Mos Def Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Mos Def Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth December 11, 1973
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Mos Def is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, writer, voiceover artist, and activist who is known for his contributions to music as he has released several albums and tracks such as Black on Both SidesThe New DangerThe EcstaticUniversal MagneticLife in Marvelous Times, and Jam on It. Also, he has gained a huge social media fan base with more than 2 million followers on Facebook, more than 150k followers on Twitter, and more than 20k subscribers on YouTube.

Born Name

Dante Terrell Smith

Nick Name

Mos Def, Black Dante, Dante Beze, Flaco, El-Bey the Moor, Pretty Flaco, Flaco Bey, The Mighty Mos Def, Bezé, Yasiin Bey, Mister Definitely

Mos Def as seen during an event at UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles in Paris, France in March 2008
Mos Def as seen during an event at UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles in Paris, France in March 2008 (Thierry Caro / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Mos Def studied at Philippa Schuyler Middle School 383 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

Occupation

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Voiceover Artist, Activist, Writer

Family

  • Father – Abdulrahman (Initially a member of the Nation of Islam)
  • Mother – Sheron “Umi” Smith (Motivational Speaker, Author)
  • Siblings – Bey (b. Denard Smith) (5 years Younger Brother), Abdul Rahman (Brother), Anwar Superstar (Brother) (Musician), Jerome Victor Moulton (Brother)
Mos Def (Right) as seen in a picture alongside Pharrell Williams in January 2016
Mos Def (Right) as seen in a picture alongside Pharrell Williams in January 2016 (Muvikui / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Manager

Mos Def is represented by Brookside Artist Management, Talent Management Company, New York City, New York, United States.

Genre

Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Sampler, Drums

Labels

Downtown Records, GOOD Music, Geffen Records, Rawkus Records, Priority Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mos Def has dated –

  1. Maria Yepes (1996-2006) – He married Maria Yepes in the year 1996 and the duo was blessed with 2 daughters, Jauhara Smith and Chandani Smith, during the course of their relationship. However, the couple separated in 2006.
  2. Beyoncé (2001) – It was rumored that Mos Def and the popular singer, songwriter, and actress, Beyoncé, were an item in 2001.
  3. Karrine Steffans (2002) – In 2002, the musician had a fling with author Karrine Steffans.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Mos Def is of African-American descent.

Mos Def performing during an event in August 2007
Mos Def performing during an event in August 2007 (choko / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Lean body
  • Usually sports a light unkempt beard

Brand Endorsements

Mos Def has done endorsement work for the likes of ConverseVisa credit cards, and GMC.

Religion

Islam

He was 19 years old when he took his shahada which is the Muslim declaration of faith.

Mos Def as seen while performing at the 2012 Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu, Finland
Mos Def as seen while performing at the 2012 Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu, Finland (Tuomas Vitikainen / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Mos Def Facts

  1. On October 12, 1999, he released his debut studio album, Black on Both Sides, via Rawkus and Priority Records and it was certified “Gold” by United States (RIAA).
  2. In 2004, Mos Def starred as Vivien Thomas in the made-for-television biographical drama film, Something the Lord Made, alongside Alan Rickman, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, and Mary Stuart Masterson. For this role, Mos Def was nominated for an Emmy in the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie” category and a Golden Globe Award in the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television” category.
  3. As a voiceover artist, Mos Def provided vocals to the character of Gangstalicious in a few episodes of the adult animated sitcom, The Boondocks, between 2005 and 2008.

Featured Image by Thierry Caro / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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