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The Co-Founder of The Roots Malik B. Has Died Aged 47

After forming in 1987, The Roots have since become known one of the most critically acclaimed hip hop groups in the world. With their jazzy eclectic style and live instrument approach, The Roots became to be called "Hip hops first legitimate band" (ThoughtCo)

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It is therefore extremely sad news to hear that the co-founder of this group, Malik B. has passed away aged 47. After starting out busking on the streets of Philadephlia, the groups rise to fame has been admirable to say the least, and has seen them collaborate with a acclaimed plethora of artists including Eryka Badu and A Tribe Called Quest.

“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.”“It is with heavy hearts and tearful eyes that we regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Baset,” the group wrote.

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