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Yasiin Bey

Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more ...

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Dec 11, 1973 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Lyricist Lounge Show
Latest Project:
Movie Takin' It to the Streets 2018-02-07

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations.

Known For
Poster of 16 Blocks
Poster of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Poster of The Italian Job
Poster of The Woodsman
Movie Heartbreaker Unknown 2019
Movie The Disconnected Jacob Kaneda 2019
Movie Essence Awards Himself 2019
Movie Takin' It to the Streets Himself 2018-02-07
Movie Juvies None 2018-02-06
Series What's in My Bag? Unknown 2017
Series The Defenders Unknown 2017
Movie Little Boxes Unknown 2016
Movie A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. Ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear Unknown 2016-08-18
Movie Tour de France Unknown 2016-11-16
Movie Furious 7 Unknown 2015-04-03
Series Mr. Robot Unknown 2015
Movie Amy Unknown 2015-07-03
Movie Life of Crime Ordell Robbie 2014-08-29
Series Unplugged Unknown 2014
Movie Number One with a Bullet Himself 2014-12-09
Series Red Band Society Unknown 2014
Movie Begin Again Saul 2014-07-11
Movie Standard Operating Procedure Himself 2013-07-08
Series The Getaway Unknown 2013
Series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Unknown 2013
Movie Til Infinity: The Souls of Mischief Himself 2013
Movie Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Unknown 2012-01-19
Movie Harodim Unknown 2012-11-08
Movie Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself 2012-07-20
Movie Re:Generation Unknown 2011
Series Glastonbury 2010 Unknown 2010
Movie I'm Still Here Unknown 2010
Movie Just Wright Unknown 2010-05-14
Movie MTV World Stage: Gorillaz Himself 2010-06-04
Movie Gulf Aid: Concert for the Coast Himself 2010-05-22
Movie NRJ 12 Grammys Awards 2010 Himself 2010-02-01
Movie 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2010
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2009
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 2009
Movie Next Day Air Unknown 2009
Series Later... With Jools Holland Unknown 2009
Movie Welcome to Blakroc None 2009
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors Himself 2008-10-07
Movie Cadillac Records Unknown 2008-12-05
Movie Be Kind Rewind Mike 2008-02-22
Movie In Prison My Whole Life Himself 2008-10-23
Movie Prince Among Slaves Narrator 2008-02-04
Movie Talib Kweli presents Blacksmith TV Unknown 2008
Movie Bury Me Standing None 2008-01-21
Movie Passaic Mosaic Unknown 2008
Series 4Real Unknown 2007
Movie Stomp the Yard Unknown 2007-01-12
Movie Descent Unknown 2007-04-26
Movie Journey to the End of the Night Wemba 2007-01-09
Series Space Top 10 Countdown Unknown 2007
Series Yo Gabba Gabba! Unknown 2007
Series The Boondocks Unknown 2007
Movie Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops Himself 2006
Series Dexter Unknown 2006
Movie The Ground Truth Unknown 2006-01-19
Movie 16 Blocks Eddie Bunker 2006-03-03
Movie September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party' Himself 2006-06-13
Movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Unknown 2006-06-16
Movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Unknown 2006-08-04
Movie Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself 2006-03-03
Movie Final Fight: Streetwise Unknown 2006-02-01
Series Chappelle's Show Unknown 2006
Series Entourage Unknown 2006
Movie Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Coachella Himself 2006-01-19
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2005
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Movie Lackawanna Blues The Bandleader 2005-02-12
Movie Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth Himself 2005-01-22
Movie The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Himself - Nominee 2005-01-16
Movie Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology Himself 2005-03-22
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect 2005-04-29
Series Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Unknown 2005
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Himself 2005-09-05
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie Mean Creek Unknown 2004-09-29
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Unknown 2004-02-06
Movie The Woodsman Unknown 2004
Movie 35th NAACP Image Awards Himself 2004-03-06
Movie Focused Digizine #1 Blak 2004-04-27
Movie MOBO Awards 2004 Himself - Host 2004-09-30
Movie Something the Lord Made Vivien Thomas 2004-05-30
Movie Alicia Keys: You Don't Know My Name Unknown 2003
Movie The Italian Job Unknown 2003
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Phone Booth Unknown 2003-04-04
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie Biker Boyz Unknown 2003-01-31
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 2003
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie Ken Park Unknown 2003-04-03
Series The View Unknown 2003
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-11-30
Movie Face Unknown 2002-01-01
Movie Showtime Lazy Boy 2002-03-15
Movie Blade II Unknown 2002-03-22
Movie Civil Brand Unknown 2002
Movie The 56th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Performer 2002-06-02
Movie Brown Sugar Unknown 2002
Movie The Freshest Kids None 2002-10-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 2002
Series Def Poetry Unknown 2002
Movie Monster's Ball Unknown 2001
Series The Wayne Brady Show Unknown 2001
Movie Madden NFL 2002 Unknown 2001
Series My Wife and Kids Unknown 2001
Movie Voice of the Voiceless Himself 2001
Movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera Lt. Miller 2001-05-08
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Movie Fuji Rock Festival '01 None 2001-09-08
Movie Crossover Himself 2001-09-24
Series The Lyricist Lounge Show Unknown 2000
Movie Island of the Dead Robbie J 2000-11-14
Movie The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 Himself 2000-09-06
Movie Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Unknown 2000-09-20
Movie Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Himself 2000-04-14
Movie Bamboozled Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika 2000-10-20
Movie The Hurricane Unknown 1999
Series Spin City Unknown 1999
Series Flava Unknown 1999
Movie Where's Marlowe? Wilt Crawley 1998-10-01
Series Brooklyn South Unknown 1997
Series Dellaventura Unknown 1997
Movie Ghosts Dante 1997-05-09
Series The Cosby Mysteries Unknown 1995
Movie The Cosby Mysteries Dante 1994-01-31
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Series Here and Now Unknown 1992
Movie The Hard Way Unknown 1991
Series You Take the Kids Unknown 1990
Movie God Bless the Child Richard Watkins 1988-03-21