Malik B

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 Originally made as a Turntable Lab giveaway companion mix for The Roots’ release of “The Tipping Point”, it’s now up on Ayres’ Hearthis.At account for your listening and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.


1.The Roots – ‘Ya’ll Know Who’
2.The Roots – ‘The Lesson Pt 3’
3.DJ Krush, Black Thought & Malik B – ‘Meiso (Prunes Mix & DJ Shadow Mix)’
4.Black Thought – ‘Hardware’
5.The Roots – ‘Don’t Say Nuthin (DJ Ayres Remix)’
6.The Roots feat. Beenie Sigel – ‘Adrenaline’
7.The Roots – ‘The Seed / She Wants to Move (DJ Ayres Remix)’
8.The Roots – ‘Thought At Work (Promo 12′ Mix)’
9.X-Ecutioners feat. Black Thought & Ghostface – ‘Live from the PJs’
10.Jay Z & The Roots (Unplugged) – ‘Takeover’
11.The Roots – ‘Live Medley’
12.The Roots – ‘Proceed (Beatminerz Remix)’
13.The Roots – ‘Silent Treatment (Beatminers Remix)’
14.The Roots – ‘Distortion to Static (At Ease Remix)’
15.The Roots – ‘Push Up Ya Lighter’
16.The Roots – ‘Grits’
17.The Roots feat. Les Nubians – ‘You Got Me Remix’
18.The Roots feat. Jaguar – ‘What You Want’
19.Rahzel – ‘All I Know’
20.Pete Rock feat. Rob O & Black Thought – ‘It’s About That Time’
21.Big Punisher feat. Black Thought – ‘Super Lyrical’
22.Black Star feat. Black Thought – ‘Respiration Remix’
23.The The Roots feat. D’Angelo – ‘The Notic’
24.On The Go Freestyle