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Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def was born on December 11

Born Dante Terrell Smith, rapper is now known as . On the track “History,” he rapped the following:

I was born in a season where the world was quiet and cold

Celebrations were going on

Some were happy, some were sad

Some felt bad from being good

Some felt good from being bad, feelings pass and change

But they never leave, they here to stay

Holiday, holiday, happy birthday

Teenage love, the first cut run deep

Soul on flesh, this is the Brooklyn streets

Year of the Ox, seven and three

History by Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) and

His birthday is December 11, 1973. He’s become a successful rapper and actor, no matter the name he goes by. He’s a member of Star with Talib Kweli and a solo artist in his own right. The world gained a gift when this man was born.

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