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Mos Def (Rapper)

Overview
Works: 344 works in 1,007 publications in 6 languages and 32,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Rap (Music)  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Producer, Host, Speaker, Singer, Interviewee, Musician, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mos Def
The Italian job by Peter Collinson( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, the mastermind of a Venice heist, is overseen by John, a lifelong criminal. But the thieves are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, Steve. In order to get their stolen gold bars back, Charlie enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella. But Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan by creating the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles' history
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( Visual )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from the Earth moments before its destruction and join forces with Zaphod Beeblebrox on board the ship Heart of Gold. They meet many people and aliens in their search for the ultimate question
Monster's ball by Marc Forster( Visual )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank and Leticia inhabit stark realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution they form an unlikely bond
Amy by Asif Kapadia( Visual )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse became an international sensation with her unforgettable voice and intimate lyrics. But with her meteoric rise to fame came invasive media attention that, coupled with her troubled relationships and addictions, led her into a cycle of self-destruction. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly beautiful film invites audiences to remember and celebrate Amy as a brilliant artist rather than the tabloid fodder she sadly became."--Container
16 Blocks by Richard Donner( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Mosley is a burnt-out detective who is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail, 16 blocks to the 100 Centre Street courthouse. However, as the two head off, Mosley learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD want the witness dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart
Cadillac Records by Darnell Martin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business
Prince among slaves( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi
Be kind rewind by Michel Gondry( Visual )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two local outcasts attempt to save a local video store. Amateur film director Mike must find a way to save the business after his magnetized friend, Jerry, erases every movie in the store. Using an outdated video camera and their own special effects, the two embark on an adventure to remake all the movies, from "Ghostbusters" to "Driving Miss Daisy," turning the two town misfits into local celebrities
Graduation by Kanye West( Recording )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains edited versions of thirteen songs by multiple Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West, including "Stronger," "Drunk and Hot Girls" featuring Mos Def, and "Homecoming."
Showtime by Tom Dey( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LAPD detective Mitch Preston never wanted to be anything but a cop. Same for patrolman Trey Sellars. He always wanted to be a cop ... on TV. The two now have to come together to work for a TV show. Backed by a ratings-obsessed producer and coached in the finer points of TV copdom by a veteran star, Mitch and Trey soon becom America's favorite buddy cops. A brutal crimelord must be stopped - and that's where the shrapnel hits the fan
Life of crime by Daniel Schechter( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Aniston plays Margaret "Mickey" Dawson, a loving housewife whose husband, Frank (Robbins), has been embezzling millions without her knowledge. Two career criminals, Louis (Hawkes) and Ordell (Mos Def), catch wind of his scam and figure if they hold Mickey for ransom, Frank would pay up. But what they didn't bargain on is that Frank is head-over-heels for the sexy Melanie (Fisher), and doesn't want his wife back
Brown sugar( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney and Dre are childhood friends who share a love for music, especially hip-hop music, and have an unsung love for each other. When Dre decides to marry a woman who is all wrong from him, Sydney must make her move or risk losing her soulmate forever
Lackawanna blues( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives. Based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson's autobiographical play about his relationship with his guardian Rachel Crosby, set in 1950's and 1960's Lackawanna, New York. After the separation of his parents, young Ruben, a part-black, part-Hispanic child, is sent to live in a small-scale boarding house run by the kind-hearted "Nanny" Crosby and her younger husband Bill
The woodsman by Nicole Kassell( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pedophile attempts to pull his life together after serving a 12-year prison sentence
Plastic Beach by Gorillaz (Musical group)( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience Edition albums give access to content and interactive components over time in an exclusive online area. Includes access code for website. Stream a Gorillaz live performance; includes the 'making of' DVD plus access to video extras online; access to the full Gorillaz Plastic Beach game online; exclusive access to online content
Dave Chappelle's block party by Michel Gondry( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and French and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Dave as he travels through the heartland and makes a special stop in his hometown to pass out invitations to attend the event of the decade. It's a front row seat for outrageous comedy with music from today's hottest artists
Carmen : MTV's hip hopera by MTV Music Television( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producers: Kip Collins, Rockwilder, Sekani Williams, DJ Premier, Beyonce Knowles
The college dropout by Kanye West( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"East Coast rap" songs; principally written by Kanye West or with others
Furious 7 : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of 2015's most anticipated films comes charging out the gate with a high octane soundtrack that includes tracks from Kid Ink, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Skylar Grey, Prince Royce, and many more
 
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Monster's ball
Alternative Names

controlled identityBeze, Dante

Bey, Yasiin.

Beze, Dante.

Beze, Dante 1973-

Black Dante.

Boogie Man

Def, Mos.

Def Mos 1973-....

Mighty Mos Def

Mos Def

Mos Def Amerikaans zanger

Mos Def amerikai rapper és színész

Mos Def pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Mos Def rapero y actor estadounidense

Mos Def rapper e attore statunitense

Mos Def US-amerikanischer Musiker und Schauspieler

Pretty Flaco

Smith, Dante

Smith, Dante 1973-

Smith, Dante Beze, 1973-

Smith, Dante Terrell.

Smith, Dante Terrell 1973-

The Freaky Night Watchman

Yasiin Bey acteur américain

Мос Деф

Մոս դեֆ ամերիկացի ռեփեր և դերասան

מוס דף שחקן אמריקאי

مس دف

مس دف نویسنده، بازیگر، خواننده، ترانه‌سرا، و خواننده-ترانه‌سرا آمریکایی

ياسين باي

모스 데프

モス・デフ アメリカ合衆国ニューヨーク州ブルックリン出身のMC(ラッパー)兼俳優

莫斯·迪夫

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16 BlocksCadillac RecordsThe woodsmanDave Chappelle's block partyContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music