#RestInPower: The Roots Founder, Malik B. Passes Away At 47!


Please join us in sending our immediate prayers to beloved musician, rapper, singer and founder of the legendary group The Roots, #MalikB as he has been pronounced dead at the age of 47!

According to CNN the devastating news was confirmed on Instagram through The Roots verified page by their publicist.


“We regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit.”

The statement continues, “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.”

Sources have confirmed that there has been no details forwarded upon the cause of Malik’s death at this time.

Malik will forever be remembered for his epic contributions to music and artistry from the 90s throughout the 2000.

Rest in power!


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