Malik B (born Malik Abdul Basit) was an American rapper and singer. “I still remember when he and The Roots were starting out. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter. Malik B and Mr. Green "Definition" Music VideoFrom the album "Unpredictable" coming soon… Shot by Mr. Green Edited by Dru Brown2014-04-10T16:00:16Z. Facebook/Malik B The details of his death have not yet been revealed. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. Be in the know. Born Malik Abdul Baset, the rapper and singer first joined The Roots before the group’s 1993 debut studio album, “Organix.” He also appeared on the band’s next three albums including “Do You Want More?!!!?? Released: January 17, 1995 @theroots @blackthought @questlove @diceraw @scottstorchofficial #theroots #hiphopgroup #blackthought #questlove #malikb #diceraw #beaniesigel #scottstorch #thegrandnegaz #rapper #rappers #producer #producers #legend #rap #hiphop #jazzrap #alternative #eastside #eastcoast #philadelphia #pennsylvania #oldskool #oldschool #dgc #geffen #records #doyouwantmore #album #proceed, A post shared by Old School Rap & Hip Hop (@oldschoolrapandhiphop) on Oct 6, 2018 at 2:43pm PDT. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. “He was so talented and had a huge heart. Jim Carrey finally gets laughs on 'SNL' while Alec Baldwin treads water. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. ", A second quizzed: "Anyone heard anything about how Malik B died? I can only hope to have made you as proud as you made me. #RIP.”, “Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Malik B, one of the greatest MC’s to ever come from this city,” wrote fellow Philly-based rapper Reef The Lost Cauze, whose real name is Sharif T. Lacey. He was 47. The Roots rapper Malik B's death was confirmed last night but it is unknown what killed the musician - and heartbroken fans are demanding answers. Malik B, whose real name was Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. Basit’s death was confirmed in a tweet from his collaborator Mr. Green, who tweeted on July 29, “rip to the great Malik B, this one hurts.” Basit and Mr. Green collaborated on the 2015 album Unpredictable. Malik B. pictured on his Facebook page in December 2013. "We made a name and carved a lane together where there was none," he wrote. May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam and innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time. Battleground Tracker: Biden leads in Michigan and Nevada, race tied in Iowa, A behind-the-scenes look at how mail-in ballots are processed, With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. ", First published on July 30, 2020 / 6:48 AM. Thanks for contacting us. Writer Aaron Ellis wrote about Basit’s departure from The Roots in May 2012 in response to a question on Quora. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born musician in a social media post Wednesday. How??". What Happened to Malik B.? The group won its first Grammy the following year. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unpredictable/id949745417 UndergroundHipHop.Com http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/malik-b-mr-green-unpredictable/ESD1501CD/ Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unpredictable-Malik-And-Mr-Green/dp/B00S05S8TC t-shirt, CD, and download bundle online here: http://bit.ly/1AJA6SR Video credits: Directed by Derek Aspenberg for LPZ Media Edited by Anthony Sylvester Produced by Live from the Streets Productions Executive Produced by Mr. Green For more…2015-01-13T16:58:19Z, Basit said in a 2015 interview with Arena about his song, “We Gonna Make it,” which was viewed as a response to The Roots song “Water,” “I’m a survivor, by any means.
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