Inspired by Mos Def

Apple Music Hip-Hop

Inspired by Mos Def

Contemporary stars like Kanye West, Wale, and Kendrick Lamar who blur the lines between conscious and mainstream rap are following a path that Mos Def helped pioneer in the ‘90s, making unapologetic black pride accessible. And his genre-bending ways of connecting rap with other strains of black American music have been carried on by other singing MCs like Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino.