The Roots founder Malik B Dies Age 47; Bio, Family, Facts, Married

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It is a great loss for the American music industry to lose a gem of a person in the name of Malik B. The musical creative known for his devotion to Islam and innovation in the profession took his last breath at age 47.

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Malik B will be remembered as a prominent band member of a musical group, The Roots. His association with the musical band spanned for almost two decades until 2020.

Malik B Bio & Family

The rapper was born as Malik Abdul Basit on 14 November 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Talking about his family, he chose to restrict his family members to be a part of any media spotlight and speculation. To which, there is restricted information or completely unknown information on his family.

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Founder of The Roots; Musical Start & Journey

Malik B was one prominent member of American hip hop band The Roots. The discovery of the musical band was back in late 1980s when it began to perform as The Square Roots with rapper Black Thought and drummer Questlove in 1989. Almost two years later, Malik  and bassist Leonard Hubbard got the fortune to join the band in 1991. Its studio album was Organix released in 1993 and two years later, they came up with a second album, Do You Want More?!!!??! in 1995. 

Likewise, some of their other studio albums are Things Fall Apart (1999), Phrenology (2002), The Tipping Point (2004), Rising Down (2008), Wake Up! (2010) and …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin in 2014. 

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The Roots Pays Condolences To Malik B

Malik took his last breath at the age of 47 on 29 July 2020. His musical band took their verified social media account to pay homage to their part who had an impactful collaboration in all these years. The band has requested the fan following to respect his family at the time of mourning.

However, neither of his family members have given any press releases of his death. The adequate reason for his passing is yet to be known. 

Is He Married Or Single?

Malik was mostly known for his great musical contribution. More than his personal life, his mass fan following prefers to know his sheer enthusiasm in the creative arts on how his music influenced people regardless of age and gender. However, talking about his personal life, the information is still not adequately known like his family. He might be possibly married or still single since he never confirmed nor denied.

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Some Interesting Facts About Malik B

  • Malik’s seventh studio album, Game Theory, with the band released in August 2006.
  • The nature of his relationship with the group as indicated by the fact that his tracks were billed as “featuring Malik B”. 
  • He got the fortune to feature on MC Solaar‘s 1994 album Prose Combat in a duet with the French/Senegalese rapper.
  • His recent work was with New York-based producer Mr. Green.
  • Malik also got featured as a member of the Philadelphia rap collective Beard Gang which includes fellow Philadelphia artist Freeway.

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