Mos Def

LCT: A Free Man of Color. Broadway: Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/ Underdog (dir. George C. Wolfe). Off-Broadway: Fucking A (Obie Award, Outstanding Performance/dir. G. Wolfe). His rap and hip-hop albums include Black Star, with Talib Kweli; his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, which went gold; and his latest album, The Ecstatic (two 2009 Grammy Award nominations, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance for the single "Casa Bey"). Film/TV: Monster's Ball, The Italian Job, The Woodsman, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind, Cadillac Records and HBO's "Something the Lord Made" (Emmy nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor; Golden Globe Award, Best Performance; NAACP Award). Other credits: host, music supervisor, co-executive producer for HBO's "Def Poetry"; writer, producer and actor for MTV's "Lyricist Lounge."