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Mos Def (Rapper)

Works: 294 works in 841 publications in 6 languages and 31,695 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Science fiction films  Musical films  Rap (Music) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Producer, Author, Host, Speaker, Singer, Composer, Interviewee, Musician, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mos Def
The Italian job by Peter Collinson( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Venice, Italy, a team of expert thieves pulls a daring heist of $35 million dollars in bars of gold. One of the thieves betrays his companions and swipes the gold for himself. One year later, in Los Angeles, the surviving team members create a smart and devious plan to steal back the gold and get their revenge on the traitor"--IMDb
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( Visual )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,101 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 Heart of Gold and search for the ultimate question
Monster's ball by Marc Forster( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy 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, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond
16 Blocks by Li cha tang na( Visual )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,378 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
Amy by Asif Kapadia( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and death of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks
Prince among slaves by PBS( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,302 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
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,259 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
Be kind rewind by Michel Gondry( Visual )

54 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,249 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
Cadillac Records by Darnell Martin( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,232 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
Graduation by Kanye West( Recording )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular Grammy Award-winning artist returns with his third album. Includes 14 tracks, featuring Stronger; Can't Tell Me Nothing; Everything I Am; and more
Showtime by Dai( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 854 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
Lackawanna blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 762 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
Life of crime by Daniel Schechter( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and twists
Brown sugar( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 744 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 that is all wrong from him, Sydney must make her move or risk losing her soulmate forever
The woodsman by Nicole Kassell( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 703 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 682 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genuine crowd-pleaser, Dave Chappelle's Block Party spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. The unprecedented combination of comedy and music was shot on location. In addition to Mr. Chappelle performing all-new material, the stellar roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for their first performance in over seven years - the Fugees. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michel Gondry and his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind cinematographer Ellen Kuras capture all of the exclusive performances and crowd excitement on an unforgettable Saturday afternoon and night, as well as (earlier in the week) private rehearsals footage and Mr. Chappelle in the small Ohio town he calls home
The college dropout by Kanye West( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"East Coast rap" songs; principally written by Kanye West or with others
American music by Annie Leibovitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a photographic chronicle of twentieth-century popular music in a collection of more than one hundred photographs of such musical icons as Ray Charles, the Grateful Dead, Michael Jackson, and Willie Nelson
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBeze, Dante

Bey, Yasiin

Beze, Dante 1973-

Black Dante

Boogie Man

Def, Mos.

Def Mos 1973-....

Mighty Mos Def

Mos Def

Mos Def Amerikaans zanger

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

מוס דף

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


English (253)

German (19)

French (12)

Spanish (10)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

16 BlocksCadillac RecordsThe woodsmanDave Chappelle's block partyAmerican music