American rapper and founding member of The Roots, Malik B, has been confirmed dead.
The Roots in a post on Instagram on Wednesday confirmed the death of the 47-year-old Grammy award winner.
The group said he will be remembered as one of the most gifted MCs of all time and his devotion to Islam.
The group wrote, “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 Basit. 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. We ask that you please respect his family and extended family in our time of mourning such a great loss.”
Source: Naija News