The Top 10 MOST Inspiring Mos Def Quotes

Mos Def, who is a comedian, activist, actor and underground hip hop king, has always preferred to spread his truth and revoke the system set before him as opposed to going mainstream and having less control of what he gets to say. He is a true leader who embraces the opportunity to strongly impact his smaller but more immediate fan base who understand his message completely, rather than just make music for the masses to beat their heads to. This compelling top 10 list includes the wisest quotes ever said by Mos Def that will shake up your world and give you some new enlightening perspectives.



The moment you start thinking it’s hopeless, then it is. [But], if you think it’s gonna get better, it really does. Life is a test.” Mos Def


“I ain’t no perfect man I’m tryna do the best that I can with what it is I have.” – Mos Def


“I’m an independent thinker. And I’m not the poster child for any movement. I’m trying to support whatever’s right no matter where it is.” Mos Def


“Think globally, act locally” – Mos Def


“All the things that are worth doing, take time.” – Mos Def


“You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.” – Mos Def


“That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn’t be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.” – Mos Def


“They say that when a man faces his destiny, the destiny ends and he becomes the man that he really is.” Mos Def


“I don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money. I want to give people some truth and positive heart lift.” – Mos Def


“I don’t care about what brand you are, I’m concerned what type of man you are, what your principles and standards are.” – Mos Def

Bonus Mos Def Quote:

“Hip-hop is a beautiful culture. It’s inspirational, because it’s a culture of survivors. You can create beauty out of nothingness.” – Mos Def

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