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Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def , is an American actor and hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is the host of Def Poetry Jam which aired on HBO between 2002 and 2007. Best known for his music, Mos Def began his hip hop career in 1994 in the short-lived rap group UTD or Urban Thermo Dynamics, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. Alongside Talib Kweli, he formed the duo Black Star, which released the album Black Star in 1998. He was a major force in late-1990s underground hip hop while with Rawkus Records. As a solo artist he has released the al
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