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Mos Def performing at the YBCA in San Francisco on New Year's Eve, December
Background information
Birth name Dante Terrell Smith-Bey
Born December 11, 1973 (1973-12-11) (age 36)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Origin Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupations Rapper, actor
Years active 1994-present
Labels Rawkus, Priority, Geffen, Downtown
Associated acts Soulquarians, Black Star, Talib Kweli, Native Tongues Posse, Kanye West, The Roots, Common, K'naan, Blakroc, Gorillaz, 24-Hour Karate Mixtape
Website http://www.mosdef.com
.Dante Terrell Smith-Bey (born December 11, 1973)[1] is an American actor and MC known by the stage name Mos Def (pronounced /ˌmoʊsˈdɛf/).^ Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def (MOSt DEFinitely), is an American MC and actor.
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^ Similar Artists See More Beck DJ Shadow AZ Black Star Peanut Butter Wolf Hieroglyphics Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def , is an American rapper and actor.

^ Mos Def / Dante Smith discographies at Discogs .
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.Mos Def started his hip hop career in a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul.^ Mos Def launches album on t-shirt .

^ For a while there it appeared Mos was done with hip-hop forever.

^ Who started the idea of skits on hip-hop albums?
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.With Talib Kweli, he formed the duo Black Star, who released the album Black Star in 1998. He was a major force in the late 1990s underground hip hop explosion spearheaded by Rawkus Records.^ As for a Black Star reunion record, Kweli is coy.
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^ Talib Kweli, Black Star, underground hip hop .
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^ Album (with Talib Kweli ), "Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star," Rawkus/MCA/Universal Records 112 897, 1998.
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As a solo artist he has released the albums Black on Both Sides in 1999, The New Danger in 2004, True Magic in 2006, and The Ecstatic in 2009.[1]
.Initially recognized for his musical output, Mos Def's screen work since the early 2000s has established him as one of only a handful of rappers who have garnered critical approval for their acting work.^ And Mos Def has acting chops.
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^ Lifetime (Music ringtone) Mos Def 1.
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^ At 31, Mos is one of the few (only?
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Mos Def has also been active on several social and political issues and was particularly vocal in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[1]

Contents

Early life

.Mos Def was born Dante Terrell Smith-Bey in the Roosevelt Houses of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City,[2] the son of Abbi Shabazz.^ Hip hop artist Mos Def is taking a new approach to selling his latest album entitled The Estatic .
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^ In a new 'Embedded' documentary for Current TV, Mos Def travels to Japan on his tour for 'The Ecstatic.'
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^ Mos Def Dante Terrell Smith is an American MC and actor.
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.He has two younger brothers, Abdul Rahman (a.k.a.^ He has two younger brothers, Abdul Rahman and Anwar Superstar.
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^ He also has younger brothers: Abdul Rahman a.k.a.

^ He has two younger brothers, Abdul Rahman (a.k.a.
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."Gold Medal Man," who is Mos's full-time DJ) and Anwar Superstar.^ "Gold Medal Man," who is Mos's full-time DJ ) and Anwar Superstar .
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^ Gold Medal Man, who is Mos' full time DJ; Anwar Superstar, famous for his collaboration with world renowned electronica DJ's The Chemical Brothers on their 2006 Grammy winning album "Push The Button", for the politically charged song 'Left Right' (Astralwerks), and for his most recent collaboration with Mos Def on the song titled 'Here Comes The Champ,' featured on the critically acclaimed video game soundtrack for NBA 2K7 produced by Dan The Automator, (Dan The Automator Presents: NBA 2K7); DCQ (Medina Green, Cross Town Beef); and a younger sister, Ces.

^ The rapper who wrote these lines is Mos Def and it is his voice, but that is not the full answer.
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.He also has a younger sister, Ces (Casey) Smith, and another younger brother Jermone Victor Moulton who resides in Brooklyn and shares the same mother Umi Smith.^ He also has a younger sister, Ces Smith.
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^ He also has a younger sister, Ces (Casey) Smith, and another younger brother Jermone Victor Moulton who resides in Brooklyn and shares the same mother Umi Smith.
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^ My Brother from another mother!

.Mos Def and his brothers are Muslims.^ Kanye West might have been considered a safe pair of hands for this comeback, but Mos Def has given Madlib and brother/protégée Oh No!
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^ Mos Def starred opposite Jeffrey Wright in the two-man show with the duo playing con-artist brothers.
  • Mos Def Biography - life, childhood, name, story, wife, school, mother, son, book - Newsmakers Cumulation 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

^ Mos Def began his music career in 1994 with the short-lived group Urban Thermo Dynamics with his younger brother DCQ, and his younger sister Ces.
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.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Mos Def was born into Islam.^ March 27, 2009 Mos Def .

^ When was mos def born and where?
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^ August 6, 2009 Mos Def .
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.He is also close friends with many rappers including Muslim rappers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Q-Tip of the group A Tribe Called Quest.^ He became a Muslim at age 19 after getting to know Muslim rappers including Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Q-Tip of the group A Tribe Called Quest .
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^ Tribe Called Quest feat.
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^ He became a Muslim at age 19 after getting to know Muslim rappers including Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Q-Tip of the group A Tribe Called Quest.

[2] .Mos Def grew up during the golden age of hip-hop and has been rapping and acting since he was six years old.^ And Mos Def has acting chops.
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^ Mos Def grew up during the golden age of hip-hop and has been rapping and acting since he was six years old.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Bushwick is a neighborhood in Brooklyn , where Mos Def grew up.
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.He attended Philippa Schuyler Middle School in Bushwick, Brooklyn.^ He attended Philippa Schuyler Middle School in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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^ After attending Phillippa Schuyler I.S. 383, a gifted-and-talented middle school in Bushwick, Mos dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue acting.
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.He studied at New York University in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.^ He graduated the New York University, where he studied experimental theater.
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^ He loved the experience and when he reached high school, he enrolled at a New York City performing arts magnet school.
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^ Now Mos has thrown us another track steeped in vintage New York boom-bap called '24 Karate School.'
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Music career

.Mos Def began his music career in 1994 in the short-lived group Urban Thermo Dynamics with his younger brother D.c.Q and younger sister Ces.^ It was also in 1994 that Mos Def made his entrance into the world of music with Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), a group he established with younger siblings DCQ and Ces.

^ He also has a younger sister, Ces Smith.
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^ History (Music ringtone) Mos Def 1.
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.Despite their contract with Payday Records, the group only released two singles, and their debut album Manifest Destiny was not released until 2004, when it was distributed by Illson Media.^ Despite their contract with Payday Records, the group only released two singles, and their debut album "Manifest Destiny" was not released until 2004, when it was distributed by Illson Media.

^ Despite their contract with Payday Records, the group only released two singles and the group's debut album, Manifest Destiny, did not see the light of day until 2004 (see 2004 in music) when it was released through Illson Media.
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^ Despite their contract with Payday Records, the group only released two singles , and their debut album Manifest Destiny was not released until 2004, when it was distributed by Illson Media.
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.In 1996, he emerged as a solo artist and worked with De La Soul and Da Bush Babees, before he released his own first single, "Universal Magnetic", which was a huge underground hit.^ After working with De La Soul and Da Bush Babees, Mos dropped his first solo single, “Universal Magnetic,” independently in 1996 and signed to Rawkus Records three years later.
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^ In 1996, Mos Def released his first single, Universal Magnetic.
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^ In 1996, he emerged as a solo artist and worked with De La Soul and da Bush Babees, before he released his own first single, "Universal Magnetic", which was a huge underground hit.
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[citation needed]
.Mos Def signed with Rawkus Records and formed the group Black Star with Talib Kweli.^ Related Searches: blakroc , mos def black on both sides , talib kweli .
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^ Album (with Talib Kweli ), "Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star," Rawkus/MCA/Universal Records 112 897, 1998.
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^ Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Black Star/10 Respiration.mp3 .
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.They released an album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in 1998.[3] Mostly produced by Hi-Tek, the album featured the hit singles, "Respiration" and "Definition", which would go on to be featured in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop.^ The album was released in 1998 and featured Hi-Tek producing most of the tracks.
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^ But the producers went with Mos Def instead.
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^ Related Searches: blakroc , mos def black on both sides , talib kweli .
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[4] .Mos Def released his solo debut album Black on Both Sides in 1999, also through Rawkus.^ Related Searches: blakroc , mos def black on both sides , talib kweli .
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^ Mos Def released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides , in 1999.
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^ His solo debut, Black on Both Sides (1999), did much the same a year later.
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[5] .Around this time he also contributed to the Scritti Politti album Anomie & Bonhomie and Rawkus compilations Lyricist Lounge and Soundbombing.^ Def was also featured on Rawkus' influential "Lyricist Lounge" and "Soundbombing" series of compilations.

^ Around this time he also contributed to the Scritti Politti album Anomie & Bonhomie and Rawkus compilations Lyricist Lounge and Soundbombing .
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^ Def was also featured on Rawkus' influential Lyricist Lounge and Soundbombing series compilations.
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.After the collapse of Rawkus, he signed to Interscope/Geffen Records, which released his second solo album The New Danger in 2004.[6] The New Danger contained a mix of several musical genres, including soul, blues, and rock and roll, performed with his rock band Black Jack Johnson, which contained members of the bands Bad Brains and Living Colour.^ The New Danger contained a mix of several musical genres, including soul , blues , and rock and roll , performed with his rock band Black Jack Johnson, which contained members of the bands Bad Brains and Living Colour .
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^ Enter Def's 2004 release, The New Danger , which, some would argue, is really a Black Jack Johnson album.
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^ Black Jack Johnson contained members of the bands Bad Brains and Living Colour.

The singles included "Sex, Love & Money" and the B-side "Ghetto Rock"; the latter went on to receive several Grammy Award nominations in 2004.
.Mos Def has drawn some criticism from his fan base about "keeping it real" after he appeared in a commercial that endorsed the GMC Denali sport utility vehicle.^ Mos Def is right about Washington.
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^ MOS DEF - a fan of DOOM .
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^ Real fans know Mos Def will be visiting Chicago!
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[7]
.Mos Def's final solo album for Geffen Records, True Magic, was quietly released on December 29, 2006. True Magic features production from The Neptunes, Rich Harrison and Minnesota, among others.^ Mos is signed with Rawkus Records and Geffen Records.
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^ December 24, 2008 Mos Def .
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^ Mos Def launches album on t-shirt .

.The album was released in a clear-case with no cover art.^ The album was released in a clear-case with no cover art.
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^ Released quietly by Geffen in late December, it featured no artwork or sleeve, simply a photo of Mos stenciled straight onto the CD inside a clear case.
  • Mos Def and the New Old Magic - The Brooklyn Rail 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC brooklynrail.org [Source type: General]

^ "The aim is high," Mos Def says of his fourth studio effort and first since 2006's True Magic , which was released without promotion in a clear case sans cover art.
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.Neither Geffen nor Mos Def himself promoted the album at all, which is the main reason the album was received under the radar.^ See all mp3's from Mos Def » albums .
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^ Mos Def launches album on t-shirt .

^ Neither Geffen nor Mos Def himself promoted the album at all, which is the main reason the album was received under the radar.
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.The song "Crime & Medicine" is essentially a cover of GZA's 1995 single "Liquid Swords", though it contains different verses.^ The song "Crime & Medicine" is essentially a cover of GZA 's 1995 single " Liquid Swords ", though it contains different verses.
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^ Some tracks here would be decent fodder for a C-level mixtape, like "Crime & Medicine", a note-for-note remake of GZA's "Liquid Swords", minus the Genius' lyrical bite and intensity.
  • Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Mos Def: True Magic 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

^ With tracks like the GZA-quoting “Crime And Medicine,” he showed he could still shine.
  • Review: Mos Def’s “The Ecstatic” - On the Record 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

Also, the track "Undeniable" samples a version of the Barrett Strong/Norman Whitfield composition "Message from a Black Man". The song "Dollar Day" uses the same beat as Juvenile's "Nolia Clap."[8]
.MTV reported that this album isn't a full version, but a teaser/promotional debut.^ MTV reported that this album isn't a full version, but a teaser/promotional debut.
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.A new version of the album would be released spring 2007, with updated songs and cover art.^ A new version of the album would be released spring 2007, with updated songs and cover art.
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^ The album was released in a clear-case with no cover art.
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^ In December, word was released that these two would be performing two concerts: one in Toronto and one in New York (which I believe is on the 30th at the Nokia Theatre).
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.However, on October 17, 2007, Okayplayer reported, through discussions with Mos Def's management, that these rumors were unsubstantiated.^ Customer Discussions Mos Def forum .
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^ However, on October 17, 2007, Okayplayer reported, through discussions with Mos Def's management, that these rumors were unsubstantiated.
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^ Mos Def with okayplayer and brooklyn .
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.The CD was intended to be released without promotion or cover art, as per Mos Def's request.^ The CD was intended to be released without promotion or cover art, as per Mos Def's request.
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^ Mos Def's collaboration with Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star(CD), was released during the aftermath of the deaths of 2pac and The Notorious B.I.G., sparking a rebirth of "aware" and "intelligent" hip-hop.
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^ In September 2005, Mos Def released the single "Katrina Clap" a critical reaction to the lack of response by the Bush administration to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
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.There would be no future re-release.^ There would be no future re-release.
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^ It was quickly and mysteriously yanked from stores by the label shortly thereafter, the rumor being that it would be re-released “properly” sometime in the spring.
  • Mos Def and the New Old Magic - The Brooklyn Rail 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC brooklynrail.org [Source type: General]

^ They're like, 'There's no fuckin' way - I saw you up onstage, with your makeup, and you were fuckin' hollerin' at the top of your lungs.'
  • David Bowie and Mos Def - Complex Mag - Aug/Sept 03 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.davidbowie.com [Source type: Original source]

.On November 7, 2007, Mos Def performed live in San Francisco at a venue called The Mezzanine.^ Live review: Mos Def .
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^ Mos performs “Boogie Man” live.
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^ On Wednesday November 7th, Mos Def performed live in San Francisco at a venue called The Mezzanine.

.This performance was recorded for an upcoming "Live in Concert" DVD. During this performance Mos Def announced that he would be releasing a new album to be called The Ecstatic.^ Another track has been released off of Mos Def ’s upcoming The Ecstatic album.
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^ Posted by plugoneboss in News , tags: Downtown Records , Mos Def .
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^ Live review: Mos Def .
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.He sang a number of new tracks; in later shows, Def previewed tracks produced by Madlib and was rumored to be going to Kanye West for new material.^ He sang a number of new tracks; in later shows, Def previewed tracks produced by Madlib and was rumored to be going to Kanye West for new material.
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^ Kanye West might have been considered a safe pair of hands for this comeback, but Mos Def has given Madlib and brother/protégée Oh No!
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^ It was also rumored that the group might play a secret show at new venue Under 100 (in the basement of Damon Dash's building) later that night, but though Mos Def was there hanging out ( again ), he and the group didn't actually play (pictures from that event coming later).
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.Producer and fellow Def Poet Al Be Back stated that he would be producing as well.^ Producer and fellow Def Poet Al Be Back stated that he would be producing as well [10] .
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^ If I were back home, I would mos def be @Olgas_Kitchen.
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^ I for one would like to look back on what we produced in word, sound and image and know that it actually meant something….

[9] The album was released on June 9, 2009; upon its release, only Madlib's production had made the cut, along with tracks by Preservation, The Neptunes, Mr. Flash, Madlib's brother Oh No, a song by J. Dilla, and Georgia Anne Muldrow.
.Mos Def is also set to do a duo album with Jay Electronica titled Simpatico.^ Mos Def is also set to do a duo album with Jay Electronica titled Simpatico .
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^ Any body got this jay electronica album?
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^ Mos Def launches album on t-shirt .

.It will contain nine songs.^ It will contain nine songs.
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[10]
.Mos Def appears alongside Kanye West on the track "Two Words" from The College Dropout album, the track "Drunk And Hot Girls" and the bonus track "Good Night" off West's third major album, Graduation.^ Another track has been released off of Mos Def ’s upcoming The Ecstatic album.
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^ Mos Def launches album on t-shirt .

^ Def] Two words, United States, .
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.In 2002, he released the 12" single Fine, which was featured in the Brown Sugar Motion Picture Soundtrack.^ Brown Sugar (Fine) 23.

^ Brown Sugar (Fine) lyrics .

^ In 2002, he released the 12" single Fine, which was featured in the Brown Sugar Motion Picture Soundtrack.
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[11]
.Mos Def also appears on the debut album from fellow New Yorkers Apollo Heights on a track titled, "Concern."^ Mos Def news, pictures and videos!
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^ Mos will also appear on the next Gorillaz album.
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^ Unreleased Mos Def track .
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.In October, he signed a deal with Downtown Records and appeared on a remix to the song "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice.^ In October, he signed a deal with Downtown Records and appeared on a remix to the song "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice.
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[12] Mos Def appeared on Stephen Marley's album Mind Control on the song "Hey Baby." In 2009, Mos Def worked together with Somali rapper K'naan to produce the track "America" for K'naan's album Troubadour.[13]
.In April 2008 he appeared on the title track for a new album by The Roots entitled Rising Down.^ In April 2008 he appeared on the title track for a new album by The Roots entitled Rising Down .
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^ Mos Def Posted by Shamz on Dec 30, 2009 [image] Medina Green is back and have a new album on the way entitled, Save The Children .
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^ The song is one of the singles appearing in Def's fourth studio album entitled " The Ecstatic " which is up for Best Rap Album at 2010 Grammy Awards.
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.The new single, Life In Marvelous Times, was made officially available through iTunes on November 4, 2008, and is available for stream on the Roots' website Okayplayer.^ Life In Marvelous Times November 4, 2008 $0.99 .
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^ The new single, Life In Marvelous Times , was made officially available through iTunes on November 4, 2008, and is available for stream on the Roots' website Okayplayer.
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^ Life in Marvelous Times 3:41 .
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.April 2009 saw him traveling to South Africa for the first time where he performed accompanied by The Robert Glasper Experiment at the renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival.^ April 2009 saw him travelling to South Africa for the first time where he performed accompanied by The Robert Clasper Experiment at the renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
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^ She went on for no less than 3 hours to which, at most of the time was with her eyes closed as the accompanying musicians (including an SFX DJ) injected free jazz riffs and electronic AV effects to the performance.

^ View Photo » next AP Photo 5 months ago Mos Def performs at George Wein's Carefusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, R.I. on Saturday, Aug.
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.He enticed his bemused African following with an encore introduced by his own rendition of John Coltrane's "Love Supreme" followed by a sneak preview of the track "M.D. (Doctor)", much to the delight of the fans.^ He enticed his bemused African following with an encore introduced by his own rendition of John Coltrane's "Love Supreme" followed by a sneak preview of the track "M.D. (Doctor)", much to the delight of the fans.
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^ I love this track so much that I had to leak the full thing for you all to hear.
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[14]
.Mos Def also designed two pairs of limited edition Converse shoes.^ Mos Def has also collaborated with Converse to design a line of sneakers.
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^ Join the conversation about Mos Def .
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^ Mos Def also designed two pairs of limited edition Converse shoes.
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.The shoes were released to Foot Locker stores on August 1, 2009 in very limited amounts.^ The shoes were released to Foot Locker stores on August 1, 2009 in very limited amounts.
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^ Summer movies: Releases through August 2009 .
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[15]
.In late 2009, Mos Def created a brand of clothing line with UNDRCRWN called the "Mos Def Cut & Sew Collection."^ Mos Def has created another classic!!
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^ The musical line-up included artists like Mos Def , The Roots , Common, Jill Scott , and Erykah Badu .
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^ Mos Def started his rap career as a member of the Native Tongue Posse collective and by guesting on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul.

.All clothing items will be sold in select stores located around the U.S. and almost exclusively on the UNDRCRWN website.^ All clothing items will be sold in select stores located around the U.S. and almost exclusively on the UNDRCRWN website.
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^ Include all eBay Store items Showing 50 of 131 items found in eBay Stores .
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^ ZIP Customize preferences See all matching eBay Stores All items Auctions only Buy It Now only We were unable to run the search you entered.
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[16]
.Mos Def features on the first single, "Stylo", from the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, alongside soul legend Bobby Womack.^ Mos will also appear on the next Gorillaz album.
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^ Just search for Mos Def or any of his albums.
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^ Gorillaz are back after five years with a new single on 26 January, Stylo, featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack.
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He also appears on the track titled "Sweepstakes".

Influences

Acting career

.He began his professional acting career at the age of fourteen, appearing in the TV movie God Bless the Child, starring Mare Winningham.^ He began his professional acting career at the age of 14, appearing in the TV movie "God Bless the Child", starring Mare Winningham.

^ Mos began his professional acting career at the age of 14, appearing in the TV movie God Bless the Child, starring Mare Winningham.
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^ He began his professional acting career at the age of fourteen, appearing in the TV movie God Bless the Child , starring Mare Winningham .
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.He then played the oldest child in the short-lived family sitcom, You Take the Kids, starring Nell Carter and Roger E. Mosley.^ He then played the oldest child in the short-lived family sitcom, You Take the Kids, starring Nell Carter and Roger E. Mosley.
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^ He then played the oldest child in the short-lived family sitcom, "You Take the Kids", starring Nell Carter and Roger E. Mosley.

^ He then played the oldest child in the short-lived family sitcom, You Take the Kids , starring Nell Carter and Roger E. Mosley .
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.His most notable acting role before his music career was that of Bill Cosby's sidekick on the short-lived detective show, The Cosby Mysteries.^ His most notable acting role before his music career was that of Bill Cosby 's sidekick on the short-lived detective show, The Cosby Mysteries .
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^ Before his music, a young Smith's biggest role had been as Bill Cosby's sidekick in The Cosby Mysteries .
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^ After high school, he began acting in a variety of television roles, most notably appearing in 1994 on a short-lived Bill Cosby series, The Cosby Mysteries.
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He also starred in a 1996 Visa check card commercial featuring Deion Sanders. In 1997 he had a small role alongside Michael Jackson in his short film and music video "Ghosts".
.After brief appearances in Bamboozled[18] and Monster's Ball,[19] Mos re-invigorated his acting career with his performance as a talented rapper who is reluctant to sign to a major label in Brown Sugar.^ After brief appearances in Bamboozled [18] and Monster's Ball , [19] Mos re-invigorated his acting career with his performance as a talented rapper who is reluctant to sign to a major label in Brown Sugar .
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^ After brief appearances in "Bamboozled" and "Monster's Ball", Mos re-invigorated his acting career with his performance as a talented rapper who is reluctant to sign to a major label in "Brown Sugar".

^ His performances in Brown Sugar, Monster's Ball, and the HBO made-for-TV film Something The Lord Made have been particularly acclaimed by critics.
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[20] He was nominated for an Image Award and a Teen Choice Award.[21]
.In 2002, he played the role of Booth in Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog, a Tony-nominated and Pulitzer-winning Broadway play.^ Notably, in 2002 he played the role of Booth in Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog, a Tony-nominated and Pulitzer-winning Broadway play.
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^ Mos completed his Broadway debut in 2002 in the Tony nominated, Pulitzer Prize winning, Topdog/Underdog and re-teamed with playwright, Suzan Lori Parks and director George Wolfe for the off- Broadway play, Fucking A, for which he was awarded an Obie Award.
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^ ET) -- Brooklyn-based rapper, actor, and community activist Mos Def (Dante Beze) is currently in negotiations to make his Broadway debut, in the play Topdog/Underdog.
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.He and co-star Jeffrey Wright won a Special Award from the Outer Critics Circle Award for their joint performance.^ Mos Def starred opposite Jeffrey Wright in the two-man show with the duo playing con-artist brothers.
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[22] He also received positive notices as the quirky Left Ear in the blockbuster hit, The Italian Job in 2003.[23]
.In television, Mos Def has appeared on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show,[24] and has hosted the award-winning HBO spoken word show, Def Poetry since its inception.^ He has been the host of the award-winning spoken word show Def Poetry Jam since its inception.
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^ We'd seen it on that show that Mos Def hosts a few ti .
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^ In television, Mos Def has appeared on Comedy Central 's Chappelle's Show , [24] and has hosted the award-winning HBO spoken word show, Def Poetry since its inception.
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[25] .The show's sixth season aired in 2007. He also appeared on the sitcom My Wife And Kids as the old school friend of Michael Kyle's (Damon Wayans).^ The show's sixth season aired in February 2007.
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^ Braquage à l'italienne (France) "My Wife and Kids" ....
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^ Actors: Damon Wayans , Savion Glover , Jada Pinkett Smith , Tommy Davidson , Michael Rapaport .
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.Mos Def won Best Actor, Independent Movie at the 2005 Black Reel Awards for his portrayal of Detective Sgt.^ Wolf: Mos Def is a competent actor.
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^ For his role in The Woodsman, Mos Def earned a Black Reel Award for best actor in an independent film.
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^ Mos Def is a terrific actor.
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Lucas in The Woodsman.[26] .For his portrayal of Vivien Thomas in HBO's film Something the Lord Made,[27] he was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and won the Image Award.^ He garners Grammy, Emmy & Golden Globe nominations.
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^ For his portrayal of Vivien Thomas in HBO 's film Something the Lord Made , [27] he was nominated for an Emmy Award , a Golden Globe , and won the Image Award .
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^ He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and a Tony.
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He also played a bandleader in HBO's Lackawanna Blues. .He then landed the role of Ford Prefect in the 2005 movie adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.^ He also landed the role of Ford Prefect in the long-awaited 2005 movie adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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^ Def soon afterward donned a British accent for a leading role in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , giving audiences a taste of his comedic skills.
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^ Mos Def is a good actor, and certainly he was well-cast for what I'm sure "they" wanted Ford Prefect to be in this movie.
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[28]
.In 2006, Mos Def appeared in Dave Chappelle's Block Party alongside fellow Black Star companion Talib Kweli, while also contributing to the film's soundtrack.^ Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) .
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^ Click here for sexy videos of Mos Def and Talib Kweli .
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^ It's a great piece that Mos Def stars in.
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[29] .Also, Mos Def was featured as the black banjo player in the infamous "Pixie Sketch" from Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes.^ It features legendary live shows from Blackstar and stars Mos Def, Kanye West, Dave Chappelle, MF Doom, Common, The Roots, Beastie Boys, De LA Soul and many more.
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^ Mos Def ’s early work with Black Star produced singles including “Respiration” and “ Def inition” that are often cited as being among the best of the genre’s best...
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^ Mos Def was joined by Talib Kweli for a series of Black Star songs including "Definition," "Respiration" and "Brown Skin Lady."
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.He was later edited out of it on the DVD. Additionally, Mos Def starred in the action film 16 Blocks alongside Bruce Willis and David Morse.^ Mos in 16 Blocks was awesome by JackLint .
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^ It's a great piece that Mos Def stars in.
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^ Mos'Def history / edit Artist .
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[30] .He has a recurring guest role on Boondocks, starring as "Gangstalicious". He is also set to be in Toussaint, a film about Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, opposite Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes.^ Due to be shot in Venezuela early next year, the film will star Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett.
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^ US actor Danny Glover, who plans an epic next year on Haitian independence hero Toussaint-Louverture, said he slaved to raise...
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.He made a cameo appearance — playing himself — in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.^ He made a cameo appearance — playing himself — in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby .
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^ Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby .
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^ Himself Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ....
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[31]
.In 2008, Mos Def starred in the Michel Gondry movie Be Kind Rewind, playing a video rental store employee whose best friend is played by co-star Jack Black.^ Get Mos Def news, music and videos.
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^ NEW VIDEO: MOS DEF ft.
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^ Mos Def and Alfre Woodard co-star.
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[32]. .He also portrayed Chuck Berry in the film Cadillac Records,[33] for which he was nominated for a Black Reel Award and an Image Award.^ He also portrayed Chuck Berry in the film Cadillac Records , [33] for which he was nominated for a Black Reel Award and an Image Award .
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^ The Ecstatic , released on the Universal-distributed Downtown label, followed in June 2009; at that point, Mos Def had significant acting roles in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind (in which he co-starred with Jack Black) and Cadillac Records (he played Chuck Berry ).
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^ The Ecstatic, released on the Universal-distributed Downtown label, followed in June 2009; at that point, Mos Def had significant acting roles in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind (in which he co-starred with Jack Black) and Cadillac Records (he played Chuck Berry).
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Most recently, he appeared in the season five episode of House entitled "Locked In." His performance has been well-received, with E! saying that Mos Def "delivers an Emmy-worthy performance."[34] He was also in the 2009 film, Next Day Air.

Social and political views

.By the early 1990s, a brand of socially conscious hip hop that had been popularized by A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, and many others had been eclipsed in popularity by gangsta rap.^ Can't understand why hip hop / rap music is so popular.
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^ By the early 1990s, a brand of socially conscious hip hop that had been popularized by A Tribe Called Quest , KRS-One , and many others had been eclipsed in popularity by gangsta rap .
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Hip Hop has been just one of his pursuits.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mos Def, as well as Talib Kweli, Common, Little Brother, Quannum Projects and others helped socially aware rap music experience something of a comeback in the late 1990s and early 2000s.^ Mos Def – History (featuring Talib Kweli) .
  • Pasta Primavera 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC pastaprima.net [Source type: General]

^ Mos Def's music wouldn't be the same.
  • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Mos Def - Rock N Roll 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Socially aware rap music (alternative hip hop) has experienced something of a renaissance in the late 1990s and now the 2000s, in part due to artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common , The Roots and others.
  • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/mos_def 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mos Def's collaboration with Talib Kweli, Black Star, was released during the aftermath of the deaths of 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. and focused on violence and deceit in hip-hop, in collaboration with other acts that did the same.^ And Mos Def has acting chops.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mos Def's collaboration with Talib Kweli, Black Star , was released during the aftermath of the deaths of 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. and focused on violence and deceit in hip-hop, in collaboration with other acts that did the same.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Mos Def's collaboration with Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star(CD), was released during the aftermath of the deaths of 2pac and The Notorious B.I.G., sparking a rebirth of "aware" and "intelligent" hip-hop.
  • Mos Def Quotes and Trivia at MovieTome 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.movietome.com [Source type: General]

.His music has also made reference to his Islamic faith, and his contention that black artists receive little credit for their role in the birth of rock and roll.^ Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black .
  • Mos Def - Houston 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.houstonpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His biggest musical successes were the album he made with Talib Kweli, Black Star (1998), and his debut solo album Black On Both Sides (1999).
  • Amazon.com: Mos Def: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Mos Def - Black On Both Sides/10 Rock'n'Roll.mp3 .
  • Torrent - Mos Def Discography:: BitTorrentMonster 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.btmon.com [Source type: General]

.On Mos Def's 2004 album The New Danger, he took his penchant for experimentation to a new level.^ Mos Def albums: .

^ On Mos Def's 2004 album The New Danger, the rapper took his penchant for experimentation to a new level.
  • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/mos_def 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NEW VIDEO: MOS DEF ft.
  • Video - Mos Def - History (feat. Talib Kweli) - Music 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most of the songs were more hip-hop flavored stylings of blues and rock, with fewer raps thrown in.^ Most of the songs were more hip-hop flavored stylings of blues and rock , with few actual raps thrown in.
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^ Impact on hip-hop The artistic boundaries of hip-hop and rap music had been redefined by artists such as Brand Nubian , De La Soul, and Public Enemy , whose music was more thematically sophisticated and socially conscious than that of their predecessors.
  • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/mos_def 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than a mere rap album, Mos Def's long-awaited The New Danger combines hip-hop, blues, soul, and rock in an 18-track package that seeks to transcend convention.
  • The New Danger: Mos Def: Amazon.co.uk: Music 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.This threw off fans who were expecting another full-blown rap album.^ With his ever growing acting career, who knows how long it will be before he releases another album and comes back to the PDX? I wouldn’t miss this opportunity if I were you.
  • Mos Def at Roseland: Free Download + Win Tickets | May 22 « Portland Music, Art, Events, Entertainment, Sustainability | PDX PIPELINE 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC pdxpipeline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than 70% of people who buy rap albums are not even black.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This while dropping only two albums, giving his fans the distinct impression that he favors acting over rapping.
  • XXLmag.com - » FEATURE: Mos Def, Quiet As Kept 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The New Danger also featured the controversial song, "The Rape Over," a parody of Jay-Z's The Blueprint hit "Takeover". His label made him take the song off releases of the album, citing clearance issues with Jay-Z and The Doors, a band which the song samples.^ As a solo artist he has released the albums Black on Both Sides in 1999, The New Danger in 2004, True Magic in 2006, and The Ecstatic in 2009.
  • Mos Def - Free Music, Mos Def Lyrics & Videos 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The New Danger also featured the controversial song "The Rape Over", a parody of Jay-Z's The Blueprint hit "The Takeover": old white men is runnin this rap shit corporate forces runnin this rap shit some tall israeli is runnin this rap shit we poke out our asses for a chance to cash in cocaine, is runnin this rap shit 'dro, 'yac and e-pills is runnin this rap shit...
  • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/mos_def 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dame Dash set up a new indie label for the rock band The Black Keys to release a rap/rock album entitled Blak Roc featuring other hip hop heavyweights Q-such as Tip, Ludacris, Raekwon, RZA, Billy Danze, Pharoahe Monch & ODB. The album drops on Black Friday.
  • Nah Right » The Black Keys feat. Mos Def & Jim Jones - Hoochie Coo 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The song has garnered controversy over its veiled reference to Israeli-American record executive Lyor Cohen (the "tall Israeli" who then was head of the The Island Def Jam Music Group).^ Def's music often references his Islamic faith and his contention that black artists receive little credit for their role in the birth of rock and roll music.
  • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/mos_def 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MOS DEF (music playlist) Music, songs, ringtones, MP3s, lyrics, CDs and playlists collections.
  • MOS DEF (music playlist) Music, songs, ringtones, MP3s, lyrics, CDs and playlists collections. Listen now - - nuTsie.com 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.nutsie.com [Source type: General]

^ July 9, 2009 at 12:35 am I’m black and I like some of Mos Def’s music but I download his songs illegally just to spite him.
  • #69 Mos Def « Stuff White People Like 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC stuffwhitepeoplelike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mos Def and Immortal Technique released a similarly controversial song, "Bin Laden" in 2004, which blamed the Reagan Doctrine and President George W. Bush for the September 11, 2001 attacks.^ Show all Mos Def songs .
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^ Mos Def's songs went on for too long.
  • Ticketmaster Mos Def Customer ratings and reviews 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC reviews.ticketmaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mos Def and Immortal Technique released a similarly controversial song, " Bin Laden " in 2004, which blamed the Reagan Doctrine and President George W. Bush for the September 11, 2001 attacks .
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

A club remix song, featuring Eminem, was released the following year, in 2005.
.In September 2005, Mos Def released the single "Katrina Clap," renamed "Dollar Day" for True Magic, (utilizing the instrumental for New Orleans rappers UTP's "Nolia Clap").^ The video for Mos Def s Katrina Klap (utilizing the instrumental for Juvenile s Nolia Clap ), a critical react...
  • Mos Def on Yahoo! Music 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mos Def - Six DayS remix .
  • Mos Def on Yahoo! Music 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Segundo o rapper Mos Def ,..
  • Mos Def « uberVU Search 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.ubervu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The song is a criticism of the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.^ The song is a criticism of the Bush administration 's response to Hurricane Katrina .
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.On the night of the MTV Video Music Awards, Mos Def pulled up in front of Radio City Music Hall on a flatbed truck and began performing the "Katrina Clap" single in front of a crowd that quickly gathered around him.^ NEW VIDEO: MOS DEF ft.
  • Video - Mos Def - History (feat. Talib Kweli) - Music 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clutch Video: Mos Def ft.
  • Video - Mos Def - History (feat. Talib Kweli) - Music 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Music video by Mos Def performing Sex, Love & Money.
  • Mos Def on Yahoo! Music 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He was subsequently arrested despite having a public performance permit in his possession.^ He was subsequently arrested despite having a public performance permit in his possession.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[35]
.On September 7, 2007, Mos Def appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher where he spoke about racism against African Americans, citing the government response to Hurricane Katrina, the Jena Six and the murder conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal.^ And this is nothing against Mos Def either.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mos Def is right about Washington.
  • Real Time with Bill Maher missteps with Mos Def - Monsters and Critics 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

^ I wasn't upset because Mos Def was African American, I was upset by Horseflesh .
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mos Def also mentioned that Al-Qaeda was not responsible for 9/11, and that Al-Qaeda is not responsible for as much terrorism as they are portrayed to be.^ Mos Def also displayed his deep skepticism, mentioning that Al-Qaeda was not responsible for 9/11 , and that Al-Qaeda is not responsible for as much terrorism as they are portrayed to be.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973, in Brooklyn, NY, Mos Def pursued the arts at a young age, excelling as a performer.
  • Mos Def Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]

^ Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith on 11 December 1973 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American hip hop artist and actor.
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[36] .He appeared on Real Time again on March 27, 2009, and spoke about the risk of nuclear weapons.^ MTVNe ws on march 27, 2009 .
  • Nelly, Mos Def, Twista Discuss Hip-Hop Activism In Jena Six Case | News | Think MTV 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC think.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He appeared on Real Time again on March 27, 2009, and spoke about the risk of nuclear weapons .
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On September 7, 2007, Mos Def appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher where he spoke about racism against African Americans , citing the government response to Hurricane Katrina , the Jena Six and the murder conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal .
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[37] .Mos Def said that he did not listen to any of Osama Bin Laden's messages because he did not trust the translations.^ "I like Mos Def, but I ain't like what he said.
  • Nelly, Mos Def, Twista Discuss Hip-Hop Activism In Jena Six Case | News | Think MTV 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC think.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mos Def because he's Mos Def, not because he's black".
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mos Def Last Updated: 1/14/2010 Send Message Instant Message Email to a Friend Subscribe .
  • Mos Def's MySpace Blog | 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

[38]

Personal life

.In 1996, he married Maria Yepes.^ Maria Yepes (married 1996; divorced 2006) .
  • Mos Def Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1996, he married Maria Yepes.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.After having two girls, Chandani and Jauhara Smith, he filed for divorce in 2005.[39] The divorce became final in January 2008. In connection with his divorce from Yepes, law firm Blank Rome filed suit seeking more than $60,000 in unpaid legal bills.^ And actually Alma (Melonie Diaz), who's sort of the smarter, the smartest guy of the band -- she's a girl -- tells them that they are much more creative than what they think they are.
  • Posts tagged Mos def at Cinematical 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40] .Mos Def is expected to return to court for non-compliance of his divorce and for not paying child support.^ Mos Def is expected to return to court for non-compliance of his divorce and for not paying child support.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ ALHAMDULILLAH Mos Def is Mos Definitely the kind of artist that is so unpredictable like Allah's child should be, one cannot tell what he's coming out with.
  • Amazon.com: The Ecstatic: Mos Def: MP3 Downloads 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Actually, this Mos Def thing is really funny - fools will pay $60 for a t-shirt and a download, and the smart kids will just download it for free.
  • Mos Def Tries T-Shirt As An Album Business Model | Techdirt 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.techdirt.com [Source type: General]

.In October, 2006 Mos Def appeared on 4Real, a documentary television series.^ It appears that Mos Def recognizes that.
  • Mos Def Tries T-Shirt As An Album Business Model | Techdirt 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.techdirt.com [Source type: General]

^ After high school, he began acting in a variety of television roles, most notably appearing in 1994 on a short-lived Bill Cosby series, The Cosby Mysteries.
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^ Nah Right » Video: Black Roc Webisode #3 (Jim Jones & Mos Def) Says: October 2nd, 2009 at 4:49 pm [...
  • Nah Right » The Black Keys feat. Mos Def & Jim Jones - Hoochie Coo 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41] .Appearing in the episode "City of God," he and the 4Real crew traveled to City of God, a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to meet Brazilian MC MV Bill and discover the crime and social problems of the community.^ Appearing in the episode "City of God," he and the 4Real crew traveled to City of God , a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to meet Brazilian MC MV Bill and discover the crime and social problems of the community.
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Himself (1 episode, 2007)     - 4Real City of God (2007) TV episode ....
  • Mos Def 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[42]
.He has recently taken up skateboarding which he learned from his son Elijah Cole and said he's looking to host a skateboarding event in the United Arab Emirates.^ He has recently taken up skateboarding which he learned from his son Elijah Cole and said he's looking to host a skateboarding event in the United Arab Emirates .
  • Mos Def - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ United Arab Emirates .
  • Mos Def - East Coast Underground - Indie Rap/Hip-Hop - Rap/Hip-Hop - Music - www.real.com 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC eu.real.com [Source type: General]

[43]
.Mos Def is a fan of the New York Yankees, New York Jets and New York Knicks.^ Aceshowbiz.com - Entertainment News : Video Premiere: Mos Def's 'History' .
  • Video - Mos Def - History (feat. Talib Kweli) - Music 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was returning home from New York earlier this week and who do I see getting off the plane from Toronto is Mos Def himself with a comely female closely fitting the description.
  • Torontonian married to Mos Def? 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Featured Mos Def - "Casa Bey" Album iLike Send Find videos Fans Loading...
  • Mos Def - Popular Songs 16 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.ilike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]

Nominations

  • Black Movie Awards
    • 2006 Source Awards
  • Black Reel Awards
  • Emmy Award
    • 2004, Best Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series: Something the Lord Made (nominated)
  • Golden Globes
    • 2005, Best Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series: Something the Lord Made (nominated)
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2005, Best Urban/Alternative Performance: "Sex, Love & Money" (nominated)
    • 2006, Best Urban/Alternative Performance: "Ghetto Rock" (nominated)
    • 2007, Best Rap Solo Performance: "Undeniable" (nominated)
    • 2010, Best Rap Solo Performance: "Casa Bey" (nominated)
    • 2010, Best Rap Album: "The Ecstatic" (nominated)
  • Image Awards
    • 2009, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Cadillac Records (nominated)
    • 2003, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Brown Sugar (nominated)
    • 2005, Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series: Something the Lord Made (nominated)

Discography

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 The Hard Way Dead Romeos Gang Member
1997 Ghosts Townsperson
1998 Where's Marlowe? Wilt Crawley
2000 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Himself
Bamboozled Big Blak Afrika Also recorded a song for the movie's soundtrack with other members of the Mau Maus
Island of the Dead Robbie J
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Lieutenant Miller
Monster's Ball Ryrus Cooper
2002 Showtime Lazy Boy
Civil Brand Michael Meadows
Brown Sugar Christopher 'Chris' Vashawn
2003 The Italian Job Left Ear
2004 The Woodsman Detective Lucas
Something the Lord Made Vivien Thomas Nominated - Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated - Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated - Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series or Television Movie
2005 Lackawanna Blues The Bandleader
The Boondocks (2005-2008) Voice Of Gangstalicous
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect
2006 Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself
16 Blocks Eddie Bunker
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Himself Cameo
Journey to the End of the Night Wemba
2007 Prince Among Slaves Narrator
2008 Be Kind Rewind Mike
Cadillac Records Chuck Berry
2009 Next Day Air Eric
Toussaint Louverture TBA pre-production
House Lee Guest star as a patient in Season 5, Episode 19

References

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  3. ^ Black Star album
  4. ^ VH1's 100 greatest Hip-Hop songs
  5. ^ Black on Both Sides
  6. ^ The New Danger
  7. ^ "Your Thoughts on the Mos Def Denali Commercial?". Magnetic: Mos Def News. 2006-10-10. http://mosdef.funky4u.com/2005/10/10/your-thoughts-on-the-mos-def-denali-commercial/. Retrieved 2006-03-27. 
  8. ^ Mos Def - Tru3 Magic - Hip-Hop Album Review
  9. ^ Al Be Back speaks on Mos Def's new CD
  10. ^ "Jay Electronica TV on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. http://www.vimeo.com/channels/26059. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  11. ^ "Hip Hop Single of the Day – Mos Def – Fine (2002)". WeLiveThis.com. http://www.welivethis.com/newsfeed/2009/06/07/hip-hop-single-day-mos-def-fine-2002/. Retrieved June 7 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/46312-mos-def-signs-to-downtown-recordings-remixes-justices-dance-with-spank-rock Pitchfork: Mos Def Signs to Downtown Recordings, Remixes Justice's "D.A.N.C.E." With Spank Rock
  13. ^ K'Naan Hopes To Break The U.S. With Help From Mos Def, Adam Levine
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  15. ^ Converse — Connectivity
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  18. ^ Bamboozled
  19. ^ Monster's Ball
  20. ^ Brown Sugar
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  22. ^ "Awards Archive". Outercritics.org. http://www.outercritics.org/AwardArchives.aspx?_y=2001-2002. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  23. ^ Italian Job
  24. ^ Chappelle's Show
  25. ^ Def Poetry
  26. ^ The Woodsman
  27. ^ something the Lord Made
  28. ^ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  29. ^ Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  30. ^ 16 Blocks
  31. ^ Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  32. ^ Be Kind Rewind
  33. ^ Cadillac Records
  34. ^ Dos Santos, Kristin (2009-03-27), House: Mos Def'initely Deserves an Emmy, E!, http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b106478_house_mos_definitely_deserves_emmy.html, retrieved 2009-03-30 
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  37. ^ "episode 147". Real Time with Bill Maher. HBO. 2009-03-27. No. 6, season 7.
  38. ^ "Overtime". Real Time with Bill Maher. HBO. 2007-03-27. No. 6, season 7.
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From Wikiquote

.Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973),[1] is an American rapper and actor known by the stage name Mos Def.^ Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def (MOSt DEFinitely), is an American MC and actor.
  • Mos Def | ajc.com 2 February 2010 16:21 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ Similar Artists See More Beck DJ Shadow AZ Black Star Peanut Butter Wolf Hieroglyphics Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def , is an American rapper and actor.

^ December 9, 2008 Rapper Mos Def is not known for taking the artistically easy road.
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Contents

Albums

Black On Both Sides

"Restlessness is my nemesis/ It's hard to just chill and sit still"
- From "Hip-Hop"
"Young bloods can't spell but they can rock you in Playstation" - From "Mathematics"
"Hip-Hop went from selling crack to smoking it" - From "Hip-Hop"

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Mos Def
File:Mos Def @ the
Mos Def, 2007
Background information
Birth name Dante Terrell Smith
Born December 11, 1973 (1973-12-11) (age 37)
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Singer, actor, poet
Instruments Vocals, Drums
Years active 1994–present
Labels Rawkus, Geffen, Downtown
Associated acts Soulquarians, Black Star, Talib Kweli, Native Tongues Posse, Kanye West, The Roots, Common
Website http://www.mosdef.com

Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973)[1] is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor and a Grammy-nominated rapper known by the stage name Mos Def. Mos Def started his hip hop career in a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. With Talib Kweli, he formed the duo Black Star, who released the well-received album Black Star in 1998. He was a major force in the late 1990s underground hip hop explosion spearheaded by Rawkus Records. As a solo artist he has released the albums Black on Both Sides in 1999, The New Danger in 2004, and True Magic, 2006.[1]

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