Premiere: Dumbfoundead’s “History of Violence” Follows A Different Story (Video)
Los Angeles lyricist Dumbfoundead pushes forward with a deep video for his profound track, “History Of Violence” (feat. Chancellor) Both thought provoking and vivid, the Korean-American reaches deep into his mental as his lyrics match the startling images of destruction, police brutality, terrorism, soldiers, prisoners and more on your screen.
“History of Violence” is featured on Dumbfoundead’s Foreigner EP — available now via his newly formed label BORN CTZN. Previously, he released the lead single, “Hyung,” which features a few respected names in the South Korean hip-hop scene.
With the 5-track Foreigner project, the battle-rap-tested beast breathes new meaning into the oft looked-down upon term, foreigner, and explores what it means to feel wanted and and embraced by your people.
“The Foreigner project is for all the outsiders. As an Asian-American (a.k.a. gyopo) I never knew where I belonged. I had two identities, neither one being fully accepting me,” Dumbfoundead explains. “Even when I visited Korea, my home country, I felt like a Foreigner. While I didn’t fully understand the language, I was still embraced by those who followed my music. This mini-album is my first project ever distributed in Korea and I wanted to flip the word “Foreigner” (which is usually used in a negative way) into something positive.”
You can also follow Dumbfoundead’s journey through music in the new film, Bad Rap.