DFD - Growing Young

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"Take the Stares" OUT NOW! Get the CD at /> Get it on iTunes at /> Growing Young iTunes - />Bandcamp - /> Produced by: Breezy Lovejoy Bass: Kelsey Gonzalez Keys: Vicky "Farewell" Nguyen Mixed by: Joe Peluso Illustrations by: Sang Lee /> Directed by AK+B /> /> Lyrics: Be a man john be a man, used to get them Marlboros for dad, it made me feel grown, didn't know the problems he had, but he was real gone, when he had the bottle in hand, he was just dead wrong, promised that I would never grow up and be him, but I never grew up at all, and now I'm womanizing and cheatin, drinkin heavily in the pm, havin myself a monsters ball, just like my pa, my girl lookin the same way my mom did, smeared make up tears under her eyeleids, generations of havin a down ass chick, but we always end up fuckin up that shit, pointin fingers at all of my male figures, the only thing gettin bigger is makin bout six figures, and everybody just shut up, when I put it on my tab, aint it sad when a visa's the only credit you have, huh, but that's just john and that's how he is, that's the only way people come into my defense, but that's just wrong but that's how it is, and it be helpin me get away with alot of shit, alotta shit, alotta shit, I wish somebody really gave me a whole of shit, but they on the dick, yea they on my dick, now my ego is getting bigger than moby dick, they see the videos, they see the hero, they take a mess and paint a mural, edit out the a- hole put in the b-roll, render the clips, and you got pure gold, shoutout to B tho, that's mi amigo, kept me in check when I was actin like a devo, when I was steve o, he made me steve jobs, im a ceo, now look at me ma, now look at me ma, I'm on my grown shit, when I mean grown I mean takin care of my own shit, now look at me pa, this is some grown shit, now what you taught me forget it I flipped the whole script, now look at me girl I'm on grown shit, what im sayin I mean it my word is golden, everything I'm sayin you're probably thinkin no shit, I shoulda known this already, but I'm ready now, __________ dfd, dumbfoundead, los angeles, hip hop, animation, rap, growing young, take the stares, are we there yet, green, BRB, bubba kush, cool and calm,

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This is so real
Parker idk if you read these man but I'm just becoming a man and this song really helped me to stop being a kid and grow up. It's still a learning process, but still Thanks man
Bee Lee
Cool thing was he gave out those actual cards he drew on along with the CD! (; I believe.
really appreciate the support. can't wait to get down there for some shows. thanks fam!
Zero Shimada
I started listening to dumbfounded again. This man is pure genius... I have friends who are off to university, and I should be too, but for reasons I couldn't. I'm afraid to grow up and I always listened to his song "Peter Pan Complex" and because of this, I feel even motivated to continue on marching forward through my school work and be successful. Love dumbfounded. Thank you.
just found dumbfoundead. Great, just great music
This is great. Simple and light music with a sick flow about LIFE. This is honest art that needs to be put out more.
Motorboat Jones
Thanks, Dumb...I'm in my 40's and every once in a while I put this on to remind myself to keep growing.
wow it would have taken forever to draw all those...
Jack D
i really wish after watching this, i could just give him A BIG ASS HUG
Cee Jay
4 years and still waiting for the illustration that the first 100 or so are supposed to get if they buy the song ._.
Proven Sakima
How does this not even have 1 Million likes? Honestly
Sylvia Ramone
out of almost a million views, at least 1,000 of them are from me.
People gon look back on this song. Classic shit. 
Joyce Ho
this song makes me cry ;"( 
never knew u changed ur name to parker? oh well w.e name you go for just keep making music, it dont matter, different name same BEAST LYRICIST!!
VividSoul Yaj
the nostalgia 😵
Mohammad Al Azzouni
I love your flow. Keep doing your thing man. A fellow Niketalker ;)
whats this beat? sounds familiar like kanye west.
No matter what name you choose dumb your recognized as Dumbfoundead. one of the most realist killin it in the game.
need more of this shit nice relaxing beat and lyrics that mean allot
The Chill Tides
this is some real ish. Love this song
Starkraven Markraven
Dumb needs to listen to this again.
I wish I could like this vid everytime I hear it.
Malik Moses Lawson
There should be an instrumental of this. I'd love to flow with my home boys to this track.
Max Rodriguez
please keep on making music man PLEASE
this is a sad story if you listen to the lyrics or even watch the video, kind of scary just shows you were all age, so while you got time do big things no days wasted.
Tyrus Bachar
Must have took so long to draw all those pictures... god damn!
와......진짜 개좋음..
The Realest
trefor thomas
love the drawing style who drew it ?
does anyone what kind of beat this is, I want to hear more music similar to this style
Liam Orchard
So slick
Dontbthirsty -Notadrink
DFD is so sick I got a fever just from listening.
Melody Yu
Love it, how did I just find this now?
Shadow Tiger X
1 Mio clicks are mine
nunyu buz
rubb you rong time
If you forget to include your address either in the paypal or Bandcamp comment box, I will email you directly asking you for your shipping address. I have about 100 photos left right now.
the talented Sang Lee - itssangman on tumblr and twitter
No i just went live with it...About 50 people so far.
I can dig it!
just put the lyrics in the description. thanks for the love.
Ronathan From I.T
awesome video! bravo!!
Man that's one dope ass beast, you gonna provide the instrumental DFD?
Jeremy Diesel
My favorite Dumbfoundead song
Dennis S
doesn´t "killed it" mean that something was really bad?
Joe Seaver
I agree. But once his album comes out, I'M BUYING THAT SHIT FOR SURE!! And then i'll go back to getting it for free...
Abby Mayo
I hope you're not considering sending an all black image haha.
Actually according to corporations, fans are just statistics and profit
If you didn't listen to the song, let me phrase it for him, He's on his Grown Shit.
The feels in this video though X.X sucha good song. i put this on repeat everyday
What I wanna know is this any rapper that can make a heartfelt song like Growing Young and then flip a 180 and make Korean Jesus and yet still have two DOPE songs....
space vov
I love your beat choices :D
syz knockaholics
Amazing visuals. Very well done and dope song
This is the best song I heard by him!!
I love how DJ Zo is in the video but nobody noticed 0:46
Breezy Lovejoy for president! DFD is a genuis!
no it was actually a joke sideshow bob
Its so sick that you had the opportunity to make it doing what you love, never having to quit smoking bud, always staying true to the art, never selling out and still selling out packed arenas. You know ur the first Asain I actually look up to. #Facts
how do you know what ass taste like?
I wonder if Dumb would really take the stairs? lol
Fukin dope.
dope... got a kanye west feel to it... good job DUMB
J Rivas
I noticed Zo was in the video.. Only cause no one mentioned him in the comments doesn't mean they didn't see them
Enlightenment In Humility
Sometimes you forget these rappers have real names xD
Enlightenment In Humility
Be a man John
Enlightenment In Humility
Is DFD's name John?
Enlightenment In Humility
Haha you shouldn't comment if you no nothing about the music industry. Labels often control a lot of the content in your songs. This means that he wouldn't have as much freedom and wouldn't be able to speak his mind like this. You don't need a label to make money, and besides he's not even doing it for the money.
mr. master
Really reminiscent of Heard Em Say. Nice.
Fucking awesome.
But that's just john and that's how he is.
I love this beat it's very early Kanye Westish, and I like how he addresses his mom and 2 others just like in "Are We There Yet" it's like a mellow "Are We There Yet". I just love everything about this song man wtf it's pure ecstasy!
Death Blossoms
One of the best videos and I've songs I've seen on YouTube in a long while. Huge fan of Dumbfoundead and I'm buying this record today.
Death Blossoms
Yet another amazing song by Los Angeles' best kept musical secret. Just like "Are We There Yet" and "Cot Damn", this will go into my regular and constant rotation in the car. Congrats. I'll be buying the album the day it's out.
I'm naming my son after you if I ever have one. Love you dumb! All homo lol
i noticed actually haha
Ricardo Santa
i had 2 just buy a 20$ apple voucher just to get your album dawg. respect 4rom Australia
Ricardo Santa
wow man, reading the lyrics while you rapped it out... meaningful as always bro... KEEP IT REAL!! respect DUMB!!
wait have you given all 500 away yet?????
dumbfoundead this really is impressive.. but one thing can you link us to the itunes cuz i cant find it on there
Dopeness .
セイント Adrian
lol wtf, youtube loaded this in 240p
Nick Biddle
He gets dumb. Dumb dumb.
Rapoholic Btm
DFD always gives you something real RAP HIP HOP shit yo respect
THIS BEAT IS SO FUCKING SMOOTH! DFD's voice just compliments this beat so amazingly :)
This song and the video just go perfectly together!!!!! Extremely relaxing beat. DFD is just too good. Gonna buy his new album for sure :)
This videos is totally genius, awesome reflection of his life and growing up. :)
This beat is sooo relaxing, gives me the chills but relaxes me at the same time. Ahhh, DFD you make some amazing music man!
Blooples Honestly
The more I listen the more I understand about it
Tam Pham
Shoutouts to the artists that had to draw all of these amazing pictures.
Thumbs up if you bought a copy of this song and you're getting a signed picture. Johnathon thanks for inspiring me with your music and your tweets! lol
Towelie McTowel
this song gives me the same vibes that watsky did..... They kind of sound similar in this song
the song is awesome and the video is simple yet touching :)
like i said before, y'all aren't real fans. you can't be a real fan if you only like 2 of an artist's songs.
some? more like barely any.
sick promo, dumb.
The animation with the pictures is so fucking hard to do.