WATCH | Dumbfoundead – 형 Hyung (feat. Dok2, Simon Dominic, Tiger JK) Official M/V

Dumbfoundead drops his digital single [형 (Hyung)] off his EP set to release May 23, 2017. The track features industry veterans DOK2, SIMON D and TIGER JK!

Dumbfoundead aka Jonathan Park is an American rapper of Korean descent. He is a well-known and respected artist in US as well as among his peers in Korean hip-hop scene. Despite not releasing any songs targeted for Korean market till now, Dumbfoundead has received much attention in Korea as well over the years.

On the release of new single, the rapper had shared his thoughts saying “The first single is “HYUNG” ft. Dok2 and Simon Dominic. “Hyung” was the first traditional Korean word of respect I ever learned. I wanted to break down the barrier and create a clear understanding what it means to be a “Hyung”. Over the years I have learned that being older than somebody in age shouldn’t automatically earn you respect. You have to SHOW respect to EARN respect. Dok2 and Simon D have earned that respect in the hip-hop community out here and although all of us are young we have earned respect in our separate communities” 

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“I have made yearly trips to Korea for almost ten years now. My first trip to Korea I did shows with Tiger JK, Dynamic Duo, Epik High and more. I’ve have collaborated with a few artists out in Korea but in the last 5 years the music industry specifically in the genre of hip-hop has changed drastically. I’ve always wanted to do a lot more out here but was busy with pursuing music in the American market. Times have changed now and language has become less important as music has become international, the timing felt right for me to finally put a project out here. This mini-album will be the first of 3 mini-albums released this year”

Earlier, it was announced that he will making his official debut in Korea with his first Korean album on May 23 as well as a single on May 17.

His management TRANSPARENT, released an official statement and said, “Dumbfoundead has been in Korea since earlier this year and has received a number of love calls from distribution companies. He has decided to partner with KT Music’s ‘Genie’ to release, first, a digital single on May 17 as well as a mini-album on May 23.”

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