Malik B, Philadelphia rapper and founding member of The Roots, has passed away at 47.

The Grammy Award-winning group took to social media to share the sad news:

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.

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The details surrounding Malik B’s passing have not been disclosed.

Sending my prayers, love, and sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and all who loved him.

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