Mos Def

Mos Def

American rapper and actor from New York
Rapper, actor, and activist who fused a confident delivery with insightful, socially and politically conscious lyrics.
BornDecember 11, 1973
HometownBrooklyn, New York, United States of America
Net worth$2.5 million
Height5'10" (1.77m)
SpouseMaria Yepes (m 1996 - 2006) , Alana Wyatt (m 2008 - present) , Alana Wyatt (m 2005 - present)
ChildrenChandani Smith , Jauhara Smith
ParentsSheron Smith , Abdul Rahman
Profile

Top Stories

Dave Chappelle claims his critics are 'trying to take the nuance out of speech'

  • Dave Chappelle believes his critics in the LGBTQ+ community are "trying to take the nuance out of speech". While speaking to co-hosts Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey on their podcast The Midnight Miracle, the comedian confronted the backlash that has surrounded his work since he made jokes perceived as transphobic in his 2021 Netflix special The Closer. He insisted that he wasn't "mad" about the backlash itself but the fact his critics think he shouldn't be allowed to voice his controversial jokes. "

Albums

Life In Marvelous Times
Life In Marvelous Times
2008
Ecstatic
Ecstatic
2009
Casa Bey
Casa Bey
2009
Quiet Dog
Quiet Dog
2009
Audio 3
Audio 3
2008
True Magic
True Magic
2006
New Danger
New Danger
2004
Sex, Love & Money
Sex, Love & Money
2004
Urban Renewal Program [CD/12"]
Urban Renewal Program [CD/12"]
2002
Jam on It [CD5/12"]
Jam on It [CD5/12"]
2001
Black on Both Sides
Black on Both Sides
1999
Respiration
Respiration
1999
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
1998

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2005Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeSomething the Lord MadeNominated
2004Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSomething the Lord MadeNominated