Yasiin Bey

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Yasiin Bey (jæˈsn ˈb) (born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def (ˈms ˈdɛf), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for his music, Mos Def 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 duo Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was a major force in late-1990s underground hip hop while under Rawkus Records. 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.

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Age: 41
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Black On Both Sides

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2013 Life of Crime Ordell Robbie
2013 Begin Again Saul
2010 I'm Still Here Mos Def
2010 Gorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: Stylo -
2009 Next Day Air Eric
2008 Be Kind Rewind Mike
2008 Cadillac Records Chuck Berry
2007 Yo Gabba Gabba! Super Mr. Superhero
2006 16 Blocks Eddie Bunker
2006 Journey to the End of the Night Wemba
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Mos Def

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There are a lot of people who call themselves teachers or leaders, but they`re really just propagandists.

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Nominated for 18 Awards | Won 2

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