Malik B, the founder of The Roots, has died at the age of 49: “One of the greatest MC of all times.”

The rapper Malik B, the founding member of The Roots has died at the age of 47 years. To announce the death of the singer was the same group with a post on the social in which it is not explained what is the cause of the death of the MC: “it IS with a heavy heart and eyes filled with tears, which, unfortunately, we inform you of the death of our beloved brother and member for a long time of the The Roots, Malik Abdul Basit. May be remembered for his devotion to Islam, his loving brotherhood and its capacity to innovate as one of the greatest MC of all time. We ask you, please, to respect his family and his extended family in these days of sorrow for this huge loss,” reads a post on the page Instagram official of the band.

The career of Malik B

It is with heavy hearts and tearful eyes that we regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit. May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam, His loving brotherhood and his innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time. We ask that you please respect his family and extended family in our time of mourning such a great loss.

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Malik B has been a key part to the birth of what is now one of the bands hip hop more known in the world, thanks also to their participation as resident band at the “Tonight Show” to Jimmy Fallon. Malik Abdul Basit was the protagonist of four albums of the band in their ranks, also includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, before you give up on the project in 1999, just a year before the band’s successful claim his first Grammy Award. The singer did return to the band in 2006 and in 2008 as a guest of the album “Game Theory” and “Rising Down”. solo, Malik B has released two albums, namely, “Street Assault” and “Unpredictable”.

The memory of the companions

As Questlove describes it in a post on Instagram as the one who introduced him to the world, Black Thought said, always on IG: “we’ve made a name and we have traced a road where there was still a. We have brought to life a city from the ashes, we loaded on the shoulders and we call Illadelph. In a friendly competition with you since the first day I ever heard of owning just a small fraction of your gift and your potential. Your steel affilava my steel while I watched to create rhythms from the ether and left to run in the universe to become a poetic law, making the English language what you wanted. I have always tried to change you into something more sophisticated, you can see that there were so many options beyond the road, only to understand that you and the road were one thing and there is no way to separate a man from his true self. My beloved brother M-illitant, I can only hope I made proud you made proud of me. The world has lost a true person, may Allah forgive you, forget your sins and grant you the highest level of Paradise”.