Today, December 11th, is the birthday of one of the most underrated rappers of all time, Mos Def. The Brooklyn, NY native has been around the game for about 20+ years and, in my opinion, has not received his due for what he’s contributed to the history of Hip Hop. A part of that may be due to Def not being as active with music as you’d like a person with his skill set to be. Instead, he’s spent some of good time driving in the TV and film industry as well with a filmography as long as, or longer than, his discography.
So, to honor this Hip Hop legend, I would like to share some of my favorite videos and clips, music or otherwise, showcasing Mos Def’s talent.