Who is Malik B.? Malik B. Biography
Malik Abdul Basit aka Malik B. was an American rapper and singer who formed The Roots as a founding member. He was born on November 14, 1972. He has published one EP, Psychological, on the “Future Blast Publishing” publishing company of emcee Haak Blast.
Before leaving the group, he featured on the first four albums released by The Roots. He has contributed to several later albums as a featured artist.
|Malik B. Short Biography|
|Real Name||Malik Abdul Basit
|Birth Date||November 14, 1972|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US|
|Death Date||July 29, 2020|
|Occupation||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
Malik B. Age
He was 47 years old.
Malik B. Career
Black Thought dedicated a song to Malik B on The Roots’ album Phrenology, entitled “Water.”
The song describes how Thought and Malik B met each other, and eventually became central to the Roots’ growth. On The Roots’ seventh studio album, Game Theory, released in August 2006, Malik B returned to the group, featuring on three tracks including the title “Game Theory” (track 3, listed as 116 on releases in North America), “In The Music” (track 5, listed as 118 on releases in North America), and “Here I Come” (track 8, listed as 121 on releases in North America).
The nature of his relationship with the group was demonstrated by the fact that his songs were billed as “featuring Malik B” The Roots thanked Malik B in the liner notes, and made the statement: “Welcome home.” Malik B is also featured on two songs of Rising Down, “I Can’t Help It” and “Lost Desire” on The Roots’ 2008 album.
Malik B was featured in a duet with the French / Senegalese rapper on MC Solaar ‘s 1994 album Prose Combat. Malik B’s recent work includes a collaboration album with New York-based producer Mr. Green and being a featured member of Beard Gang, a Philadelphia rap group that includes fellow Philadelphia artist Freeway.
Malik B. Death Cause
On 29 July 2020 Malik B died. His Cousin Don Champion first announced his death on Facebook. The cause of death for Malik B. has not been made public.
The death of Malik B. was reported in a tweet from his colleague Mr. Green who tweeted on 29 July, He said: “rip to the great Malik B, this one hurts”
rip to the great Malik B, this one hurts
— Mr. Green (@greenhiphop) July 29, 2020
Rest in Peace to Malik B of The Roots. “Step into The Realm” from Things Fall Apart was always one of my favorite performances from him. pic.twitter.com/d6sOlKxapB
— BLUEPRINT (@printmatic) July 29, 2020
Thank you Malik B pic.twitter.com/CXe26RljUF
— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) July 29, 2020