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Yasiin Bey

Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more ...

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Dec 11, 1973 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops
Latest Project:
Series Def Poetry 2017-10-19

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Def Poetry
Poster of 16 Blocks
Poster of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Poster of The Italian Job
Movie Essence Awards Himself 2018
Series Def Poetry Himself - Host / ... 2017-10-19
Movie Little Boxes Unknown 2017-04-14
Movie Furious 7 Unknown 2015-04-03
Movie Amy Unknown 2015-07-03
Series Mr. Robot Unknown 2015-06-24
Movie Life of Crime Unknown 2014-08-29
Series Red Band Society Unknown 2014-09-17
Movie Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself 2012-07-20
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2012
Movie Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Unknown 2012-01-19
Movie 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2010
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie Next Day Air Unknown 2009-05-08
Movie Cadillac Records Unknown 2008-12-05
Movie In Prison My Whole Life Himself 2008-10-23
Movie Be Kind Rewind Mike 2008-02-22
Movie 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors Himself 2008-10-07
Movie Stomp the Yard Unknown 2007-01-12
Movie Descent Unknown 2007-04-26
Series Yo Gabba Gabba! Unknown 2007-08-20
Movie Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Coachella Himself 2006-01-19
Movie Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops Himself 2006
Series Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
Movie 16 Blocks Unknown 2006-03-03
Movie September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party' Himself 2006-06-13
Movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Unknown 2006-06-16
Movie Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself 2006-03-03
Movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Unknown 2006-08-04
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Movie The Woodsman Unknown 2005-01-21
Series The Boondocks Unknown 2005-11-06
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Himself 2005-09-05
Movie Lackawanna Blues The Bandleader 2005-02-12
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Unknown 2005-04-29
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Unknown 2004-02-06
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie 35th NAACP Image Awards Himself 2004-03-06
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Mean Creek Unknown 2004-09-29
Movie MOBO Awards 2004 Himself - Host 2004-09-30
Movie Something the Lord Made Vivien Thomas 2004-05-30
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Series Chappelle's Show Unknown 2003-01-22
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Biker Boyz Unknown 2003-01-31
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-11-30
Movie Alicia Keys: You Don't Know My Name Man 2003-12-01
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie The Italian Job Unknown 2003-05-30
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie Face Unknown 2002-01-01
Movie Brown Sugar Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon 2002-10-11
Movie The 56th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Performer 2002-06-02
Movie Civil Brand Michael Meadows 2002-05-26
Movie Showtime Lazy Boy 2002-03-15
Movie Monster's Ball Ryrus Cooper 2002-03-01
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera Lt. Miller 2001-05-08
Movie Crossover Himself 2001-09-24
Series The Wayne Brady Show Unknown 2001-08-08
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series My Wife and Kids Unknown 2001-03-28
Movie Bamboozled Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika 2000-10-20
Movie The Hurricane Unknown 2000-01-14
Movie Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Unknown 2000-09-20
Movie The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 Himself 2000-09-06
Movie Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Himself 2000-04-14
Movie Where's Marlowe? Wilt Crawley 1998-10-01
Series Brooklyn South Unknown 1997-09-22
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series The Cosby Mysteries Dante 1994-09-21
Movie The Cosby Mysteries Dante 1994-01-31
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25