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Mos Def

Mos Def

1973 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: Hip-hop

Brooklyn native Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith) has enjoyed a dual career as a rapper and actor. Since the age of 14, he has been featured in several films and television series. He's also put out a few albums since 1998, including Black Star, his debut effort, featuring Talib Kwali. Def has since continued to refine his formula. His brand of hip-hop is a blend of jazz, rock and blues, together with soul and poetry. The rapper has shied away from clichés and hasn't been afraid to buck convention and raise awareness.

2009 Robert Glasper Trio invite Mos Def Friday, July 10, 2009 at 9:30 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA

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