More From Mos Def
- "I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I’ve been going by Yasiin since ’99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I’m declaring it openly."
- "I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I’m cool with that."
- "I can’t control what people think. I’m not trying to manipulate people’s thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It’s machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different."
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- "Do not ever say that the desire to “do good” by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives."― Ayn Rand
- "The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."― Socrates
- "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."― Christopher Dawson