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Rappers in Movies – 5 of Yasiin Bey’s (fka Mos Def) On-screen Appearances

— Mos Def — has had some stellar movie appearances.

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, added acting to his resume a long time ago. He’s voiced characters and acted on TV including The Chapelle . Here are a few of his film-acting, movie roles.

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Bamboozled

His Big Afrika character had us laughing during an otherwise tense film about race and blackface in this Joint also starring Charlie Baltimore, MC Search, and .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BFZ-SABpOY&ab_channel=Kikaida00

Brown Sugar

Mos Def PKA Yasiin Bey starred alongside Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, and Queen Latifah in this classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e64LZCNbwVo&ab_channel=BopItTwistIt

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

As 1/2 of , he’s always been out of this world. He proved it in The Hitchhiker’s to the Galaxy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TShoOd6VedA&ab_channel=BadfishKoo

Cadillac Records

Then known as Mos Def, he gave us his version of rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry in this historical film starring .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNCMyx1oGeI&ab_channel=Movieclips

The Italian Job

This bank heist remake put Mos Def (now Yasiin Bey) on the A-List starring Charlize Theron and Mark Whalberg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IK6dQtzL4o&ab_channel=JackBauer137

E-40

E-40 Owns a Wine Brand

Kanye West purchases home across the street from his family and Ex-wife, Kim Kardashian

Kanye West purchases home across the street from his family and Ex-wife, Kim Kardashian