Mos Def
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1973-12-11
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Mos Def

Biography

Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith Bey; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for ...

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Biography

Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith Bey; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for his music, Bey embarked on his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He subsequently formed the trio Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek and released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was a major force in late-1990s underground hip hop while under Rawkus Records. In 1999, Bey released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, under Rawkus and Priority Records. His debut was followed by The New Danger (2004), True Magic (2006) and The Ecstatic (2009).

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History (feat. Talib Kweli)
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History (feat. Talib Kweli)
Gorillaz
Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)
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Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)
Massive Attack
Against
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Against
Craze & Four Color Zack, Stick Em Up!, Craig David & Mos Def
Seven Days (DJ Spider Edit)
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Seven Days (DJ Spider Edit)
K'naan
America (feat. Mos Def & Charlie 2na)
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America (feat. Mos Def & Charlie 2na)
Mos Def
Oh No (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg)
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Oh No (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg)
Bilal
Reminisce (clean) (feat. Mos Def & Common)
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Reminisce (clean) (feat. Mos Def & Common)
Talib Kweli
Get By (Remix) (feat. Mos Def, JAY Z & Busta Rhymes)
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Get By (Remix) (feat. Mos Def, JAY Z & Busta Rhymes)
Craig David
7 Days (DJ Premier Remix) (feat. Mos Def)
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7 Days (DJ Premier Remix) (feat. Mos Def)
Mos Def
Climb (feat. Vinia Mojica)
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Climb (feat. Vinia Mojica)
Golden Rules
Never Die (feat. Mos Def)
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Never Die (feat. Mos Def)
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Huw Stephens
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Mos Def Biography

Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith Bey; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for his music, Bey embarked on his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He subsequently formed the trio Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek and released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was a major force in late-1990s underground hip hop while under Rawkus Records. In 1999, Bey released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, under Rawkus and Priority Records. His debut was followed by The New Danger (2004), True Magic (2006) and The Ecstatic (2009).

Prior to his career in music, Bey first entered public life as a child actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms, and theater, some of which were under the name Dante Beze. At the age of 14, he appeared in the TV movie God Bless the Child, which aired on ABC in 1988. He played the oldest child in the 1990 family sitcom You Take the Kids, shortly before it was cancelled. In 1995, he played the character "Dante" in The Cosby Mysteries. Since the early 2000s, Bey has been well known for his roles in films such as Something the Lord Made, Next Day Air, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind, The Italian Job, Bamboozled and Brown Sugar, as well as for his portrayal of Brother Sam in the Showtime drama series Dexter. He is also known as the host of Def Poetry Jam, which aired on HBO between 2002 and 2007.

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