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.
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“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.
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“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.