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With his classical breakthrough albums, afro-centric styling in solo performances and timeless acting career, Mos Def has been drawing a large number of fans and audiences to himself. Buy Mos Def tickets and enjoy the thoughtful and profound music of underground legend of hip-hop.
The American hip hop artist and actor Dante Terrell Smith, mostly known by his stage name Mos Def and Yasiin Bey, was born in 1973. Recognized as one of the most promising hip hop artists and rappers of the late 90s, he changed his career to acting in later years while staying deeply connected with music simultaneously. He started his rapping career when he was as young as nine years old. At the age of fourteen, he gave his first professional appearance in a TV movie. In 1994, he formed a rap group named Urban Thermo Dynamics with his siblings and signed with recording label Payday Records. In 1997, he released his debut single “Universal Magnetic” with Royalty Records. It became an underground rap hit and led to his another deal with Rawkus Records. Black star released in 1998 became one of the most celebrated rap albums of that time. He released another solo album Black On Both Sides in 1999 and received critical acclaim. The album was certified gold and recognized as bringing hip-hop back to its soapbox roots.
With the start of 2000, Mos Def shifted to an acting career and appeared in several films including 2002’s critically acclaimed Monster’s Ball, The Woodsman, 2002’s romantic comedy Brown Sugar and Bamboozled. He demonstrated insight and passion in his acting career and received an NAACP Image Award nomination. He worked simultaneously on the Black Jack Johnson project and collaborated with iconic musicians like Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, the guitarist Dr. Know, and bassist Doug Wimbish. In 2004, Mos Def released another solo album titled The New Danger which involved Black Jack Johnson on a few tracks. Mos Def released his third solo album in 2006, titled True Magic. The album’s single Undeniable got Mos Def a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance. In June 2009, he released The Ecstatic with Universal-distributed Downtown label.
Mos Def also served as host, executive producer for HBO series Def Poetry and music supervisor. He was also writer, producer and actor on MTV sketch comedy Lyricist Lounge. He was awarded with Obie Award for an off-Broadway play. He is most famous for his character of Brother Sam in American Drama Series Dexter. He received Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2004 for his appearance in HBO movie, Something the Lord Made. He was also nominated for Golden Globe Award and Golden Satellite Award for the same role.
He recently released his most anticipated solo album The New Danger to critical acclaim. Rolling stone hailed the album as “Ghetto rock and righteous hip-hop from dazzlingly talented Def” while New York Daily wrote “No one is doing more to change our notion of how hip hop can sound.” The first single of the album got him a Grammy Nomination and the album was certified Gold. Besides garnering a huge and devoted fan following, he has also received positive reviews and appreciation from critics. In 2012, he was ranked at no. 23 among the list of Top 50 Lyricists of All Times by The Source. Allmusic honored him as “one of the most promising rappers on 90s” and “hip-hopes brightest hopes”. He has won and been nominated for several awards on many occasions in both rapping and acting career including seven Grammy Awards, five Black Reel Awards, three Image Awards, and one of each Golden Globe, Emmy and Black Movie Awards.
Mos Def has also been active in several political and social causes including protesting in 2005 for Hurricane Katrina Victims and Jena Six incident in 2007. Over the years, Mos Def has emerged as one of the conscientious and insightful voices of hip-hop and has developed a career that transcends music and artistic medium. Buy Mos Def tickets and enjoy the music of one of the most promising rapper of late 90s and brightest hope of 21st century.
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