The Roots : The group loses one of its founders, died at 47 years old

Chynna, who died of a drug overdose, Fred The Godson, a victim of the Covid-19, Nick Blixky, Tray Savage and Lil Marlo, all murdered by bullets : in 2020, the Fashion world mourned several important figures. The sad series continues with Malik B. also The co-founder of the group The Roots has died at the age of 47 years.

The terrible news has been announced by The Roots. The group is dear to the musician, Questlove and rapper Black Thought has published a photo of the deceased on Twitter, where he has nearly 280,000 subscribers. “We regret to announce the death of our dear and beloved brother and long-time member of The Roots, Malik Abdul Basit. Let us remember him for his devotion to Islam and its innovation, being one of the rappers the most talented of all time”, writes @theroots in its statute.

The cause of his death has not been revealed. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was 47 years old.

Malik B was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as his friends with whom he formed The Roots. He has participated in the creation of the first four albums of the group, which he left in 1999.

Solo, Malik B is the author of an EP and two albums. The most recent, titled Unpredictable, was released in 2015.