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Mos Def Net Worth

Mos Def Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

Mos Def Bio/Wiki 2017

He’s also called a performer, as well as being involved into music business. Those two sources are considered the most critical ones in gathering Mos Def web worth, that continues to be said to achieve 5 million bucks. As a hip-hop artist, Mos Def began his job while being a part of a hip-hop group called Urban Thermo Dynamics. Mos Def was highlighted in records by Da Bush Babees and D E La Soul, owing to that. Afterwards, he became an integral part of duet called Black Star, along with Talib Kweli. In the 90’s, Mos and was a tremendous star in the under-ground hip hop Records Def was signed to Rawkus picture This additionally raised the total estimation of Mos Def web worth.

Mos Def Net Worth $5 Million

Mos Def is also called a performer, although he’s been mainly called a vocalist. In reality, he’s regarded as one of the very most successful performers, who’ve come from rapping sector. Pictures, which obtained him crucial success and produced him a productive performer, were Something the Lord Created, Be Kind Rewind, Next Day Air, The Italian Work and The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. These appearances have added a great deal of monetary success to the entire quantity of Mos Def web worth, also. As well as his occupation as an actor and a rap artist, Mos Def is also considered to be involved with a number of organizations associated with societal and political causes.

Every one of these records have added loads of earnings to the whole amount of Mos Def web worth. Mos Def was created in 1973 in Brooklyn community of New York. While his dad was living in Nj, he was likewise raised in Brooklyn. In 1996 Mos Def got acknowledgement as a solo act and only at that time he began collaborating with De La Soul and Da Bush Babees.

Known for movies



Quick Facts

Full NameMos Def
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 11, 1973, December 11, 1973
Height1.77 m, 1.77 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Television producer, Activist, Rapper, Actor, Music artist, Singer, Songwriter, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Record producer, Television producer, Activist, Rapper, Actor, Music artist, Singer, Songwriter, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
EducationTalent Unlimited High School, New York University, Philippa Schuyler Middle School, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Talent Unlimited High School, New York University, Philippa Schuyler Middle School, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseAlana Wyatt, Maria Yepes, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Alana Wyatt, Maria Yepes, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
ChildrenJauhara Smith, Chandani Smith, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Jauhara Smith, Chandani Smith, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
ParentsAbdul Rahman, Sheron Smith, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Abdul Rahman, Sheron Smith, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
SiblingsAnwar Superstar, DCQ, Ces Smith, Abdul Rahman, Jerome Victor Moulton, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Anwar Superstar, DCQ, Ces Smith, Abdul Rahman, Jerome Victor Moulton, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/yasiinbeyhttp://www.facebook.com/yasiinbey
AwardsObie Award for Performance, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Black Reel Award for Best Actor - Independent Film, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Obie Award for Performance, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Black Reel Award for Best Actor - Independent Film, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
Music GroupsBlack Star, Dec 99th, Soulquarians, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Black Star, Dec 99th, Soulquarians, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Duo or Group of the Year, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Juno Award for Video of the Year, BET Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rap Artist in a Movie, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says, Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Duo or Group of the Year, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Juno Award for Video of the Year, BET Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rap Artist in a Movie, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Mathematics, Ms. Fat Booty, UMI Says
Movies16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind, Something the Lord Made, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Italian Job, Cadillac Records, Brown Sugar, Monster's Ball, The Woodsman, Bamboozled, Next Day Air, Life of Crime, Begin Again, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Civil Brand, Showtime, Journey to the End of the Night, Island of the Dead, Lackawanna Blues, Prince Among Slaves, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, God Bless the Child, I'm Still Here, Michael Jackson's Ghosts, Juvies, The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy, The Brazilian Job, Shades of Hip Hop: Resurrection, The Devil's Music, Alicia Keys: Unplugged, Shades of Hip Hop: The Cypher, Boot Camp: From the Front Lines: Duck Down Visuals: Vol. 4, Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pushin the Raw and Uncut, 16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind, Something the Lord Made, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Italian Job, Cadillac Records, Brown Sugar, Monster's Ball, The Woodsman, Bamboozled, Next Day Air, Life of Crime, Begin Again, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Civil Brand, Showtime, Journey to the End of the Night, Island of the Dead, Lackawanna Blues, Prince Among Slaves, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, God Bless the Child, I'm Still Here, Michael Jackson's Ghosts, Juvies, The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy, The Brazilian Job, Shades of Hip Hop: Resurrection, The Devil's Music, Alicia Keys: Unplugged, Shades of Hip Hop: The Cypher, Boot Camp: From the Front Lines: Duck Down Visuals: Vol. 4, Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pushin the Raw and Uncut
TV ShowsDexter, Chappelle's Show, The Cosby Mysteries, You Take the Kids, Dexter, Chappelle's Show, The Cosby Mysteries, You Take the Kids


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Appeared with Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie on Bill Maher's show. Christopher Hitchens humorously referred to him as "Mr Definitely" during the course of their debate.
2In September 2011, he announced that he has adopted the name Yasiin Bey and will discontinue using the name Mos Def by the end of the year.
3Is a vegetarian.
4Performed a song with Britsh artists Craig David that was only released on the radio. It was called 7 Days Later - a remix of Craig David's number 1 hit 7 Days.
5Has starred in two movies with Alan Rickman: Something the Lord Made (2004) and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
6His name is quite appropriate in regards to his character in The Italian Job (2003), who went deaf after blowing up a toilet.
7His first music group was Urban Thermo Dynamics, which also included his younger brother and sister. They recorded an album in 1995 but it was shelved. It was finally released in 2004.
8Hip-hop artist.
9Name, Mos Def, is a slang term that means "most definitely."


Quotes

#Quote
1What I take from writers I like is their economy -- the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words -- that's magical. That's what I've been trying to strive for -- to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension.
2There are a lot of people who call themselves teachers or leaders, but they're really just propagandists.


Pictures

All Mos Def pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actor, Independent FilmThe Woodsman (2004)
2005Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceSomething the Lord Made (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Short Form Music VideoGorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: Stylo (2010)Gorillaz

Bobby Womack

Peter Candeland (video director)

Jamie Hewlett (video director)

Cara Speller (video producer)
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "The Ecstatic."
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureCadillac Records (2008)
2008Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorBe Kind Rewind (2008)
2008Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorCadillac Records (2008)
2006Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role16 Blocks (2006)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: Male16 Blocks (2006)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actor, Network/Cable TelevisionSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Rap Artist in a MovieThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2004BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorThe Italian Job (2003)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best Supporting ActorThe Italian Job (2003)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2004Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorThe Woodsman (2004)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesSomething the Lord Made (2004)
2003BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorBrown Sugar (2002)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Independent ActorCivil Brand (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureBrown Sugar (2002)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Breakout Star - MaleBrown Sugar (2002)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Disconnectedpre-productionJacob Kaneda
Tour de France2016Foce
Life of Crime2013Ordell Robbie
Begin Again2013/IISaul
Dexter2011TV SeriesBrother Sam
I'm Still Here2010/IMos Def (as Mos Def)
Yo Gabba Gabba!2010TV SeriesSuper Mr. Superhero
Next Day Air2009Eric (as Mos Def)
House M.D.2009TV SeriesLee
Cadillac Records2008Chuck Berry (as Mos Def)
The Boondocks2005-2008TV SeriesGangstalicious
Be Kind Rewind2008Mike (as Mos Def)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006Mos Def (as Mos Def)
Chappelle's Show2003-2006TV SeriesBanjo Player / Black Head of the CIA / Rondell, Black Delegation Rep / ...
Journey to the End of the Night2006Wemba (as Mos Def)
16 Blocks2006Eddie Bunker (as Mos Def)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005Ford Prefect (as Mos Def)
Lackawanna Blues2005TV MovieThe Bandleader (as Mos Def)
Something the Lord Made2004TV MovieVivien Thomas (as Mos Def)
Focused Digizine #12004VideoBlak (VO) (as Mos Def)
The Woodsman2004Sgt. Lucas (as Mos Def)
The Italian Job2003Left Ear (as Mos Def)
My Wife and Kids2002TV SeriesTommy
Brown Sugar2002Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon (as Mos Def)
Civil Brand2002Michael Meadows (as Mos Def)
Showtime2002Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
Monster's Ball2001Ryrus Cooper (as Mos Def)
The Wayne Brady Show2001TV SeriesMos Def
Carmen: A Hip Hopera2001TV MovieLt. Miller (as Mos Def)
Bamboozled2000Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika (Julius Hopkins) (as Mos Def)
Island of the Dead2000TV MovieRobbie J (as Mos Def)
NYPD Blue1997-2000TV SeriesLeslie Peach / Levon Wells
Where's Marlowe?1998Wilt Crawley (as Mos Def)
Spin City1998TV SeriesMonty
Brooklyn South1997TV SeriesDarius
Dellaventura1997TV SeriesMorgue Assistant
Ghosts1997/IShortDante (as Dante Beze)
The Cosby Mysteries1994-1995TV SeriesDante
The Cosby Mysteries1994TV MovieDante (as Dante Bezé)
Here and Now1992TV SeriesAlonzo
The Hard Way1991Dead Romeos (as Dante Smith)
You Take the Kids1990-1991TV SeriesRaymond Kirkland
God Bless the Child1988TV MovieRichard Watkins (as Dante Terrell Smith)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flava2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hurricane1999performer: "The Hurricane"
Where's Marlowe?1998performer: "All Blues"
Mr. Robot2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Furious 72015performer: "SIX DAYS REMIX" - as Mos Def
Red Band SocietyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Harodim2012performer: "Bin Laden" - as Mos Def
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Quiet Dog Bite Hard", "Fix Up", "Hip Hop" / writer: "Fix Up" / writer: "Quiet Dog Bite Hard", "Hip Hop" - as Dante Smith
The Colbert ReportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Just Wright2010performer: "Umi Says" / writer: "Umi Says" - as Dante Smith
L'arnacoeur2010performer: "America" / writer: "America" - as Dante Smith
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cadillac Records2008performer: "Maybellene", "Nadine Is It You?", "No Particular Place to Go", "Promised Land"
The Boondocks2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Descent2007performer: "Ghetto Rock" - as Mos Def
Stomp the Yard2007performer: "Sex Love and Money" / writer: "Sex Love and Money" - as Dante Smith
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006performer: "Six Days"
Final Fight: Streetwise2006Video Game performer: "Wylin' Out"
The Ground Truth2006Documentary performer: "Live Wire Snap" / writer: "Live Wire Snap"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary performer: "Two Words", "Definition", "Move Somethin'", "Umi Says", "Get By" / writer: "Two Words", "Definition", "Umi Says" - as Dante Smith
Entourage2005TV Series 1 episode
Lackawanna Blues2005TV Movie performer: "Caldonia", "Destination Love"
Barbershop 2: Back in Business2004performer: "Wanna B Where U R Thisizzaluvsong"
Mean Creek2004performer: "Fear Not of Man"
The Italian Job2003as Dante Smith, "The Jump Off" / performer: "The Jump Off"
Biker Boyz2003performer: "Kalifornia"
Brown Sugar2002performer: "Brown Sugar Super Fine", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar Fine" / writer: "Brown Sugar Super Fine", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar Fine", "Brown Sugar Raw" - as Dante Smith
Phone Booth2002"Six Days"
Ken Park2002writer: "Brown Skin Lady" - as Dante Smith
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV Special performer: "My Favorite Things" - as Mos Def
Blade II2002performer: "I Against I" / writer: "I Against I" - as Dante Smith
Face2002performer: "Climb" / writer: "Climb" - as Dante Smith
Madden NFL 20022001Video Game performer: "Mathematics Instrumental Version" / writer: "Mathematics Instrumental Version"
Top of the Pops2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 22000Video Game performer: "B-Boy Document '99" - as Mos Def / writer: "B-Boy Document '99" - as D. Smith
Bamboozled2000"Blak Iz Blak" / writer: "Blak Iz Blak" - as Dante Smith

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Def Poetry2002-2007TV Series documentary co-executive producer - 44 episodes

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Def Poetry2002-2004TV Series documentary musical director - 28 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Def Poetry2007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. Ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear2016Video talent

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Boxes2016special thanks
Passaic Mosaic2008Video documentary short special thanks - as Mos Def

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amy2015/IIIDocumentaryHimself (as Def Mos)
The Getaway2014TV SeriesHimself (2014)
Standard Operating Procedure2013ShortHimself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest Vocalist
Re:Generation2011Documentary as Mos Def
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Takin' It to the Streets2010DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Glastonbury 20102010TV Mini-SeriesHimself (as Mos Def)
MTV World Stage: Gorillaz2010TV MovieHimself (as Mos Def)
Gulf Aid: Concert for the Coast2010TV MovieHimself (as Mos Def)
Later... With Jools Holland2010TV SeriesHimself
NRJ 12 Grammys Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself (as Mos Def)
Welcome to Blakroc2009Documentary as Mos Def
Late Show with David Letterman2004-2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Talib Kweli presents Blacksmith TV2008Video shortHimself (as Mos Def)
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2008TV MovieHimself (as Mos Def)
Number One with a Bullet2008DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
4Real2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Prince Among Slaves2007DocumentaryNarrator (as Mos Def)
Def Poetry2002-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself
In Prison My Whole Life2007DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops2006DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Space Top 10 Countdown2006TV SeriesHimself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party'2006Video documentary shortHimself (as Mos Def)
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Coachella2006Video documentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes2006DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005Video documentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005Video documentary shortHimself (as Mos Def)
Unplugged2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentaryHimself (segments "Through the Wire" and "Two Words") (as Mos Def)
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth2005Documentary shortHimself (as Mos Def)
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie (as Mos Def)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MOBO Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Host (as Mos Def)
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHimself (as Mos Def)
Juvies2004Documentary voice, as Mos Def
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!2003TV Special documentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesHimself
The Freshest Kids2002Video documentary as Mos Def
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Mos Def)
Voice of the Voiceless2001DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
Crossover2001TV SpecialHimself (as MosDef)
Fuji Rock Festival '012001TV Special as Mos Def
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHimself
The Lyricist Lounge Show2000TV SeriesHimself (as Mos Def)
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself (as Mos Def)
Flava2000TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Out2011DocumentaryHimself (as Mos Def)
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (as Mos Def)
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesGen. Cornrow Wallace
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