Birthday: 11.12.1973 yearAge: 42 yearBirthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Originalnoe name: Dante Terrell Smit
Original name: Dante Terrell Smith
Mos Def began his career with his younger brother DCQ and sister Ces, forming a group Urban Thermo Dynamics.
Mos Def began his career with his younger brother DCQ and sister Ces,forming a group Urban Thermo Dynamics. They managed to sign a contract with Payday Records, but despite it released only two singles. In 1996 he decided to start working solo, and had inscribed with De La Soul and da Bush Babees, has not yet released his first single, "Universal Magnetic", which became an underground hit.By subscribing to Rawkus Records with school friend Talib`om Kweli, Black Star, they have created a group, and in 1998 released an album with a straightforward name Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star. Most of the tracks are produced for Hi-Tek. While at the peak of popularity it was gangster rap,all over the world discussed the murder and 2Pac`a The Notorious`a B.I.G. In response to the events, Mos Def and Talib Kweli in their songs sought to draw the attention of the audience to violence and deception that prevailed in the hip- hop industry.
A year later, Mos Def has completed work on a solo project Black On Both Sides.He also took part in the recording of comedy hiphop show Rawkus`a Lyricist Lounge. After the failure of Rawkus Records, Def and Kweli switched to Interscope / Geffen Records, through which in the 2004th was released the second album Mos Def`a, The New Danger. The music contained on it,was even more experimental than anything that has been written before, balancing between rap, blues and rock.This alienated the fans who expect 100 % rap on the album. It also contained a scandalous song "The Rape Over", a parody of "The Takeover" Jay-Z. VIPs Def`a forced to remove the song from the release,in order not to create problems with Jay-Z and those persons against whom it was directed. Equally scandalous song "Bin Laden" was published in the 2005th, which Mos Def accused Reagan and Bush doctrine in the events of September 11, 2001. Another attack on the Bush administration -the song "Katrina Clap" (later renamed "Dollar Day") c Tru3 Magic, in which he accused the president in late and inadequate response to the natural disaster that struck New Orleans. He performed it on the street, after the ceremony of MTV VMA Awards 2006, but was soon arrested for speaking without permission.
Tru3 Magic due on 19 September 2006 ,but the release was postponed to the end of December you can hear it. On A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, Gang Starr, KRS-One, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and Public Enemy.