Founding member of The Roots, Malik B, dies



American hip hop group, The Roots has lost one of its founding members, Malik B.

The sad news was confirmed by group on Instagram and Malik’s cousin, Don Champion, but no mention of the cause of death.

The 47 years old Malik B., whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, co-founded The Roots alongside Questlove, Black Thought and Hub in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania, prior to the release of their debut album Organix.

Malik went on to release a few more albums with the group before departing and dropping projects as a solo artist.

This if for Malik’s family

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