Like those before him, Mos Def is retiring his stage name for a new one.
But this name change isn't just for the sake of restlessness.
It's for religion.
Born as Dante Smith, the rapper/actor coverted to Islam as a teenager.
More in tune with his spiritual beliefs now we assume, he says he's not for "any moniker or separation between the self that I see and know myself as."
So as soon as the infamous year of 2012 rolls around, you can start calling him