Puff Daddy or Eminem, Eyedea & Skills chose to indication with fellow Minnesotans Rhymesayers, and released their debut record, First Blessed, in 2001. A departure in the fight raps that they had previously performed, First Blessed was an introspective idea record musing in regards to the condition of hip-hop and lifestyle. Because both Eyedea & Skills were involved with other tasks (Oliver Hart as well as the Micranots, respectively), their second record, E&A, didn’t turn out until 2004. With the Throat found its way to 2009. On Oct 17 of the next year, Eyedea passed away in his rest of an obvious drug overdose.