Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

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Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def, real name Dante Terrell Smith) is the rare artist who has reached critical and commercial success as both a musician and an actor. Born in 1973 in Brooklyn, Mos Def started his hip-hop career in the mid-90s. With Talib... ... read more

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Bio

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def, real name Dante Terrell Smith) is the rare artist who has reached critical and commercial success as both a musician and an actor. Born in 1973 in Brooklyn, Mos Def started his hip-hop career in the mid-90s. With Talib Kweli, he formed the group Black Star, whose singles “Respiration” and “Desperation” were hits. In 1999, Mos Def started his solo career as an MC, releasing several albums, including Grammy winner for Best Rap Album “The Ecstatic.” He has collaborated with many fellow stars ranging from Kanye West to the Black Keys. Mos Def also found a talent for acting, featured in roles in movies such as Monster’s Ball and The Italian Job and TV shows such as Chappelle’s Show and Dexter. A man of many talents, Mos Def has also designed shoes for Converse and started his own clothing line. A practicing Muslim, Mos Def has recently been performing under his new moniker Yasiin Bey. He is also a vocal political activist.

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