(1998) Album (with Talib Kweli
), "Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star," Rawkus/MCA/Universal Records (112 897).
(1999) Album, "Black on Both Sides," Rawkus/MCA/Universal Records (112 905).
(2003) TV commercial
for Converse (voiceover).
(1997) TV commercial
, with Yasiin Bey
and Deion Sanders
, for Visa credit cards.
(2003) Release of the music video for Alicia Keys
' "You Don't Know My Name," with an appearance by Yasiin Bey
(March 12, 2002 - August 11, 2002) "Topdog/Underdog," an original comedy, written by Suzan-Lori Parks
, directed by George C. Wolfe
, with Yasiin Bey
(in his Broadway debut
, portraying Booth) and Jeffrey Wright
(portraying Lincoln), on Broadway
at the Ambassador Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Mos Def won the 2001-2002 Theatre World Award
. (175 total performances, including 31 previews beginning March 12, 2002)
(February 25, 2003 - April 6, 2003) "Fucking A," new musical; written by Suzan-Lori Parks
; music and lyrics by Suzan-Lori Parks; directed by Michael Greif
; with Susan Blommaert
(portraying Freedom Fund Lady/Scribe/Waiting Woman #2); Bobby Cannavale
(portraying The Mayor/Prison
Guard); Yasiin Bey
(portraying Monster); 'Peter Gerety' (portraying Butcher); 'Jojo Gonzalez' (portraying First Hunter); Jesse Lenat
(portraying Third Hunter); S. Epatha Merkerson
(portraying Hester Smith); Manu Narayan
(portraying Second Hunter); Chandler Parker
(portraying Jailbait/Hunter); Daphne Rubin-Vega
(portraying Canary Mary); and 'Michole Briana White' (portraying The First Lady); Off-Broadway
at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Yasiin Bey
Won 2003 Obie Award
as Outstanding Featured Actor.
(2002) Music video for "Brown Sugar (Extra Sweet)," performed by Yasiin Bey
and directed by Yasiin Bey
(as Flaco Bey).
(2004) Release of his album, "The New Danger," on Geffen/Interscope/Universal Records (986 402).
(2004) Release of his album, "UTD - Manifest Destiny".
(2005) TV commercial
for GMC (voiceover).
(2005) Public Service Announcement (PSA) TV commercial
for The ONE Campaign and www.one.org, an international, nonpartisan, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, (particularly in Africa), by raising public awareness, pressuring political leaders to support effective policies, and administering programs which save lives and improve futures.
(December 29, 2006) Release of his third solo album, "Tru3 Magic".
(September 2005) Release of the music video for Alicia Keys
"Unbreakable" with an appearance by Yasiin Bey
(February 25, 2009) Release of Jamie Foxx
's music video for "Blame It," which premiered on "106 & Park Top 10 Live"
(2000); and was directed by Hype Williams
; with appearances by Ron Howard
; Forest Whitaker
; Jake Gyllenhaal
; Samuel L. Jackson
; Quincy Jones
; Cedric the Entertainer
; Morris Chestnut
; Clifton Powell
; Alex Thomas
; DeRay Davis
; Yasiin Bey
; Tatyana Ali
; Jalen Rose
; Bill Bellamy
; Ashley Scott, Electrik Red (comprised of Sarah Rosete
, Naomi Allen, Lesley Nicole Lewis
, and Kyndra Reevey'); Dawn Richard
, Keshia Knight Pulliam
; and Letoya Luckett
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