Los Angeles-based rapper Dumbfoundead recently made an appearance on the Showtime documentary Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!, which chronicled the infamous Los Angeles Riots of 1992 on its 25th anniversary.
Dumbfoundead has now released his latest EP, Foreigner, a project that explores the dichotomy and negative connotations associated with the term. Release via his own label BORN CTZN, Dumb connects with South Korean hip hop artists Dok2, Simon Dominic, Tiger JK, Chancellor, Mom, G.Soul, Jessi, and Year of the Ox.
“The Foreigner project is for all the outsiders.” Dumbfoundead explains. “As an Asian-American (a.k.a. gyopo) I never knew where I belonged. I had two identities, neither one being fully accepting me. 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.”
The first of three projects Dummy has slated for 2017, Foreigner can be streamed in its entirety below.