Before They Were Big: Did You Know They Were Child Stars?

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Mos Def on Here and Now

Make that Yasiin Bey actually. But way back when, when he was simply going as Dante Smith, he was taking advantage of his acting talents. He appeared on shows like The Cosby Mysteries, NYPD Blue, and on the very short-lived Cosby Show spinoff, Here and Now, that was centered around Theo Huxtable. He was just a few years over 18 (okay, so he really wasn’t a “kid”) playing one of Malcolm Jamal Warner’s students. See him and his interesting ’90s attire around the 2:55 mark.


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