Celebrating Black History Month with Mos Def
Mr. Brooklyn himself, Mos Def. Mos Def began rapping at age 9 and acting at age 14 appearing on the Bill Cosby’s detective series to becoming a rap icon. Mos Def praise is well deserved. He has been Grammy nominated, Emmy Award considered, Golden Globe Award , NAACP Award, Image Award and was part of Tony nominated, Pulitzer Prize winning, Topdog/Underdog and also participated in an off Broadway film, which he received an Obie Award for. Mos Def also served as the music supervisor and co-executive producer for the HBO series Def Poetry. Mos Def also served as a writer, producer and actor on the MTV comedy series Lyricist Lounge. The original Lyricist Lounge was hip hop’s underground movement from back in the day, where you could hear Mos Def “Universal Magnetic.” Mos Def designed a limited edition for Converse. In late 2009, Mos Def created a brand of clothing line with UNDRCRWN called the “Mos Def Cut & Sew Collection.”
Mos Def has been an active contributor to the recovery of the oil spill in the Gulf, performing concerts and raising money towards the repair of the damages. Mos Def is a radical when it come creating awareness of the wrongs in our society. September 2005, Mos Def released the single “Katrina Clap,” renamed “Dollar Day” for True Magic,” The song criticized the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. On the night of the MTV Video Music Awards, Mos Def pulled up in front of Radio City Music Hall on a flatbed truck and began performing the “Katrina Clap” single. The crowd quickly gathered around him and he was arrested despite having a public performance permit in his possession.
Mos Def is known by many for his collaboration on the “Black Starr” album with Talib Kweli and producer Hi-Tek. Mos Def is regarded as one of the most insightful artists of our time, musician, activist and actor. Mos Def body of work has crossed all artistic lines; Broadway stage, film, television and music. Mos Def weather on stage or screen captures your attention. Mos Def solo projects include “Black on Both Sides,” “The New Danger” “True Magic” and “Ecstatic.” All his music has messages for his devoted fans for a revolution of sound, power, respect and love. Mos Def is one of the best rappers of all times. Mos Deff soul influences, with jazz and rock n roll blends will have you rocking and doing the head nod until the album is over. The Urban Buzz Magazine “Where Key Players Speak!” favorite acting projects with featuring Def are: “Something the Lord Made,” “Brown Sugar,” “Cadillac Records,” “The Italian Job,” “Bamboozled,” “Monster Ball,” “Carmen” and “Lackawanna Blues.” The Urban Buzz Magazine “Where Key Players Speak!” salutes you Mos Def during Black History Month. You are a true Key Player.