You are here: Home Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def was born on December 11 in MUSIC Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def was born on December 11 by Jesse Childs December 11, 2021, 8:35 amupdated January 20, 2022, 1:57 pm Share Born Dante Terrell Smith, rapper Mos Def is now known as Yasiin Bey. On the track “History,” he rapped the following: I was born in a season where the world was quiet and coldCelebrations were going onSome were happy, some were sadSome felt bad from being goodSome felt good from being bad, feelings pass and changeBut they never leave, they here to stayHoliday, holiday, happy birthdayTeenage love, the first cut run deepSoul on flesh, this is the Brooklyn streetsYear of the Ox, seven and three History by Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli 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 Black Star with Talib Kweli and a solo artist in his own right. The world gained a gift when this man was born.