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Mos Def (Rapper)

Works: 338 works in 982 publications in 6 languages and 32,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Science fiction films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Rap (Music) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Producer, Host, Speaker, Singer, Interviewee, Composer, Musician, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mos Def
The Italian job by Troy Kennedy Martin( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,316 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 )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,143 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 Lee Daniels( Visual )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,996 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
Amy by Asif Kapadia( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,522 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
16 Blocks by Richard Donner( Visual )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,396 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 3 languages and held by 1,305 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
Graduation by Kanye West( Recording )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 883 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 841 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 )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 800 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 759 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
The woodsman by Nicole Kassell( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 698 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 660 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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and French and held by 637 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
Carmen : MTV's hip hopera by MTV Music Television( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 590 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 531 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 511 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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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


16 BlocksThe woodsmanDave Chappelle's block partyAmerican musicContemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black community