Birth Name: Dante Terrell Smith-Bey
Birth Place: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City
Years Active: 1994-present
Genres: Alternative Hip Hop
Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973) is an American actor and MC known by the stage name Mos Def. Mos Def started his hip hop career in a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. Mos Def debuted on Rawkus Records in 1998 in the duo Black Star with rapper Talib Kweli. "Definition", the single from Black Star's self-titled debut album, reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. In 1999, Mos Def released his solo debut album “Black on Both Sides,” which was certified gold in the US and featured the singles "Ms. Fat Booty", which reached #20 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart, and "...
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