Mos Def

  • Mos Def
Actor, Rapper, Voice over
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv

Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic mediums. With the release of "Universal Magnetic" (1996), Mos became an underground favorite in the hip-hop world, leading to his legendary collaboration with Talib Kweli.

As with his music, Mos has demonstrated insight and passion in his acting career, appearing in Spike Lee's Bamboozled, 2002's critically acclaimed Monster's Ball, Showtime, and the 2002 romantic comedy Brown Sugar, for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination. In addition, Mos has served as the host, music supervisor and co-executive producer for the HBO series Def Poetry. He also wrote, producer, and acted in the MTV sketch comedy series Lyricist Lounge. In 2002, Mos debuted on Broadway in the Tony nominated, Pulitzer Prize winning Topdog/Underdog. In 2003, Mos Def starred in Paramount Pictures' The Italian Job. In 2005, he starred opposite Alan Rickman in the critically acclaimed HBO movie Something the Lord Made, playing heart surgery pioneer Viven Thomas, for which he received an Emmy nomination.
He is Narrator on Prince Among Slaves (Andrea Kalin, 2007, documenttary)


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