Malik B Death – Dead – Popular American rapper and singer who was a founding member of The Roots, Malik Abdul Basit has passed away. Malik B was reported to have died today July 29 2020. His cause of death is not yet known as ata the time of filing this report.
Malik recently released one EP, entitled Psychological, on emcee Haak Blast’s publishing company “Future Blast Publishing”. He appeared on the first four albums released by The Roots, before departing the group. He returned as a featured artist for some later albums.
His death was confirmed by his cousin, Don Champion in a series via twitter handle. His tweets reads below..
“Mourning my beloved cousin today. He was so talented and had a huge heart. I still remember when he and The Roots were starting out. He’d give me and my dad their cassette tapes to listen to. I miss you already, Mailk. #RIP”.
Mourning my beloved cousin today. He was so talented and had a huge heart. I still remember when he and The Roots were starting out. He’d give me and my dad their cassette tapes to listen to. I miss you already, Mailk. #RIP ❤️ https://t.co/UMQeXJsWmf
— Don Champion (@DonChampionTV) July 29, 2020
Phila Flava also reacted to Malik’s death, In a Facebook post they wrote “Just found out that Malik B passed away this morning. He played such an important role in The Roots crew, and his influence expanded across the globe. No Great Pretender still is on repeat. This is unfortunate as we all know Malik B. had so much more to give hip-hop. Black Thought spoke so highly of him and shared such great stories about him on our show that I actually reached out to him just the other day. His voice will be missed but his music will last forever. RIP Malik B.”
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On The Roots’ album Phrenology, Black Thought dedicated a song to Malik B entitled “Water”. The song details how Thought and Malik B met one another and eventually became essential in the development of the Roots.
On The Roots’ seventh studio album, Game Theory, released in August 2006, Malik B returned to the group, appearing on three tracks, including the title “Game Theory” (track 3, listed as 116 on North American releases), “In The Music” (track 5, listed as 118 on North American releases), and “Here I Come” (track 8, listed as 121 on North American releases).
The nature of his relationship with the group was indicated by the fact that his tracks were billed as “featuring Malik B”. In the liner notes, The Roots thanked Malik B, adding the statement: “Welcome Home”. Malik B is also featured on two of the tracks on The Roots’ 2008 album Rising Down, “I Can’t Help It” and “Lost Desire”.
Malik B was featured on MC Solaar’s 1994 album Prose Combat in a duet with the French/Senegalese rapper.
Malik B’s recent work includes a collaboration album with New York-based producer Mr. Green and being a featured member of the Philadelphia rap collective Beard Gang which includes fellow Philadelphia artist Freeway.