Malik B, one of the founding members of “The Roots,” is dead at 47.  The hip-hop group announced his passing on Instagram today.  A cause of death was not released.  Born Malik Abdul Baset, he appeared on four of the Philadelphia-based group’s albums until his departure in 2002.  The rapper carved out a solo career soon after and also made future guest appearances on several Roots songs.

(Source-CNN)

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