MOS DEF IS FORD PREFECT! + more

if you are in the vicinity of Rutgers University this June, perhaps you might want to check out the first annual National Hip-Hop Political Convention. From the Cowboyz ‘n’ Poodles inbox officiale:
“Ballin’ Entertainment is proud to be working with the first annual National Hip-Hop Political Convention. The founder’s aim is to bring together hip-hop activists, artists, educators, workers, and professionals from across the country to build a political agenda reflective if the needs interests of the hip-hop generation. Artists such as Chuck D, and m1 of Dead Prez, Boots Riley from the Coup, journalist Davey D, and author Bakari Kitwana are just a few who are part of this event.
June 10-12, 2004 at Rutgers University in New Jersey”
This is not to be confused with the Russell Simmons sign-up-to-vote blitz.
AND!:
MOS DEF LANDS MALE LEAD ROLE AS FORD PREFECT
IN SPYGLASS ENTERTAINMENT’S
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO GALAXY
New York, NY – January 29, 2004 – Mos Def (The Italian Job, Monster’s Ball)
has been tapped to star as “Ford Prefect” in Spyglass Entertainment’s The
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. The film will be directed by Garth
Jennings and Nick Goldsmith, and will start filming in April.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is based upon the acclaimed novel by
Douglas Adams, which tells the story of a British man who is confounded when
he’s saved from the destruction of Earth by his best friend, who turns out
to be an alien.
Mos Def recently completed work on the HBO Film Something The Lord Made, in
which he stars alongside Alan Rickman. The film chronicles the real life
relationship between heart surgery pioneers Vivien Thomas and Alfred
Blalock, and will air on HBO later this year. Def can also be seen in The
Woodsmen, opposite Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Benjamin Bratt, which just
premiered at Sundance. Mos Def is also set to release a new album on Geffen
Records in 2004.
Additional film credits include Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, MTV’s Carmen: A Hip
Hopera, 2002′s critically acclaimed Monster’s Ball, Showtime, and the 2002
romantic comedy Brown Sugar, for which he received an NAACP Image Award
nomination.
Def also serves as the host, music supervisor and co-executive producer for
the HBO series Def Poetry and served as a writer, producer and actor on the
MTV sketch comedy series Lyricist Lounge. Mos completed his Broadway debut
in 2002 in the Tony nominated, Pulitzer Prize winning, Topdog/Underdog. In
2003, he re-teamed with Topdog playwright Suzan Lori Parks and director
George Wolfe for the off-Broadway play, Fucking A, for which he was awarded
an Obie Award.
Mos Def is managed by Emily Gerson Saines of Brookside Artist Management and
Umi Smith, President of Good Tree Media Inc, Mos Def’s management company.
His lawyer is Jason Sloane of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman,
Warren, Sloane and Richman.

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One Response to MOS DEF IS FORD PREFECT! + more

  1. Michelle B (DreamChaser) says:

    This is a letter I would like past over to Mos Def:
    You may be thinking this is a normal fan letter, let me assure u it isnt!
    Iam writing to you because I haven’t got many options, I thought why not reach out to the people I most admire, if they cant help me I guess I will have to do it myself.
    The truth is what I’m seeking for some reason seems to be the most hardest thing to find.
    Everybody seems to be running from something, seeking the light in the darkest tunnel of life.
    God keeps sending man messages/omens, regardless of them being ignored, how many signs must man receive before we find the truth of life! Before these people find what they are running away from and what they are running to?
    I feel like an angel surrounded and hypontised by evil, however I will eventually rise and furfill my destiny!
    I am looking for a door to open to start my revolution. However I have been around the world and soliders are hard to find, espically being an attractive woman. Unlike some I know my calling I feel it everyday, I know what I must do, but it seems like its a journey I haven’t got a map for.
    My Calling is to use music to educate our NEXT generation, to expose the lies that have posioned our present generation! To round up the right Soliders that how have the gift of truth and to FULLY expose them INTERNATIONALLY!
    The problem is ‘Money & Greed’ everybody has an agenda for the wrong things in life, illusions that are here to avoid reality and everybody I meet seems quite content with their ignorance! Although I will NEVER GIVE UP, I reach out to you for guidance because I am running out of answers.
    Mankind have chosen to worship the $$ instead of out of our own CREATOR????? A world filled with FLASE propaganda the we are so eager to except. I know the truth is hard to digest but that doesnt excuse us ignoring it!! Why have we so easerily given power to evil without a fight? Why are those that have the answers to scared to risk this life for the next?
    Some believe this is our prophecy, I still beleive we have a chance! We havent run out of time till we give up ! There is strength in numbers we have had several people doing exactly what I intend to do ie; Mohammed the prophet (may peace be upon him), Martin Luther King, 2pac etc;
    The hands of time is against the beginning of the end has already come, the mere fact that we kill each other for oil is a prime example!
    If few people like us realise this game then why cant we join forces, because a little of everyone is still selfish afraid to scarfice fame for truth. But in the next life will we take any of this with us????
    I need to furfill this prophecy with or without help! You have the resources I have the answers !
    I want to create a label that worships the message not the $, a label that is totally dedicated to the community not a label that has to compete with all the bull*)T just to be the top dog! Cuz in my eyes no one has the right to judge who is the best when they have no good intentions ??? WHO IS ELIGABLE TO DEFINE THE BEST WHEN WE ARE ALL SO WRONG?
    We are all programmed to believe that the size of our pockets define who we are, how insane is that when u pass u dont bring any of these things with u,so were is the sense in that?
    Its all a part of their control, they use subliminal messages to get to us, so why cant we do the same. Why cant we create music that sublimily passes the message without being detected.They use it against us why cant we use it against them?????
    MUSIC IS THE KEY IF U DONT RESPOND USE THIS IF U DONT WANT TO JOIN ME REMEMBER THIS. IT IS UR DUTY AS AN ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN BLESSED DONT FORGET WHY WE ARE HERE, DONT FORGET WHO U ARE!!!!
    I thank u for taking the time out to read this. May god bless u in your future and for the future after!
    Thank u x x x x x

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