Thursday, July 30, 2020

R.I.P. Roots Co-Founder Malik B


Malik B, co-founder of the Philadelphia artist collective The Roots, has died...





13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yara7mu Allah, Malik.

Mr Abdul Basit was severely underrated as a member of The Roots, and as a MC in genral. He had some serious struggles but he was a true talent.

May The God give him mercy and peace in the hereafter.

Felicia said...

Ooh THAT WAS FIRE!!!
R.I.P. my talented brother..

Anonymous said...

RIP, he was young what happened to him

Anonymous said...

Wonder how old he was?

R.I.P. Brother.

Anonymous said...

@11:17 he was 47 YO.

Anon said...

I heard he was an alcoholic at times

ms mac said...

Damn. We keep losing these true originators of real hip-hop. I'm so sad about that. Soon there won't be anyone left to rep the realest generation of lyricists there ever was. Anyone can rap. These brothers told stories. And 47 is way too young. RIP to the brotha. #StillLoveMeSomeRoots.

Anonymous said...

Was he with the Roots on the Jimmy Fallon show?

Anonymous said...

@12:27 No. He stopped being a member around '98, though he had guest appearances on further Riots albums.
He had substance abuse problems as well as suffering from undisclosed illness because of touring (The Roots had nonstop tours for nearly 20 years and the international touring was too much for his body).
He was very conflicted, with his Islamic beliefs coupled with his addictions. I pray that he finds solace

Anonymous said...

^^^^Thanks for your informative response.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what he died of? 47 way too young to die!

Anonymous said...

@12:49 PM. . .

Thanks for the knowledge and I second @1:13 PM.

Lauryn Trill said...

This hurts....I've been listening to The Legendary Roots Crew since Organix back in 92,93...Undoubtedly one of THE best Hip Hop groups...RIP Brother Malik....

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