We are not ‘SAFE’

If you haven’t heard this song and seen the video yet, you better get on it.

Korean-american rapper, Dumbfoundead, otherwise known as Jonathan Park, is joining the conversation for bringing attention to the lack of asian representation in the media through his creative music video. He superimposes his face in the role of famous white film characters to flip the script on the issue of whitewashing. Check out the MV and lyrics below.

Dumbfoundead- Safe Lyrics

You took me as safe

That was your first mistake
Who said I was safe

The other night I watched the Oscars
And the roster of the only yellow men were all statues
We a quarter of the population
There’s a room of fuckin’ 1 percenters laughing at you
Fuck a bamboo ceiling, guess I gotta play the villain
ODB up at the Grammys on the mic
Like “Wu-Tang is for the children!”
Bruce Jenner is woman
OJ was acquitted
Kim K is a hero
The sky is the limit, any minute now
They gonna let an Asian brotha’ get a lead role
Shots fired I’m a reload, never saw this side of Chino
He was always quiet keeping to himself
Never messed with anybody else
That’s the Jonathan that we know

Seems so safe, till one day things go cray
I swear if things don’t change
My actions can’t be blamed, (STAND UP!)
And now you gotta duck!
You know you never gave a fuck!
I came to get my cut! (fuck you, pay me)
You know I never gave a fuck!

I ain’t never heard of none y’all fools
I can do whatever every one of y’all do
If I never get a chance
You might see the homie show up on the 5 o’ clock news
You ain’t never seen a yellow boy wild’n yellow boy shinin’ , Sound the alarm I got news
Go ahead and pro-file em’ I ain’t pro-violence
Shhhhh, silence is how yellow boys move
Its been the same ol’ thang, I swear the game don’t change
What you talking bout there ain’t no space
Guess i gotta go and make more space
You know I’m cool as a motherfucker
Chillin’ in the cut hella quiet with the loud pack
Since I’m a cool motherfucker
You think everything is safe till I ask you where the safe at!

Seems so safe, till one day things go cray
I swear if things don’t change
My actions can’t be blamed, (STAND UP!)
And now you gotta duck!
You know you never gave a fuck!
I came to get my cut! (fuck you, pay me)
You know I never gave a fuck!

You took me as safe
That was your first mistake
Who said I was safe

If you want to know more about Dumbfoundead and a breakdown of the lyrics from himself, you can check out this interview: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-dumbfoundead-safe-20160601-snap-story.html

M.S.

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