Why does he deserve more credit? Granted he's kicked some nice verses, especially on Illadelph, but why does he deserve a bunch of credit for a few nice verses? The guy has had the oppurtunity to be in the best live band going right now, in any genre of music, and he shits on it because he's so fucked up. That doesn't deserve credit to me, that warrants a head examination. Malik is not a true member of the Roots, The Roots have made their living as a live band first and foremost and he is never there. Even when he is he's only there in body, not in spirit. I wonder if he'll even be on the next album at all, he's definitely getting phased out and I personally could care less. The Roots Crew will roll on without him. peace.