Los Angeles Times

Mos Def

Whether going by Mos Def or Yasiin Bey, the rapper, born Dante Terrell Smith, has been a staple of the hip-hop scene for nearly two decades. See why, and welcome him back to Baltimore (where, as an actor, he filmed the HBO movie "Something the Lord Made" back in 2003), when he heats things up at Rams Head Live March 1. The show begins at 9 p.m. Handout photo