Yasiin Bey

 

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Yasiin Bey, better known by his former stage name Mos Def, 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, 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. Prior to his career in music, Mos Def entered public light as a child actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms, and theater, some of which were under the name Dante Beze

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Yasiin Bey

Born 1973-12-11 (45 years ago) in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Height 177 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble (Cadillac Records) 2008 Cadillac Records
Black Reel Award for Best Actor - Independent Film (The Woodsman) 2005 The Woodsman
Obie Award for Performance (Fucking A) 48th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 2003 Fucking A
Outer Critics Circle Special Award (Topdog/Underdog) 52nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards 2002 Topdog/Underdog
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor (Cadillac Records) 2008 Cadillac Records
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble (Cadillac Records) 2008 Cadillac Records
Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (16 Blocks) 2006 Black Movie Awards 2006 16 Blocks
Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance (Undeniable) 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 Undeniable
Black Reel Award for Best Actor - Independent Film (The Woodsman) 2005 The Woodsman
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Something the Lord Made) 10th Satellite Awards 2005 Something the Lord Made
Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor (The Woodsman) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2004 2004 The Woodsman
Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance (Sex, Love & Money) 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 Sex, Love & Money
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Something the Lord Made) 62nd Golden Globe Awards 2004 Something the Lord Made
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Something the Lord Made) 56th Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 Something the Lord Made
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Alana Wyatt(Gifta: 2005-08-17–) 2005-08-17 Gifta
Maria Yepes(Gifta: 1996–2006) 1996 2006 Gifta
Children

Chandani Smith, Jauhara Smith

Parents

Abdul Rahman, Sheron Smith

Sibling

DCQ

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Yasiin Bey, better known by his former stage name Mos Def, 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, 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.

Prior to his career in music, Mos Def entered public light as a child actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms, and theater, some of which were under the name Dante Beze. At the age of 14, he appeared in the TV movie God Bless the Child, which aired on ABC in 1988. He played the oldest child in the 1990 family sitcom You Take the Kids, shortly before it was cancelled.

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