Brooklyn Born Mos Def: Nominated for a Grammy

Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Rapper Mos Def performs onstage with "Mos Def's Big Band" to open the Lincoln Center Songbook 2007 season at Jazz At Lincoln Center on January 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Rapper Mos Def performs onstage with "Mos Def's Big Band" to open the Lincoln Center Songbook 2007 season at Jazz At Lincoln Center on January 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Premiere Of Journey To The End Of The Night At The 5th Annual TFF
Premiere Of Journey To The End Of The Night At The 5th Annual TFF
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Actor Mos Def attends the premiere of "Journey To The End Of The Night" during the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival April 28, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for TFF)
Journey To The End Of The Night Press Conference At The 5th Annual TFF
Journey To The End Of The Night Press Conference At The 5th Annual TFF
NEW YORK - APRIL 29: Actor Mos Def attends the "Journey To The End Of The Night" press conference during the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival April 29, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images for TFF)
Journey To The End Of The Night Press Conference At The 5th Annual TFF
Journey To The End Of The Night Press Conference At The 5th Annual TFF
NEW YORK - APRIL 29: Actor Mos Def attends the "Journey To The End Of The Night" press conference during the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival April 29, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images for TFF)
Brave New Voices 2006: The International Youth Poetry Slam Festival
Brave New Voices 2006: The International Youth Poetry Slam Festival
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Actor/rapper Mos Def attends the Grand Slam Finals, The International Youth Poetry Slam Festival at the Apollo Theater in New York (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
Prada Linea Rossa At NBA Draft Party
Prada Linea Rossa At NBA Draft Party
NEW YORK - JUNE 27: Rappers Mos Def (L) and Talib Kweli of Black Star pose while wearing Prada Linea Rossa sunglasses at the NBA Pre-Draft Party at the 40/40 Club on June 27, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images for Prada Linea Rossa)
Blender and AMP'd Mobile's X Games 12 Kick-Off Party - Arrivals
Blender and AMP'd Mobile's X Games 12 Kick-Off Party - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 2: "Black Eyed Peas" band member Printz Board and rapper Mos Def attend the Blender and AMP'd Mobile's X Games 12 Kick-Off Party on August 2, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)
Chris Aire Spring 2007 - Runway
Chris Aire Spring 2007 - Runway
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Recording artist Mos Def performs on the runway at the Chris Aire Spring 2007 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at the Promenade in Bryant Park September 8, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For IMG)
Chris Aire Spring 2007 - Runway
Chris Aire Spring 2007 - Runway
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Recording artist Mos Def performs on the runway at the Chris Aire Spring 2007 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at the Promenade in Bryant Park September 8, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For IMG)
Dubai International Film Festival - Day 1
Dubai International Film Festival - Day 1
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Singer Mos Def arrives at the opening night gala premiere for 'Bobby' on the first day of the Dubai International Film Festival at the Madinat Jumierah on December 10, 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Dubai International Film Festival - Day 1
Dubai International Film Festival - Day 1
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Singer Mos def arrives at the opening night gala premiere for 'Bobby' on the first day of the Dubai International Film Festival at the Madinat Jumierah on December 10, 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Rapper Mos Def performs onstage with "Mos Def's Big Band" to open the Lincoln Center Songbook 2007 season at Jazz At Lincoln Center on January 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
Lincoln Center American Songbook 2007 Opening Night With Mos Def
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Rapper Mos Def performs onstage with "Mos Def's Big Band" to open the Lincoln Center Songbook 2007 season at Jazz At Lincoln Center on January 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Celebrities Arrive For The Killers Concert
Celebrities Arrive For The Killers Concert
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 1: Rapper and actor Mos Def arrives for a concert by the band The Killers at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino June 1, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Recording artist Mos Def arrives at the Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit on June 11, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Recording artist Mos Def arrives at the Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit on June 11, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Recording artist Mos Def performs onstage at the Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit on June 11, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
The Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit
NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Recording artist Mos Def performs onstage at the Third Annual Apollo Theater Spring Benefit on June 11, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
"Be Kind Rewind" Screening - 2008 Sundance Film Festival
"Be Kind Rewind" Screening - 2008 Sundance Film Festival
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actor/rapper Mos Def arrives at the screening of "Be Kind Rewind" held at the Eccles Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
"Be Kind Rewind" Screening - 2008 Sundance Film Festival
"Be Kind Rewind" Screening - 2008 Sundance Film Festival
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actor/rapper Mos Def arrives at the screening of "Be Kind Rewind" held at the Eccles Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
"Be Kind Rewind" Screening - 2008 Sundance Film Festival
"Be Kind Rewind" Screening - 2008 Sundance Film Festival
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actor/rapper Mos Def arrives at the screening of "Be Kind Rewind" held at the Eccles Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def performs at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def (C) performs at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def (C) performs at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def appears at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def appears at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def appears at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
Undrcrwn Experience At The Palms Hardwood Suite
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 27: Rapper/actor Mos Def (L) and Undrcrwn Experience creative director Dustin Canalin appear at the Undrcrwn Experience party at the Palms Casino Resort August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Undrcrwn)
2008 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors - Show
2008 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors - Show
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Rapers Flavor Flav, Chuck D and Mos Def perform onstage during the 2008 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Vh1)
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