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Malik B., member of the Roots passes

He was one of the founder members of the Roots, the legendary Hip Hop group, The Roots, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born as Mailk Abdul Basit, but went by the stage name Malik B. He did a couple of albums with the Roots before departing and doing his own thing, but Malik B. would later return to join the group.

Malik died Wednesday and the cause of his death is yet known. The Roots official Twitter account made the following post: “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 and innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time. We ask that you please respect his family in our time of mourning.”

Malik Abdul Basit was 47-years-old.

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