Although he was initially recognized for his musical output, since the early 2000s, Mos Def’s screen work has established him as one of only a handful of rappers who has garnered critical acclaim for his acting work. He is well known for his portrayal of Brother Sam in the American drama series Dexter. Mos Def has also been active in several social and political causes.
One of his recent causes has been to raise awareness about the force feeding procedures at Guantanamo bay. Footage of this horrible display of torture was released this week by The Guardian.
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