Mos Def Net worth, money and More

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NET WORTH: $ 45 Million

Mos Def.

Mos Def.

Mos Def is a Rapper and actor from Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He was born on 11 December 1973. He is known for his collaboration with Talib Kweli, The Black Stars. As a solo artist, Mos Def has released successful albums such as Black on Both sides, The new danger, True magic and The Ecstatic. Since 2000, Mos Def has become an active actor. He has played roles in movies such as-  Something the Lord Made, Next Day Air, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Be Kind Rewind. He also played a vital role in the famous TV series Dexter. He is a critically acclaimed actor.


Mos Def and Talib Kweli- The Black Stars

Mos Def and Talib Kweli- The Black Stars

His real name is Dante Terrell Smith. He is the son of Sharon Smith and Abdul Rahman. Mos Def was raised by his mother in Brooklyn. At the age of 19, Mos Def took his ‘Shahada’ and became an Islam follower. In 1996, Mos Def emerged as a Hip Hop artist. In 1998, he collaborated with Talib Kweli to form Black Stars. They released their first album and it was massively successful. ‘Respiration’ and ‘Definition’ were extremely famous singles form the album. He released a solo album named, The new danger, in 2004. it received good reviews from the critics and received many Grammy nominations. Mos’s next solo album was released in 2006. It was named- True Magic. It received mixed reviews from the critics. In 2007, Mos Def performed in an event called- Mezzaline. In the event, he announced that he would be releasing a solo album named- The Ecstatic. The Ecstatic was released in 2009. It received universal acclaim from the critics and sold more than 71,000 copies. He appeared along side Kanye West in a song.


At the age of fourteen, Mos Def appeared in a TV show named, God Bless the Child. He played a vital role in the short lived TV show, The Cosby Mysteries. In 1996, he appeared in a short film along side Michael Jackson. In 2001, he acted in the movie,  Carmen: A Hip Hopera, as a crooked cop alongside Beyoncé Knowles. Mos Def played a vital role in  Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/UnderdogIt went on to win a Pulitzer Price. In 2003, He appeared in a movie called, Italian Job. He has hosted the award winning HBO show, Def Poetry. He won an award for his role of Detective Sgt. Lucas in The Woodsman. In 2005, he played the role of Ford Perfect in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Along side Talib Kweli, he appeared in  Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. In 2007, Mos Def became a part of the documentary Prince Among Slaves. Mos Def appeared in a ‘House’ episode. His performance received a critical acclaim. In 2011, he appeared in the Hit TV show, Dexter.


Mos Def Talib Kweli Black Star Toronto Tour

Mos Def Talib Kweli Black Star Toronto Tour

Mos Def has a net worth of $ 45 Million. He has sold many successful music albums. Also, he has been a part of the music industry since a long time. Mos Def is a very talented rapper and actor. As a member of the BLACK STARS, He sold many commercially successful and critically acclaimed singles. He is one of the most celebrated rappers of all time. He is one of the few rappers who are conscious about the society and is an epitome to aspiring rappers.


Mos Def is considered to be an intellectual and socially conscious rapper. His collaboration with Talib Kweli established him as one of the most respected rappers in the Hip Hop community. ranked at #24 as the Greatest Rappers of our Time. The Source ranked him at # 23 in the same list. He is regarded as one of the most socially conscious rappers of all time. He has established his image as a soulful Hip Hop Artist.


“What I take from writers I like is their economy – the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical.”
“I can’t control what people think. I’m not trying to manipulate people’s thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It’s machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different.”
“Bob Marley performed the ‘One Love Peace’ concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There’s always been that in black music and culture in general. It’s no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what’s going on in black life. It’s not unusual for hip-hop.”
“I’m a passionate person. I’m a lot of things, like most people are. Most people are dynamic. The focus is not on me though, I’m a screen. The aim is to always keep myself in the position where the screen is clear. “
“It wouldn’t be fair to cast aspersions on an entire cultural movement based on the actions of a few. To quote my grandfather, ‘One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch.”

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