Black Thought has shared a heartfelt tribute to founding member of The Roots Malik B. News of his passing started making the rounds on social media after his cousin Don Champion confirmed his death.
In an Instagram post, The Roots' frontman penned a lengthy eulogy for his late friend.
"We made a name and carved a lane together where there was none," he wrote. "We resurrected a city from the ashes, put it on our backs and called it Illadelph. In friendly competition with you from day one, I always felt as if I possessed only a mere fraction of your true gift and potential. Your steel sharpened my steel as I watched you create cadences from the ether and set them free into the universe to become poetic law, making the English language your bitch.Read more