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Dumbfoundead “Safe” OUT NOW! Spotify: | iTunes: | Amazon: /> After the last Academy Awards and the regular whitewashing of hollywood roles, i wrote this song and made this video to add my piece to the conversation. If you have any experiences or stories about this issue join the discussion at /> Twitter: />SoundCloud: />Instagram: /> Wife played by Joy Follow on instagram @s.jjiin Lyrics: (intro) (you took me as safe, that was your first mistake, who said i was safe) (verse 1) 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 bambu 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 ima reload, never saw this side of Chino, he was always quiet keeping to himself, never messed with anybody else thats the Jonathan that we know (hook) 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! (verse 2) i aint never heard of none f 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 aint never seen a yellow boy wild’n yellow boy shinin’ , sound the alarm i got news, go ahead and pro-file em’ i aint pro-violence, shhhhh, silence is how yellow boys move, its been the same ol’ thang, i swear the game don’t change, what you talkin bout there aint 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! (hook) 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! (outro) (you took me as safe, that was your first mistake, who said i was safe) Music Production: Harley Mac /> /> /> /> King Kanobby /> /> /> /> Additional Vocals: Liphemra /> /> /> /> A PROPER FORM PRODUCTION & TRANSPARENT AGENCY PRESENTATION Produced By: Daniel Park Produced by: Denny Kim & Kirby Lee Executive Producer: Jonathan Park Make Up & Hair By: Dill Lopez & Jasmine Chang Edited By: Alex Oh & Mr. Sparky Grip By: Alex Kim Art Squad: Andrew Yi, Andrew Choi, Jiwon, Rebecca Yoon Cinematography By: Hollywood Visual Effects: Alex Oh Directed By: Jay Ahn Filmed at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California



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DUMBFOUNDEAD
After the last Academy Awards and the regular whitewashing of hollywood roles, i wrote this song and made this video to add my piece to the conversation. thanks guys! new album coming out in July!
HK Studios
I can't wait to watch white people Mulan, white people Train to Busan, and white people Anime.
NJP695
"... and the only yellow men were all statues." - I used to think about this a lot as an asian american, and now I think about it all the time. :/ We're the side characters; we are Long Duck Dong in 16 Candles, or Data in the Goonies, or the unnamed scientist who's the token asian in the film. We are exotic yet acceptable, like a generic Kong Fu summer blockbuster. And this isn't even getting into that white-washing BS like in the Last Samurai. I wanna be able to see myself as a main character for once. #YellowPride
Tiffany Huynh
Everyone in the comments talking about how Asian American people don't have any problems, thanks for keeping the myth of the Model Minority alive. Really doing the Asian American community a great service assholes.
ImSubtle
This video was one of the best ive seen in along time. creative as hell imo
Timothy DeLaGhetto
✊✊✊🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
domomo19
Asians speaking up on how they are made to feel and all the white privilege starts acting up lmfao. Think of all the stereotypes about Asians and nobody bats an eye, its a joke etc. But when Asians finally confront this reality with a perspective on the subjugation they (and other minorities) are made to internalize, white people get all defensive. Like I always say, people don't know what it's like to be affected by a problem, until they're on the receiving end of it.
GreatestxKimchi
JACKIE CHAN GOT AN OSCAR!! AFTER 56 YEARS AND OVER 150 FILMS
Jon Lay
The message of this video though. shit is real
Gabryl Romero
I love your shit but it pisses me off when i look you up on rankings and you are only listed as a Asian rapper. You are an American rapper right? I think your better then 99% out there and better then all rappers on the top 100. It bugs me that people cant hear real music other then copycat BS. It bugs me that you are labeled a Asian rapper , I am a American that happens to be Latino not the other way around.
The World of Dave데이브
Holy, that was an incredibly clever video.
Joseph Hernandez
#yellowpride even tho I'm Mexican.
김우겸
맞는 말이다. 우리 아시아 동양인은 전 세계 인구 25%를 차지한다. 왜 흑인들과 히스패닉들의 차별만 관심가지고 우리 동양인은 무시하는거냐? 할리우드 영화에서도 백인 흑인이 주인공인 영화들이 많지만 동양인이 주가 된 영화는 적다. 아시아인들을 차별하지마라
Sunny SHAWOL
Damn the message is DEEP idk how I haven't seen this MV before A MASTERPIECE
Dmetrius 7
He has more talent than many of other so called "rappers" that only do shit instead of music... I can't understand why he can't get the same fame and recognition as they do...
Andrew Garcia
Damn, this dope.
TheReviewSpace
Asians are simply not welcome in Hollywood. AmeriKKKa has always been racist towards Asians; there was a handsome Japanese actor named Sessue Hayakawa and he was driven out of US cinema in the early 1900s.
branden misinski
I'll never understand why people hate on him. dude gas actually talent. your hate can be used somewhere else
YO ViViO
" Ya'll had this guy just ready ? " LMBO
Kit Bina
This guy is talented and his work is well done. I wonder if he is going to do a tour. I would so go.
Instrumental187
#YellowPower even tho I'm arab.
KalaniKeh
Who else remember Dumbfounded's rap battles?
Billy Badass
This man is a hero for Asian Americans as well as the U.S. in general. A much better roll model than most celebrities
kensredemption
Holy shit. How is he not more mainstream? ...Oh, wait. Kanye's the only noteworthy rapper according to the media. I guess you just have to be an obnoxiously loud, unjustly whiny and over-privileged minority to have people take your opinion seriously.
Nikita Bichitty
When you see people defending a historically and presently whitewashed Hollywood (not trying to tick off white people here I mean get that it's not your personal fault). This song isn't just about the Asian reps, it's about the way they're depicted. A lot of times they're there for comedic relief, playing the anatagonist or have very minor roles. Either that or the roles enforce a stereotypical image that heavily relies on Chinese-based imagery. It promotes the problem that every Asian ethnicity is automatically assumed to be Chinese in the eyes of Americans.
Suli Breaks
This is too dope! Message is on point, I feel your pain and I ain't even Asian.
Off Topic
#yellowpower even tho I'm hispanic
beavis
holy shit the wife is so hot
MADPunkyHeartLESS
This was crazy good, and the lyrics and the concept behind the song and video are so true.
Vikram Nayar
This is some of the realist shit I've heard in a while #asianpride
Supadupanoob
Im not gonna lie. There are only are white people trying to play asain movies. I can't name any movies where the asain guy is the main character movie.(besides jackie chan and bruce lee) Great wall of china has a white man playing it. shouldn't it be an asain not a white American. it would be different if it was a story about an American becoming a samurai or something.
Kjell Ludvigsen
#YellowPride even if I am predominantly white and a bit african american
Miss Heathen
This is brilliant. Not all heros wear capes.
The Dark Matter Initiative
These white tears in the comments are delicious.
Wogus Lee
I see white people saying how Jackie Chan is an example that shows how Hollywood or the American media is not whitewashed or racist. However, that just strengthens Dumb's argument even more. Can you ppl name any other asian actors other than Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or Steven Yeun that are successful or famous as them? . . . Exactly.
winnie
this dude is so good first saw u in the battle with conceited
OhDeluxee
I didn't comment earlier but Damn this song is so creative in many forms <3
Chris Magpayo
Dude good job calling people out on real things. Facts over feelings. Great music video great lyrics.
SKRT
Sad how people can casually make racist jokes about you if you are Asian, and nobody bats an eye.
Salad Fingers
WU TANG IS FOR THE CHILDREN
Thành Trần
I cant stop replaying
LIL TAY RICH AND FINNA GET RICHER
"... and the only yellow men were all statues." - I used to think about this a lot as an asian american, and now I think about it all the time. :/ We're the side characters; we are Long Duck Dong in 16 Candles, or Data in the Goonies, or the unnamed scientist who's the token asian in the film. We are exotic yet acceptable, like a generic Kong Fu summer blockbuster. And this isn't even getting into that white-washing BS like in the Last Samurai. I wanna be able to see myself as a main character for once. #YellowPride
Bee Jay
DFD is a frickin' genius with these tracks, and the VIDEOS are PERFECT. Art, yo.
space._.bunnies
1:57 rappin' while bleeding to death
Trentdagamer 9000
Love the song and the video but as a "Black Man Living in America" there is nothing cool or great about being profiled or considered a "physical threat". Hell just look at all the recent police shootings of unarmed black men.
Estelle
Dumbfoundead is so talented, and super cool heheh.
finback2005
came from Ghost in the Shell trailer
michael river
hands down the baddest music video on YouTube
YOU'VE BEEN HACKED. WE HAVE YOUR PERSONAL INFO
Yup, #Yellow Power for real although I'm black. Most of the things I can relate to tbh.
WeeklyCash1669
So underrated
Smiling Seoul
Thank you. - From all minorities who no longer wish be be labelled and treated this way.
June Y
I'm here because an ASIAN high school senior, Tommy Le was shot hours before his graduation in Seattle days ago by the police, 1:58 we NEED a change
YO ViViO
Omg im so DONE! This vid 10/10 amazing!!!
Keonna Simmons
Still loving this in 2018 this is my shit
Ryan Doli
I love the concept for this music video
윤현우
Why isn't this video more popular. It's creative af
notjux
Keep coming back to this track. Hits me just right 👌
Seeker
Damn the dog at the beginning is not prefessional at he looks at the camera
MINORITY$OCIETY.
FINALLY SOME NEW DFD. EVERYTHING IS GON BE ALRIGHT
lilmario0
1:24 I laugh at this part.. every time..EVERYTIME
haunting prune
yooooo my man wax
hope dean
Don't forget brown people too
Hero Guy
You see the boys reaction towards the end? He's going to experience the same fate throughout his life. Western power emasculated and downplay Asian masculinity on purpose and Asian females are considered hypersexual and white.
히히1일 3썬 안하는 놈을 보면 비웃는 도끼
이렇게 해줘야지.
Yawny Yo
so much leo love
Chris M
Listening on the daily for over a week now. Send YouTube ad money in buckets to this man.
G -DRAGON
*My god, wow*
Bogart
Damn being white is Awesome. I love working 70 hours a week, none of it being considered overtime, having a college degree that didn't get me a job, and being hated by all other races, I LOVE not being able to see my daughter, who stays with her BLACK, drug addicted mom, that basically breezed through court for being a female and having a black judge, I LOVE not being able to see my only blood brother because he was murdered by the Mexican cartel for being white-at the wrong place wrong time. Literally, if he was Mexican they would have let him live, he would have gone unnoticed. But hey, life is easy for white people. My white Dad is so privileged, he literally got fired from his job right after the economy nose dived, and has been in and out of bankruptcy for like 14 years, He was raised on the Mexican colonies by Mexicans. Fuckin racist white trash Lmao I know there are privileged white people. Privilege is simply lineage, and it exists in Every race.
Patrick McGregor
I watched this shit so many times.
Vrock
He shouldve also put the last airbender and Dragon ball evolution in this
Umumbi Bey
@ 4:01 the little boy's face..smh
M W
That dog is breaking the fourth wall and it's kinda freaking me out
Yama
i'm white and im angry for no reason
BushidoBrks
Seen this 10000 times💪💪💪💪💪🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤❤❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏pure genius
xAngelxxxOfxxxDeathx
Everyone who disliked are white.
Capt. Sum Ting Wong
I absolutely love everything about this video
Beej Doop
i love this
Keana Gurule
#yellowpride
The Anna Marie
dope, dope, dope, dope
Wally Yung
Love this song!
Breanna Wilkins
Ghost in the shell is a perfect example of this happening recently. Scarlett Johansson was cast? lol like wtf would you get one of the whitest women in Hollywood to play a character that's based of a Japanese character from an anime... XD There's plenty of young AND beautiful Asian actresses who could have played the lead and done a great job. The movie will probably flop like all these live action movies anyways though... (sigh)
Hodor Hodor
Shit was hilarious 😄😂 As specially when he was bob saget 😂
The Squid King
One Of The Best Songs Ever Made 😈
SWIM619
the concept behind this video is actually really deep & true :/
SniperLyfe Parry
This is sooo good man wtf !!!
Shawn Wasabi
damn
Sophia Hendrickson
So I'm I the only one who noticed that he was Leonardo DiCaprio three times. 😂😂😂 He didn't repeat anyone else.
_ND_
yep...still love this video.
Nakiado
omg that dog at 0:20 ruined the shot so bad.
cxkelo
The girl in the video is so beutiful
X-Phaze
Listened to this song about 89 times in the last couple of days.
nmarius
GG man! Asians actors should not be only yakuzas, stupid ninjas or a "regular supporting actor" always accompanied with ethnic joke. Praise this song!
minecraftgaming 390
I love your songs you are cool
alwaysxnever
Not a fan of the hook, but this dude is sting something and I love the flow.
got to go dumbfucks
go get it man, prove em asian can rap, i'll support you
Antoinette 70
I totally get this video, very creative!
Waiari MacMillan
is that Wax playing the director?? or am I wrong?
KsoFlyineer
Asian Pride! Got to see him do this live about a week ago and the crowd was moved. Actually just posted a video of it on my channel cell phone quality lol but no so happy to have gotten to watch him perform!!
Cheriios17 Xx
i love the video and the music
HaywoodYaBlowMe
The kids side eye at 1:50 gives me life