It looks like the almighty Mos Def has a busy schedule for 2001. The Brooklyn born rapper/actor/activist will be on the go working on two upcoming film projects and his second solo album, entitled Hated By Them, Loved By Those, Respected By All. Aside from that he will also release an album with his live band, Jack Johnson, entitled Black Bastard.

Also, Mos is scheduled to appear in a motion picture called Civil Brand alongside Da Brat and R&B singer Monica, and also star in an MTV film, entitled Carmen Jones.

There have been rumors about the release of the next Black Star album in 2001. No official word on that album has been released, but keep your eyes and ears open for more news about the busy Mos Def.