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Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), better known by the stage name Mos Def and Yasiin Bey, is a rapper and actor. He began rapping in a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics in 1994, and then formed the duo Black Star with Talib Kweli in 1998. 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…

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  • Yasiin Bey ♚
  • Comments = all wrong. Do a little simple research and you will learn: 1) He REverted to Islam back in the early 90s; 2) Changed his name in the late 90s to better represent his beliefs; 3) Didn't make the official, professional change until recently as he felt 'Mos Def' had become a product rather than a person. RESPECT.
  • „Ha! Converted to Island. Well, I guess life's a beach.“ [2] <3
  • Ha! Converted to Island. Well, I guess life's a beach.
  • His mama call em' Mos...Imma call em' Mos. :D
  • converted to Island [9] Al-Island :D
  • dunno y he changed his name but he's still my dude when comes to hip-hop
  • Its mos def forever!
  • I'm with @Xe4ro and @carAnthony . Keeping the old tags the same, using this for anything released under this name.
  • Mos Def

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