Mos Def

Real Name:
Dante Terrell Smith
Profile:
Brooklyn, NYC-based rapper of Trinidadian descent, Dante "Beze" Terrell Smith (better known simply as Mos Def) is also making a career as a Hollywood actor.

Born: 11 December 1973 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

He first gained interest as part of the group Urban Thermo Dynamics with his younger brother DCQ and sister Ces. Has since worked with many respected artists from many different genres, notably with Talib Kweli together as group Black Star.

Also known as Yasiin Bey since he handed his old name Mos Def to TV pundit Stephen Colbert after appearing on his TV show "The Colbert Report".
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Albums

P2-50141 Black On Both Sides — Mos Def Mos Def Black On Both Sides (Album) Rawkus, Rawkus P2-50141 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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9864022 The New Danger — Mos Def Mos Def The New Danger (Album) Geffen Records, Goodtree Media 9864022 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
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B000751602 True Magic — Mos Def Mos Def True Magic (Album) Geffen Records B000751602 US 2006 Sell This Version
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460502670238 The Ecstatic — Mos Def Mos Def The Ecstatic (Album) Downtown Music 460502670238 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PRO-CD-8326 The Love Song — Mos Def Bush Babees* Featuring Mos Def Bush Babees* Featuring Mos Def - The Love Song (Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-8326 US 1996 Sell This Version
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RWK 138-4 The Universal Magnetic / If You Can Huh You Can Hear — Mos Def Mos Def The Universal Magnetic / If You Can Huh You Can Hear Rawkus RWK 138-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
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COL 666317 6, 12-666317-20 What Is It / Most Def — Mos Def Brixx Feat Mos Def Brixx Feat Mos Def - What Is It / Most Def(12") Columbia, Columbia COL 666317 6, 12-666317-20 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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GW 202 High Drama, Pt. 3: The Search For 2 — Mos Def Mike Zoot Featuring Consequence (2), Talib Kweli, Mos Def Mike Zoot Featuring Consequence (2), Talib Kweli, Mos Def - High Drama, Pt. 3: The Search For 2(12", Ltd) Guesswhyld GW 202 US 1998 Sell This Version
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FBD-017 All My People (Body Rock) (Party Break) — Mos Def Mos Def All My People (Body Rock) (Party Break) Big Dawg FBD-017 US 1998 Sell This Version
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1734-4 Travellin' Man — Mos Def DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def - Travellin' Man (Single, Maxi) Relativity, Relativity 1734-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
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EC-006 B-Boy Document / Mind, Soul & Body — Mos Def The High & Mighty Featuring Mos Def, EL-P & Mike Zoot The High & Mighty Featuring Mos Def, EL-P & Mike Zoot - B-Boy Document / Mind, Soul & Body(12") Eastern Conference EC-006 US 1998 Sell This Version
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RWK 157-4 The Lyricist Lounge Vol.1 Presents: Body Rock — Mos Def Mos Def Featuring Q-Tip & Tash / Kweli* Mos Def Featuring Q-Tip & Tash / Kweli* - The Lyricist Lounge Vol.1 Presents: Body Rock (Single, Maxi) Rawkus RWK 157-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
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RWK 173-2 Definition / Twice Inna Lifetime — Mos Def Mos Def & Kweli* Are Black Star Mos Def & Kweli* Are Black Star - Definition / Twice Inna Lifetime (Single) Rawkus RWK 173-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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175P-1 RE: DEFinition — Mos Def Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - RE: DEFinition(12", Promo) Rawkus 175P-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PLP-6333 Another World — Mos Def The Creators & Ambivalence Featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli The Creators & Ambivalence Featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Another World (Single) P-Vine Records, Blues Interactions, Inc. PLP-6333 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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PCD-4151 Another World — Mos Def The Creators & Ambivalence Featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli The Creators & Ambivalence Featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Another World(CD, EP) P-Vine Records, Blues Interactions, Inc. PCD-4151 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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53473-2P Respiration — Mos Def Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Respiration (Single) Rawkus 53473-2P US 1999 Sell This Version
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8965612 The Hard Margin — Mos Def The Creators Featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli The Creators Featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli - The Hard Margin (Maxi, Single) Bad Magic 8965612 France 1999 Sell This Version
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MCA5P-4461 Hurricane — Mos Def Black Thought, Common, Dice Raw, Flo Brown, Mos Def, Jazzyfatnastees & The Roots Black Thought, Common, Dice Raw, Flo Brown, Mos Def, Jazzyfatnastees & The Roots - Hurricane (Single) MCA Records MCA5P-4461 US 1999 Sell This Version
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RWK 195-1 Next Universe / Patriotism / When It Pours It Rains — Mos Def Mos Def / Company Flow / Diamond* Mos Def / Company Flow / Diamond* - Next Universe / Patriotism / When It Pours It Rains Rawkus RWK 195-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
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DPRO-81194 B-Boy Document 99 — Mos Def The High & Mighty, Mos Def, Mad Skillz The High & Mighty, Mos Def, Mad Skillz - B-Boy Document 99 (Single) Rawkus DPRO-81194 US 1999 Sell This Version
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none Ms. Fat Booty / Mathematics — Mos Def Mos Def Ms. Fat Booty / Mathematics (Single, Maxi) Rawkus none UK 1999 Sell This Version
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RWK-289P Oh No / Battle — Mos Def Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch Featuring Nate Dogg / Erick Sermon Featuring Sy Scott Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch Featuring Nate Dogg / Erick Sermon Featuring Sy Scott - Oh No / Battle (Single) Rawkus RWK-289P US 2000 Sell This Version
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RWK301T Oh No / Get Up — Mos Def Mos Def, Nate Dogg & Pharoahe Monch / Cocoa Brovaz Mos Def, Nate Dogg & Pharoahe Monch / Cocoa Brovaz - Oh No / Get Up (Single) Rawkus RWK301T UK 2000 Sell This Version
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RWK 241 A Brighter Day (Remix) — Mos Def Ronny Jordan Featuring Mos Def Ronny Jordan Featuring Mos Def - A Brighter Day (Remix) (Single) Rawkus, Blue Note RWK 241 US 2000 Sell This Version

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somejerk

somejerk

December 14, 2004
edited over 18 years ago
One of the most important figure in hiphop music and culture, the Mighty Mos Def can not be tested. As an accomplished lyricist, Mos Def has worked with just about anyone you can think of in the 'underground' hiphop world ( the Roots, Talib Kwelli, De La Soul, Common, etc). As a pop culture icon, Mos Def is quickly becoming a house hold name as he has appeared in movies and televisions shows.

If you haven't heard the Black Star album, Black on Both Sides, or anything else from the Might Mos, the you don't know what you've been sleeping on.
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