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Mos Def (Rapper)

Works: 325 works in 660 publications in 5 languages and 27,680 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Rap (Music)  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Portraits  Jazz vocals  Jazz  Pictorial works  Popular music 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Narrator, Producer, Host, Singer, Composer, Musician, Interviewee, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Mos Def
The Italian job by Troy Kennedy Martin ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,055 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 Bill Bailey ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,968 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 )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,884 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,302 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
Cadillac Records by Darnell Martin ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,211 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
Be kind rewind by Michel Gondry ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,182 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
Something the Lord made ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,165 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
Prince among slaves ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,107 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
Graduation by Kanye West ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 911 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 Tom Dey ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 852 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
Lackawanna blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 769 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
Brown sugar ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sydney and Dre are childhood friends who share a love for music, especially hip-hop music, and have an undeclared 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
Carmen MTV's hip hopera ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woodsman by Nicole Kassell ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 705 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 )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 694 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 592 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. The unrated version contains deleted scenes
American music by Annie Leibovitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 538 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
The college dropout by Kanye West ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"East Coast rap" songs; principally written by Kanye West or with others
Black radio by Robert Glasper Experiment (Musical group) ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Next day air ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A haze-brained couier sparks off a chain of uproarious events afer he mistakenly deliverers a package containing 10 bricks of high quality cocaine to the wrong address and into the hands of two bumbling, wannabe gangsters. But these two fools have no clue that their neighbors down the hall, the real gangster and his feisty girlfriend, are connected to the Mexican mob and will do whatever it takes to recover their package
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Beze, Dante

Bey, Yasiin
Beze, Dante, 1973-
Black Dante
Boogie Man
Dante "Beze" Smith
Dante Terrell Smith
Def, Mos
Def, Mos 1973-
Mighty Mos Def
Mos Def
Pretty Flaco
Smith, Dante
Smith, Dante 1973- Wirklicher Name
Smith, Dante Beze, 1973-
Smith, Dante Terrell
Smith, Dante Terrell 1973-
The Freaky Night Watchman
Yasiin Bey
English (170)
German (4)
French (4)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (1)