Rest in Power to Malik B from the Roots. The original lineup was MCs Black Thought and Malik B, QuestLove on drums and Leonard “Hub” Hubbard on bass. Malik rapped on four albums: Organix, Do You Want More, Illadelph Halflife and Things Fall Apart, before leaving the group in 2001. You can listen to some of his work below:
And a #TBT Roots mix by DJ Ayres:
#TBT this week is a killer recent re-upload from DJ Ayres. Originally made as a Turntable Lab giveaway companion mix for The Roots’ release of “The Tipping Point”, it’s now up on Ayres’ Hearthis.At account for your listening and downloading pleasure. Loaded with tons of their best, more rare records from 2004 and before featuring some remixes, freestyles, Black Thought solo joints and more. Press play on this one asap.
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