Def Mos net worth

Def Mos net worth

Net Worth: $23 Million

About Def Mos

Def Mos net worth

Dante Terrell Smith, better known as Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor. He gained prominence as part of the band Urban Thermo Dynamics and later featured on the albums of De La Soul and Da Bush Babees. In the late 1990s, while working with Rawkus Records, Mos Def reached the top of his professional career, becoming a major force in underground hip hop scene. Following this, Mos released four solo albums: Black on Both Sides, The New Danger, True Magic and The Ecstatic. In addition to his music career, Def has established himself as a talented actor. He gained critical acclaim for parts in movies Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Next Day Air and Something the Lord Made. As for 2013, Def Mos net worth is estimated at $23 million.
Dante was born in Brooklyn, in a family of Abdul Rahman and Sheron Smith. His father was a deeply religious man, an active member of the movement Nation of Islam and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed community. However, as Mos and his mother lived separately from Abdul, the boy was only introduced to Islam as a teenager. He made a traditional declaration of faith, shahada, at the age of 19.

Def Mos net worth began to grow in the mid 1990s, when he started to work with Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. Soon Dante met Talib Kweli and formed the band Black Star. Their debut album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, was released in 1998 and spawned two hits: “Definition” and “Respiration”.
Def’s debut solo album, entitled Black on Both Sides, reached the stores the following year. Mostly due to the success of two singles, “Ms. Fat Boy”, which was recorded using Aretha Franklin’s song “One Step Ahead” for the sample, and “Mathematics”, the album charted No. 25 on Billboard and added a solid sum to Def Mos net worth. His second album, The New Danger, was finished five years later. Although it featured only one major hit, “Love, Sex & Money”, this CD enjoyed a considerable commercial success. It peaked at No.5 on Billboard 200 and No.2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop albums. Until this day Mos has released two solo albums more: The True Magic and Ecstatic. OMFGOD, his collaboration album with Mannie Fresh, is supposed to reach the stores by the end of this year.
Acting is another important source of Def Mos net worth. The future millionaire made his television debut as a teenager, appearing on made-for-television film God Bless the Child. Before gaining prominence as a rapper Mos appeared on the couple of television series, You Take the Kids and the Cosby Mysteries, starred in one major commercial and featured on Jackson’s video “Ghost”.

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