African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It's not a dormant. It's not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations.Mos Def
And remember don't high post when you're far from home, and high posting when you're all alone.Mos Def
Bob Marley performed the 'One Love Peace' concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There's always been that in black music and culture in general. It's no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what's going on in black life. It's not unusual for hip-hop.Mos Def
Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.Mos Def
Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can't articulate.Mos Def
I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I've been going by Yasiin since '99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I'm declaring it openly.Mos Def
I can't control what people think. I'm not trying to manipulate people's thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It's machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different.Mos Def
I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.Mos Def
I don't want to waste anyone's time or money. I want to give people some truth and positive heart lift.Mos Def
I have no confidence issues with the impact or the quality of the music. No one in hip-hop, before this point and to this point, with all due respect, has done this.Mos Def
I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I'm cool with that.Mos Def
That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.Mos Def
To me, the job of the artist is to provide a useful and intelligent vocabulary for the world to be able to articulate feelings they experience everyday, and otherwise wouldn't have the means to express in a meaningful and useful way.Mos Def
With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn't just about being noticed, you know?Mos Def
You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.Mos Def
is a famous American rapper and actor,
who was born on
December 11, 1973. As a person born on this date, Mos Def is listed in our database as the 2nd
most popular celebrity for the day (December 11) and the 29th most popular for the year (1973).
People born on December 11
fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer.
Mos Def is the 131st most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Mos Def's birthday, Mos Def is the 902nd most famous American and ranks 10th in famous people born in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
In general, Mos Def ranks as the 1540th
most popular famous person, and the 53rd most popular rapper of all time.
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