From the battle grounds to the silver screen, Jonathan Park (professionally known as Dumbfoundead) has built up an impressive repertoire. Born in Buenos Aires to Korean immigrants, smuggled into Mexico, raised in K-town, Los Angeles where he later freestyled at open mics in Leimert Park at Project Blowed and was part of the last generation of Blowedians, Dumbfoundead is now a force to be reckoned with, not only in the Los Angeles hip-hop scene but also internationally as a viral hip-hop ambassador.
During the 2015 "King Of The Dot’s Blackout" world-renowned rapper Drake praised Dumbfoundead as the highlight of the rap battle. Later, Dumbfoundead used his platform to champion for Asian rappers Keith Ape and Rich Chigga to come to the U.S., where they formed the crew CXSHXNLY. Dumbfoundead was also featured on Keith Ape’s viral hit “It G Ma (Remix)" alongside A$AP Ferg, Father, and Waka Flocka Flame. Moreover, Dumbfoundead was also honored for his contributions for Asian artists with the KoreanAmericanStory.org Trail Blazer Award alongside actress Sandra Oh and humanitarian Thomas Park Clement.
Dumbfoundead has also branched out as an actor with supporting roles in Joseph Kahn’s Detention (2011), Bodied (2017), and Season 3 of Starz's No. 1 series Power (2016). Most recently, Dumbfoundead has embraced the curator role in one of K-town’s most happening parties, Spamneggs, alongside Far East Movement and Tokimonsta.
Hear from Dumbfoundead in his own words:
My sound in five words or less: Colorful and dark.
Best part of making this video: Including people from my neighborhood in it.
What inspires your art: Women, family, and women in my family.
Explain the concept of the song in one sentence: The song is about being immortalized in your neighborhood and going down as a legend.
Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat? Twitter
What goes down in my DMs: Unreachable thirst traps and struggle street wear brands.
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