Probably one of the most famous and influential rappers in the world today, Mos Def is a household name and a huge star in the Not only is he an incredibly talented artist, but he also enjoys an active political career. From working as a spokesperson for political causes to tarring in films and television shows, Mos Def’s list of accomplishments and contributions to society is truly long and impressive.
Career as a rapper
Besides being a rap artist, MosDef is an actor as well. He appeared in the television series The Cosby Mysteries in 1994 and performed in a sketch on Chappelle’s Show. In 2005, he won the Black Reel Award for Best Actor, Independent Movie for his role in Something the Lord Made.
The film is based on a true story about a janitor hired at Vanderbilt University in the 1930s. In the film, Vivien Thomas rises to become an assistant to Dr. Alfred Blalock.
Although he did not win the EGOT, MosDef received Emmy nominations for his acting in Dexter on Showtime and Monster’s Ball. He also played Ford Prefect in the adaptation of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
While most rappers work independently, MosDef formed a short-lived group with his siblings, called Urban Thermo Dynamics. Their debut album was not released until 2004, through Illson Media.
Appearances in films and television
During his career, Mos Def has appeared in many films and television shows. Among them, he has made notable appearances in Monster’s Ball, The Italian Job, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Dexter. He has also starred in several short film projects.
Mos Def was born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the oldest of twelve children. He began performing while in middle school. He became an accomplished teen artist, launching a number of hip hop groups before he penned his first solo album. He has released many albums over the course of his career, releasing his biggest hits in the mid-2000s.
As for his net worth, he has a modest amount of wealth. During his career, he has earned a respectable amount of money. He has a net worth of approximately $6 million. He has a wife and six children.
Besides being a talented rapper, Mos Def is a political activist. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry. He was also nominated for the Golden Globe and the NAACP Image Award.
Currently, Mos Def is living with his wife, model Alana Wyatt. They have two daughters. The couple filed for divorce in 2006. The judge asked Mos Def to discuss the settlement with his wife.
He has been nominated for several awards and has also appeared in several television shows. In 2011, he starred in the romantic comedy “Brown Sugar”. He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Independent and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. He portrayed Ford Prefect in the film adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He also landed the role of the detective Sgt. Lucas in the film, The Woodsman. He has received several Grammy nominations.
Relationship with Alana Wyatt Smith
Until recently, there was not much news on Alana Wyatt Smith’s life. But that is now changing as she is back in the spotlight with a book, Breaking the Code of Silence. She hopes to use her book as a platform for educating women on the importance of independence.
Alana Wyatt-Smith grew up in a broken home. Her mother was addicted to heroin. Her father raised her in New Jersey. At age 13, she was exposed to Islam. She briefly converted to Islam for Def, but returned to her old ways.
Mos Def is an award-winning rapper. His net worth is estimated at $2 million. He has been married twice. He and his first wife, Maria Yepes, have two children together.
Def, also known as Mos Def, is a rapper, actor and entrepreneur. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a member of the Nation of Islam. He has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade and has received numerous awards, nominations and accolades. He has been involved in several films, television shows and music albums.
During his teenage years, Def was involved in various art programs and began to act in school plays. At age 14, he appeared in a television show called God Bless the Child. He later dropped out of high school in his sophomore year. At the time, he was surrounded by gang violence and drug addiction. He made it through this period and avoided getting dragged into the system.