Mos Def Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th May 2011

Fact: Rapper Mos Def's acting career has been given a big boost - he'll be joining the cast of hit TV thriller Dexter for the upcoming sixth season of the show. He'll play a hardened ex-convict in the series, which also welcomes Tom Hanks' actor son Colin onboard.

28th March 2011

Tweet: "I've been hearing Dec 21st, 2012 is end of the world, this is f**king great news. I don't have to buy anyone anything for Christmas." Rapper/actor Mos Def jokes about the apocalypse.

13th January 2011

Tweet: "I asked this kid to shovel my driveway, I said I'll give him an autographed CD, he said I don't want that s**t. Just give me $5." Rapper Mos Def was left stunned by one neighbourhood kid's rude demands after asking him to help clear the snow from his front yard.

19th August 2010

Tweet: "Me and Mos Def had a push up contest at Nobu last night... Suits on... I did keep on my shoes though lol (laugh out loud)!" Rappers Kanye West and MOS DEF went head-to-head in the sporting challenge in the middle of the Las Vegas branch of the swanky Japanese restaurant.

24th June 2010

Fact: Rapper Mos Def has landed a full-time TV role. The hip-hop star will act alongside Laura Dern in upcoming U.S. comedy series ENLIGHTENED. He previously enjoyed a guest role on Hugh Laurie's hit medical show HOUSE.

3rd June 2010

Tweet: "This oil spill is a lot worse than the media is portraying it as. Very sad." Mos Def fears the Gulf of Mexico slick is even worse than it seems. The aftermath of the exploded exploded Deepwater Horizon Rig has been declared the worst oil disaster in American history.

27th March 2009

Fact: Hip-hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli are reuniting their group BLACK STAR for a pair of concerts in New York this spring (09). The duo will come together to play two shows at The Nokia Theater in Time Square in May (09) as they each prepare for the release of their solo albums this summer.

31st January 2008

Fact: Hip-hop group The Roots are to collaborate with rockers Fall Out Boy on a track for their next album RISING DOWN. The disc is also set to feature rappers Common, Mos Def and LUPE FIASCO.

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