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Mos Def
Mos Def - Ilosaarirock 2012.jpg
Mos Def performing at the 2012 Ilosaarirock festival
Born Dante Terrell Smith
December 11, 1973 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Other names Mos Def, Dante Beze, Black Dante, Yasiin Bey
Occupation Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, activist
Years active 1994-present
Home town Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, sampler, drums
Labels GOOD Music, Downtown (current)
Rawkus, Priority, Geffen (former)
Associated acts Dec 99th, Black Jack Johnson, Blakroc, Black Star, Busta Rhymes, Madlib, Gorillaz, Massive Attack, Native Tongues Posse, Pharoahe Monch, Soulquarians, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Anwar Superstar, UTD, Kanye West, Dave Chappelle, Amy Winehouse, Black Keys
Mos Def (/ˈmoʊs ˈdɛf/); born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), also known by his recently used stage name Yasiin Bey (/jæˈsiːn ˈbeɪ/), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for his music, Mos Def embarked on his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He subsequently formed the trio Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek and released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was a major force in late-1990s underground hip hop while under Rawkus Records. In 1999, Mos Def released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, under Rawkus and Priority Records. His debut was followed by The New Danger (2004), True Magic (2006) and The Ecstatic (2009).[1] The editors at About.com listed him as the 14th greatest emcee of all time on their "50 greatest MC's of our time" list.

Prior to his career in music, Mos Def first entered public life as a child actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms, and theater, some of which were under the name Dante Beze.[2][3] At the age of 14, he appeared in the TV movie God Bless the Child, which aired on ABC in 1988. He played the oldest child in the 1990 family sitcom You Take the Kids, shortly before it was cancelled. In 1995, he played the character "Dante" in The Cosby Mysteries. Since the early 2000s, Mos Def has been well known for his roles in films such as Something the Lord Made, Next Day Air, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind, The Italian Job, Bamboozled and Brown Sugar, as well as for his portrayal of Brother Sam in the Showtime drama series Dexter. He is also known as the host of Def Poetry Jam, which aired on HBO between 2002 and 2007.

Mos Def has been vocal on several social and political causes, including police brutality, the idea of American exceptionalism, and the state of African Americans.

Contents
1 Early life
2 Music career
2.1 1994–1998: Beginnings with Rawkus and Black Star
2.2 1999–2006: Black on Both Sides, The New Danger and True Magic
2.3 2007–2011: GOOD Music and the genesis of Yasiin Bey
2.4 2012–present: resurgence of Black Star and revival of Mos Def moniker
3 Acting career
3.1 Beginnings as child actor
3.2 Feature films
4 Social and political views
5 Legacy
6 Personal life
7 Discography
8 Filmography
9 Nominations
Early life
Dante Terrell Smith Bey was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Sheron Smith and Abdul Rahman.[4] The eldest of 12 children and step-children, he was raised by his mother in Brooklyn, while his father lived in New Jersey.[5]

Although his father was initially a member of the Nation of Islam and later followed Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, who merged into mainstream Sunni Islam from the Nation, Mos Def was not exposed to Islam until the age of 13. At 19, he took his shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith. He is close friends with fellow Muslim rappers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (Q-Tip) of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest.[4]

Mos Def attended middle school at Philippa Schuyler Middle School 383 in Bushwick, Brooklyn where he picked up his love for acting.[5][6] After returning from filming You Take the Kids in Los Angeles, and getting into a relationship with an older girl, Mos Def dropped out of high school during sophomore year.[5] Growing up in New York City during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s, he has spoken about witnessing widespread instances of gang violence, theft and poverty in society, which he largely avoided by working on plays, Off-Off-Broadway and arts programs.[6] In a particularly traumatic childhood experience, Mos Def witnessed his younger brother get hit by a car. The 5 year old Ilias Bey Born Denard Smith (DCQ), who Mos Def described as "my first partner in Hip Hop", was in a coma for 6 months.[6] He credits his brother, parents, grandparents and fellow New Yorkers for being an inspiration in his life and work.

Music career
1994–1998: Beginnings with Rawkus and Black Star[edit]
See also: Black Star (rap duo)
Mos Def began his rap music career in 1994, forming the rap group UTD (or Urban Thermo Dynamics) along with younger brother DCQ (Ilias Bey; born Denard Smith) and younger sister Ces.[7] In 2004, they released the album Manifest Destiny, their first and only release to date. The album features a compilation of previously unreleased and re-released tracks recorded during the original UTD run.[8]

In 1996, Mos Def emerged as a solo artist and worked with De La Soul and Da Bush Babees, before he released his own first single, "Universal Magnetic".[citation needed]


Mos Def in 1999
Mos Def signed with Rawkus Records and formed the rap group Black Star with Talib Kweli. The duo released an album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in 1998.[9] Mostly produced by Hi-Tek, the album featured the hit singles "Respiration" and "Definition", which would go on to be featured in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop.[10]

1999–2006: Black on Both Sides, The New Danger and True Magic[edit]
Mos Def released his solo debut album Black on Both Sides in 1999, also through Rawkus.[11] Around this time he also contributed to the Scritti Politti album Anomie & Bonhomie and Rawkus compilations Lyricist Lounge and Soundbombing.


Mos Def performing at Rock the Bells (New York).
After the collapse of Rawkus records, he signed to Geffen Records, which released his second solo album The New Danger in 2004.[12] The New Danger contained a mix of several musical genres, including soul, blues, and rock and roll, performed with his rock band Black Jack Johnson, which included members of the bands Bad Brains and Living Colour.[citation needed] The singles included "Sex, Love & Money" and the B-side "Ghetto Rock"; the latter went on to receive several Grammy Award nominations in 2004.[citation needed]

Mos Def's final solo album for Geffen Records, True Magic, was released in 2006.[citation needed]

The song "Crime & Medicine" is a remake of GZA's 1995 single "Liquid Swords". Also, the track "Undeniable" samples a version of the Barrett Strong/Norman Whitfield composition "Message from a Black Man". The song "Dollar Day" uses the same beat as Juvenile's "Nolia Clap".[13]

2007–2011: GOOD Music and the genesis of Yasiin Bey
On November 7, 2007, Mos Def performed live in San Francisco at The Mezzanine venue. The performance was recorded for an upcoming "Live in Concert" DVD. During the event, he announced that he would be releasing a new album to be called The Ecstatic. He performed a number of new tracks; in later shows, he previewed tracks produced by Madlib and was rumored to be going to Kanye West for new material. Producer and fellow Def Poet Al Be Back revealed he would be producing on the album as well.[14] The album was released on June 9, 2009; but only Madlib's production had made the cut, along with tracks by Preservation, The Neptunes, Mr. Flash, Madlib's brother Oh No, a song by J. Dilla, and Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Mos Def appears alongside Kanye West on the track "Two Words" from The College Dropout album, the track "Drunk And Hot Girls" and the bonus track "Good Night" off West's third major album, Graduation. In 2002, he released the 12" single Fine, which was featured in the Brown Sugar Motion Picture Soundtrack.[15]

Mos Def also appears on the debut album from fellow New Yorkers Apollo Heights on a track titled, "Concern." In October, he signed a deal with Downtown Records and appeared on a remix to the song "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice.[16] He appeared on Stephen Marley's debut album Mind Control on the song "Hey Baby." In 2009, he worked with Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan to produce the track "America" for K'naan's album Troubadour.[17]

In April 2008, he appeared on the title track for a new album by The Roots entitled Rising Down. The new single, "Life In Marvelous Times", was made officially available through iTunes on November 4, 2008, and is available for stream on the Roots' website Okayplayer.

In April 2009, Mos Def traveled to South Africa for the first time where he performed with The Robert Glasper Experiment at the renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival. He treated the South African audience with an encore introduced by his own rendition of John Coltrane's "Love Supreme", followed by a sneak preview of the track "M.D. (Doctor)"[18]

Mos Def has designed two pairs of limited edition Converse shoes. The shoes were released through Foot Locker stores on August 1, 2009 in limited amounts.[19]

In late 2009, Mos Def created his own clothing line with the "UNDRCRWN" brand called the "Mos Def Cut & Sew Collection." The items were released in select U.S. stores and almost exclusively on the UNDRCRWN website.[20] 2009 also found Mos Def among the MCs aligning themselves with American entrepreneur Damon Dash's DD172 and collaborating with American blue rock band the Black Keys on the Blakroc album, a project headed by the Black Keys and Damon Dash.[21] Mos Def appeared with Harlem-bred rapper Jim Jones and the Black Keys on the Late Show with David Letterman to perform the Blakroc track "Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)".

In March 2010, Mos Def's song "Quiet Dog Bite Hard" was featured in Palm's "Life moves fast. Don't miss a thing." campaign.[22]

Mos Def features on the first single, "Stylo", from the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, alongside soul legend Bobby Womack. He also appears on the track titled "Sweepstakes".

In September 2010, after appearing on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Friday track "Lord Lord Lord", Mos Def confirmed he had signed with GOOD Music.[23] Mos Def has been an active contributor to the recovery of the oil spill in the Gulf, performing concerts and raising money towards repairing its damages. In June 2010, he recorded a cover of the classic New Orleans song originally by Smokey Johnson, "It Ain't My Fault" with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lenny Kravitz and Trombone Shorty.

In September 2011, Mos Def announced that he planned to use the name Yasiin Bey instead of Mos Def beginning in 2012.[24]

2012–present: resurgence of Black Star and revival of Mos Def moniker[edit]
In January 2012, it was reported that Mos Def and Talib Kweli had begun "to resurrect" Black Star.[25]

In 2015, Mos Def featured on A$AP Rocky's second studio album At. Long. Last. ASAP on the track "Back Home" alongside Acyde and the deceased A$AP Yams.[26] He again revived his stage name for two new songs in August 2015 titled "Basquiat Ghostwriter" & "Sensei on the Block".[27][28]

In 2016, Mos Def announced his retirement from both the music and the film industry on Kanye West's website, he has stated once he'll retire in 2016 after releasing his final album. There is no release date for the album.[29]

Acting career
Beginnings as child actor
Prior to his career in music, Mos Def entered public life as a child actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms and theater, some of which were under the name Dante Beze.[2][3] At the age of 14, he appeared in the TV movie God Bless the Child, starring Mare Winningham, which aired on ABC in 1988. He played the oldest child in the 1990 family sitcom, You Take the Kids, shortly before it was cancelled. In 1995, he played the character Dante, Bill Cosby's sidekick on the short-lived detective show, The Cosby Mysteries. In 1996, he also starred in a 1996 Visa check card commercial featuring Deion Sanders. In 1997 he had a small role alongside Michael Jackson in his short film and music video "Ghosts".

Feature films
After brief appearances in Bamboozled and Monster's Ball, Mos Def played a rapper who is reluctant to sign to a major label in Brown Sugar. He was nominated for an Image Award and a Teen Choice Award.[citation needed]

In 2001, he took a supporting role to Beyoncé Knowles and Mehki Phifer in the MTV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera as Lt. Miller, a crooked cop.

In 2002, he played the role of Booth in Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog, a Tony-nominated and Pulitzer-winning Broadway play. He and co-star Jeffrey Wright won a Special Award from the Outer Critics Circle Award for their joint performance.[30] He played Left Ear in the 2003 film The Italian Job. That same year he appeared in the music video You Don't Know My Name of the song by Alicia Keys.

In television, Mos Def has appeared on NYPD Blue,[citation needed] on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, and has hosted the award-winning HBO spoken word show, Def Poetry since its inception.[citation needed] The show's sixth season aired in 2007. He also appeared on the sitcom My Wife And Kids as the disabled friend of Michael Kyle (Damon Wayans).

Mos Def won "Best Actor, Independent Movie" at the 2005 Black Reel Awards for his portrayal of Detective Sgt. Lucas in The Woodsman. For his portrayal of Vivien Thomas in HBO's film Something the Lord Made, he was nominated for an Emmy[31] and a Golden Globe, and won the Image Award. He also played a bandleader in HBO's Lackawanna Blues. He then landed the role of Ford Prefect in the 2005 movie adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


Mos Def and Bruce Willis on the set of 16 Blocks, filmed on location in Chinatown, Manhattan on Pell Street
In 2006, Mos Def appeared in Dave Chappelle's Block Party alongside Black Star partner Talib Kweli, while also contributing to the film's soundtrack. He was also featured as the banjo player in the Pixie Sketch" from Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes, though his appearance was edited out of the DVD. He starred in the action film 16 Blocks alongside Bruce Willis and David Morse. He has a recurring guest role on Boondocks, starring as Gangstalicious. He is also set to be in Toussaint, a film about Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, opposite Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes.[citation needed] He made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

In 2007, Mos Def narrated the PBS-broadcast documentary Prince Among Slaves.

In 2008, Mos Def starred in the Michel Gondry movie Be Kind Rewind, playing a video rental store employee whose best friend is played by co-star Jack Black. He also portrayed Chuck Berry in the film Cadillac Records, for which he was nominated for a Black Reel Award and an Image Award.

In 2009, he appeared in the House episode entitled "Locked In" as a patient suffering from locked-in syndrome. His performance was well-received, with E! saying that Mos Def "delivers an Emmy-worthy performance."[32] He was also in the 2009 film Next Day Air.

In 2010, he appeared on the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! as Super Mr. Superhero. He also appeared in A Free Man of Color, John Guare's play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.[33]

In 2011, he began a multi-episode appearance on the sixth season of Showtime television series Dexter. He played Brother Sam, an ex-convict who has supposedly found religion despite finding himself in violent situations.[34]

In January 2016, Mos Def announced his retirement from both the music and the film industry on Kanye West's website. In March 2016 it was announced that he had been attached to star in "his last live-action film", The Disconnected, a science fiction thriller dealing with policing, identity, and the intersection of technology and humanity.[35]

Social and political views
In 2000, paired with Talib Kweli, Mos Def organized the Hip Hop for Respect project to speak out against police brutality. The project was created in response to the 1999 police shooting of Amadu Diallo, and sought to accumulate 41 artists to the roster, one to match each of the 41 gunshots fired on Diallo.

Mos Def is well known for his left-wing political views.[36] In 2000, Mos Def performed a benefit concert for death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.[37]

In May 2005, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, R&B singer Martin Luther and City Councilman Charles Barron approached New York City Hall, demanding the withdrawal of the $1 million bounty for Assata Shakur.[38]

In September 2005, Mos Def released the single "Katrina Clap", renamed "Dollar Day" for True Magic, (utilizing the instrumental for New Orleans rappers UTP's "Nolia Clap"). The song is a criticism of the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina. On the night of the MTV Video Music Awards, Mos Def pulled up in front of Radio City Music Hall on a flatbed truck and began performing the "Katrina Clap" single in front of a crowd that quickly gathered around him. He was subsequently arrested despite having a public performance permit in his possession.[39]

In October 2006, Mos Def appeared on 4Real, a documentary television series.[40] Appearing in the episode "City of God," he and the 4Real crew traveled to City of God, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to meet Brazilian MC MV Bill and learn about the crime and social problems of the community.[41]

On September 7, 2007, Mos Def appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher where he spoke about racism against African Americans, citing the government response to Hurricane Katrina, the Jena Six, and the murder conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal. He appeared on Real Time again on March 27, 2009, and spoke about the risk of nuclear weapons.[42]

In July 2013, Mos Def, under the new name Yasiin Bey, appeared in a short film released by the human rights organization Reprieve, depicting the forced-feeding methods used at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps. This transpired after a document containing the military instructions for the procedure was leaked.[43][44]

Legacy
About.com ranked him #14 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time,[45] while The Source ranked him #23 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.[46] AllMusic called him one of the most promising rappers to emerge in the late 1990s,[47] as well as one of hip-hop's brightest hopes entering the 21st century.[11] Mos Def has influenced numerous hip hop artists throughout his career, including Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica, Kid Cudi, and Saigon.[48][49][50] Kendrick Lamar has also mentioned Mos Def as a very early inspiration and someone he listened to "coming up" as a young rapper, though he denied being a part of the conscious rap movement.[51]

Personal life
Mos Def has six children with four women,[52] including two with his first wife Maria Yepes.

Mos Def married Yepes in 1996, and has two daughters with her: Jauhara Smith and Chandani Smith. He filed for divorce from Yepes in 2006.[53] The former couple made headlines when Yepes took Mos Def to court over failure in child-support obligations, paying $2,000 short of the monthly $10,000 he is ordered to pay.[54][55]

On August 17, 2005, Mos Def traveled to Canada where he married music video model Alana Wyatt.[52] Following a tumultuous relationship, the couple separated soon thereafter, but have not yet divorced.[52] Wyatt published a tell-all book Breaking The Code Of Silence in January 2012.[56]

His mother Sheron Smith, who goes by her nickname "Umi", has played an active role managing portions of her son's career.[57] She is also a motivational speaker, and has authored the book Shine Your Light: A Life Skills Workbook, where she details her experience as a single-mother raising Def.[58]

In January 2016, Mos Def was ordered to leave South Africa and not return for five years, having outstayed a tourist visa granted in May 2013.[59] Also that month, he was charged with using an unrecognized World Passport and having lived illegally in South Africa since 2014.[60][61] Mos Def had reportedly recruited Kanye West to help defend him, and posted a message on West's website announcing his retirement from show business.[62]

Discography
Main articles: Mos Def discography and List of Mos Def songs
See also: Black Star discography
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star (with Talib Kweli as Black Star) (1998)
Black on Both Sides (1999)
Manifest Destiny (with Ces and DCQ as UTD) (2004)[63]
The New Danger (2004)
True Magic (2006)
The Ecstatic (2009)
TBA (2016)[64]
Filmography
Year Film Role Notes
1991 The Hard Way Dead Romeos Gang Member
1997 Ghosts Townsperson
1998 Where's Marlowe? Wilt Crawley
2000 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Himself
Bamboozled Big Blak Afrika Also recorded a song for the movie's soundtrack with other members of the Mau Maus
Island of the Dead Robbie J
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Lieutenant Miller
Monster's Ball Ryrus Cooper
2002 Showtime Lazy Boy
Civil Brand Michael Meadows
Brown Sugar Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon
My Wife and Kids Tommy 1 episode: Chair Man of the Board
2003 The Italian Job Left Ear
2004 The Woodsman Detective Lucas
Something the Lord Made Vivien Thomas Nominated – Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated – Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series or Television Movie
2005 Lackawanna Blues The Bandleader
The Boondocks (2005-2008) Gangstalicious Voice over for the animated series
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect
2006 Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself
16 Blocks Eddie Bunker
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Himself Cameo
Journey to the End of the Night Wemba
2007 Prince Among Slaves Narrator
2008 Be Kind Rewind Mike
Cadillac Records Chuck Berry
2009 Next Day Air Eric
House Lee Season 5, Episode 19, "Locked In"
2010 I'm Still Here Himself
Bouncing Cats Himself
Yo Gabba Gabba! Super Mr. Superhero Season 3, Episode 44, Superhero
2011 Dexter Brother Sam Season 6, recurring, (credited as "Mos" in 2 episodes, as "yasiin bey" in 3 episodes)
2013 Begin Again Saul as Yasiin Bey
2014 Life of Crime Ordell Robbie as Yasiin Bey
The Getaway Himself Season 2, Episode 7, in Morocco. as Yasiin Bey
2015 Amy Himself Credited as "yasiin bey"
Nominations[edit]
Black Movie Awards
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2006 Mos Def Source Awards Nominated
Black Reel Awards
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2004 Civil Brand Best Actor- Independent Nominated
2004 The Italian Job Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2005 Something the Lord Made Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable Nominated
The Woodsman Best Indie Actor Won
2008 Cadillac Records Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2004 Something the Lord Made Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
Golden Globe Awards
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2005 Something the Lord Made Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Grammy Awards
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2005 "Sex, Love & Money" Best Urban/Alternative Performance Nominated
2006 "Ghetto Rock" Nominated
2007 "Undeniable" Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated
2010 "Casa Bey" Nominated
The Ecstatic Best Rap Album Nominated
2011 "Stylo" (with Gorillaz and Bobby Womack) Best Music Video Nominated
NAACP Image Awards
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2003 Brown Sugar Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
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Dodge Charger

I'm not sure which year this is, but every Charger was always classically cool in my book. Speed, agility, a great muscle car! With those fog lights, I'm thinking maybe Second Generation? 1969 or 1970 perhaps?

The Dodge Charger is a brand of automobiles marketed by Dodge. The first Charger was a show car in 1964. There have been several different production Chargers, built on three different platforms and sizes. In the U.S., the Charger nameplate has been used on subcompact hatchbacks, full-sized sedans, and personal luxury coupes. The current version is a four-door sedan.

Second Generation: 1968-1970

The second Charger is the Charger everyone thinks about when they think about Chargers — the car that was Steve McQueen's ominous black nemesis in Bullitt and flew across TV screens as the orange "General Lee" on The Dukes of Hazzard.

There's a simple reason why the second-generation car has inspired so much misty-eyed affection: this is the best-looking car the Chrysler Corporation ever produced. From its bold and blunt nose, through its muscular fenders, along its square-cut hardtop roof, to the tunneled rear window and the slight flip on the trailing edge of the deck lid, this Coke bottle-shaped Charger wasn't just beautiful — it was perfect.

But under that all-new skin was a very familiar car. The entire chassis and simple suspension system from the first Charger (and hence the Coronet) carried over intact along with the 117-inch wheelbase to the 1968 model. At 208 inches long overall, the '68 stretched another 4.4 inches longer than the already long '67 but most of the other dimensions were within fractions of an inch of before.

"After sinking into soft seats that look and feel like real leather," wrote Motor Trend about the '68 Charger's all-vinyl interior, "you look outside and see eerie sweeps of metal and hypnotic, fascinating shadows that soothe the pounding sun and make the car an almost organic, protective embrace. Appearances are seductive from all angles. Doors flash back a sporty elegance with the new map pockets, and the pleated, blended colors of the seat upholstery will be hard to excel by any maker this year. Instruments are all there without glaring back at you. White on black, they are all well calibrated and informative, and refreshingly convey the request that you actually are needed, after all.

Dials and gauges abound — speedometer is in 2-mph increments, fuel, temperature, oil pressure, alternator and optional tach (which was conspicuously absent from our R/T). Lots of toggles and buttons and knobs made us feel good again — not only are they laid out in tasteful elegance, but they make the machine controllable." You don't see alliterative indulgence like that in every Motor Trend story.

The powertrains also carried over pretty much intact from the '67 with base-level "Charger" models coming with the 230-hp 318 V8 standard and the "Charger R/T" models having the 375-hp 440 V8 in its engine bay. Three-speed and four-speed manual, and three-speed automatic transmissions were offered. The 383 V8 was offered as an option in regular Chargers while the 426 Hemi made its way into 467 Charger R/Ts.

Motor Trend's 440-equipped Charger R/T also had a TorqueFlite automatic and the testers managed a commendable 6.5-second 0-to-60-mph clocking and ran the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 95.5 mph. Though those times seem modest now, in the midst of the muscle-car era they were commendable.

The '68 Charger was a hit with Dodge churning out an incredible 96,100 of them. So changes would be minimal for the next year. And yet those minimal changes were particularly appealing.

The '68 Charger's grille was undivided with hidden headlights and its round taillights were styled to look like exhaust pipes and the car looked fine. But for 1969 Dodge divided the front grille with a gray plastic centerpiece and redesigned the taillights into elongated hockey sticks. There are those who say the '68 was the best-looking Charger but, generally speaking, the consensus is that the '69 was the best-looking Charger ever made. The consensus is right.

Other changes to the '69 Charger lineup were for both good and ill. For no apparent reason, the 225-cubic-inch (3.7-liter) "slant six" was now offered in base Charger models. Producing a gross rated 145 hp, this engine was severely taxed by the enormous Charger's mass but Dodge found 500 buyers for the miserable combination anyhow. There was also a new Charger S/E model that added a dollop of luxury equipment atop the Charger R/T's sporting equipment.

However, the really special Chargers built during the '69 model year were made to do one thing: win stock car races. The Charger may have looked great, but it was an aerodynamic disaster. The deep set grille added lift to the front end while the tunneled-in rear window disrupted airflow in the back leading to high-speed instability. If the Charger was going to win in NASCAR, changes would have to be made.

Dodge's first attempt to turn the Charger into a race winner was the special "Charger 500" which used a flush-mounted front grille with exposed headlights and a modified rear window also mounted flush with the trailing edge of the roof. The Charger 500 was aerodynamically roughly equivalent to its main competition, the standard Ford Torino, but it was no match for the super-slick Ford Torino Talladega and hopeless on the longer tracks. So Dodge went forward one more step.

That next step was the radical Charger Daytona that, starting with the Charger 500's slicker body, added a special drooped fiberglass nose that extended the car's length to an absurd degree and a tall rear wing for downforce. There were also two small blisters added atop each front fender so that in racing trim, holes could be cut there and the racing rubber could poke through the top when the suspension fully crushed.

The Charger Daytona was a bold and radical aerodynamic experiment that paid off on the racetrack. In fact a Charger Daytona driven by Buddy Baker was the first stock car to lap at more than 200 mph. Dodge only sold 503 Charger Daytonas — just enough to convince NASCAR to let it race.

More than 89,200 Chargers were built during the '69 model year — and though it tried, the production of The Dukes of Hazzard didn't destroy all of them.

The Charger Daytona was gone from the 1970 Charger lineup though it continued to race in NASCAR. Other changes were minor with the car getting yet another new front grille that lacked the '69's dividing centerpiece and was encircled by a chrome bumper. There were also simulated vents on the leading edge of each door — as if the window-opening mechanisms needed additional ventilation. The Charger 500 name was back, but its special bodywork was gone as it became the name of a trim level between the basic Charger and the R/T.

Another 49,800 Chargers were made during '70. And that was that for this classic body style.

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