The Roots Co-Founder Malik B Has Died

He was 47 years old...

The Roots co-founder Malik B has died.

The rapper joined the seminal group at its primordial stage, and helped drive their opening four albums.

Appearing on 'Organix' (1993), 'Do You Want More?!!!??!' (1995), 'Illadelph Halflife' (1996), and the legendary 'Things Fall Apart' (1999), he departed before 2002's 'Phrenology'.

The gifted Philadelphia artist went on to steer a solo career, recently working alongside Mr. Green on the 2015 album 'Unpredictable'.

The Roots confirmed his death, commenting: “May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam, His loving brotherhood and his innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time…”

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