Eyedea & Abilities are out with the video to their new single ‘Smile’, the second release from the duo’s new album ‘By The Throat’, in stores now on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Watch the Maria Juranic directed video below.
Eyedea & Abilities (formerly Sixth Sense) are out with the video to their new single ‘Junk’, off the rap duo’s third album ‘By The Throat’, out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Watch the Maria Juranic directed video below.
In a hoarse voice, Eyedea — one of America’s top freestyle MCs — rejects the very arena that made him famous. He told Samuel Chennault of Orlando Weekly: “The whole battle scene is ungratifying. It’s not [an] artistic enough endeavor to be pleasing.” While it may seem odd for an artist to reject the medium that he’s mastered, hip-hop group Eyedea & Abilities are constantly moving and never content to follow expectations or preconceptions.
Eyedea tells Andrew Asch of OC Weekly that he considers rap battles nothing but a waste of rhyme. “After the first, I never had fun,” Eyedea admits. The 21-year-old prefers the wordplay and storytelling of freestyle to humiliating his fellow MCs. “Freestyling is the key to my freedom. Freestyling is jazz; it’s about developing this beautiful thing. Battling is similar, but minus the freedom. There’s the objective of kicking somebody’s ass, but it’s more like basketball, not jazz. It’s an artistic sport.” Read more.