As we reported, Eyedea has tragically passed away. While his family wishes to have privacy in dealing with the untimely death of their talented loved one, they have also created a memorial fundraiser, according to the emcee’s mother.

“It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away,” she wrote in a statement. “At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss. We do, however, welcome your kind words, memories, and positive thoughts. We have created a Paypal account and are accepting donations towards the cost of his services.”

For donations, please visit this link provided by Eyedea’s mother

In other news, Talib Kweli recently expressed his displeasure with The Roundhouse, a venue in England. According to a video circulating the web, Kweli became upset with the venue when his mic was turned off during a performance. An irate Kweli then vowed to never perform at that venue again. The video can be viewed below: