The Artist Formerly Known as Mos Def

Mos Def may have made his name spitting rhymes, but Yasiin Bey remade himself by working his lines on TV (last season’s Dexter), on Broadway (A Free Man of Color), and now in fashion—he’s a collaborator at N.Y.C. shop Ale et Ange (where the jacket, shirt, hat, and pants he’s wearing come from). Here the Brooklyn lyricist talks about how he experiments with his look just as much as he does with his résumé.