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Mos Def (Rapper)

Works: 346 works in 785 publications in 6 languages and 29,707 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Rap (Music)  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Portraits  Pictorial works  Underground dance music 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Producer, Author, Host, Singer, Speaker, 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 )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,149 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 )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 2,010 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 )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Grotowski is an embittered prison guard. He works with his son, Sonny. They both live at home with his racist father, Buck. Death Row inmate, Lawrence Musgrove, has just been executed and a horrible tragedy has happened at home. Hank mets Leticia, a young black woman, struggling to make ends meet. If only he knew that she is Musgrove's widow. Hank and Leticia quickly fall in love to ease each other's pains
16 blocks by Richard Donner( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,333 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
Prince among slaves( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,248 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
Cadillac Records by Darnell Martin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,220 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 artist 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
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,215 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 )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 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 )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 907 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 842 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 761 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 737 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 729 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
Carmen MTV's hip hopera by MTV Music Television( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woodsman by Nicole Kassell( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 707 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 )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 691 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 610 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
American music by Annie Leibovitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 537 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
Black radio by Robert Glasper Experiment (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The college dropout by Kanye West( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"East Coast rap" songs; principally written by Kanye West or with others
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Monster's ball
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

Yasiin Bey acteur amricain

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

16 blocksCadillac RecordsThe woodsmanDave Chappelle's block partyAmerican musicContemporary musicians. profiles of the people in music