Mos Def performed on several compilations from Rawkus Records and other independent compilation albums.
Among them was the single "Oh No" with Pharaohe Monch and Nate Dogg which reached #83 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Singles.
The 26-year old is at the festival to promote her roles in with co-stars A$AP Rocky.
Zoe, who’s been tied to Drake in the past, seemed to confirm some type of romantic relationship with Def with this social media message: For the record, Lenny Kravitz is 50, so Mos Def is not quite old enough to be her dad.
In 2004, they released the album Manifest Destiny, their first and only release to date.
The album features a compilation of previously unreleased and re-released tracks recorded during the original UTD run.
At 19, he took his shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith.
He is close friends with fellow Muslim rappers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (Q-Tip) of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest.
Mos Def has been vocal on several social and political causes, including police brutality, the idea of American exceptionalism, and the state of African Americans.
Although his father was initially a member of the Nation of Islam and later followed Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, who merged into mainstream Sunni Islam from the Nation, Mos Def was not exposed to Islam until the age of 13.
The song "Crime & Medicine" is a remake of GZA's 1995 single "Liquid Swords".
Also, the track "Undeniable" samples a version of the Barrett Strong/Norman Whitfield composition "Message from a Black Man".
Its single "Undeniable" charted only on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart but was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 2007.