Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to South Korean refugees, Jonathan Park (better known as DUMBFOUNDEAD) was smuggled in along with his sister by his mother to Mexico, and then later settled in Koreatown in Los Angeles at the age of three. At age 16, he discovered Project Blowed, an open-mic workshop located in Leimert Park in South Central L.A. Equipped with a blunted grin and an arsenal of quick witted rhymes, Dumbfoundead has topped the hip-hop charts with his single “Are We There Yet?”
Being a multi-hyphenate, Dumbfoundead recently released a six-episode webseries entitled RUN DMZ. I asked questions about this new series, his love for K-Town and how to best make his mother proud.
*NOTE: Dumbfoundead to be a panelist at 2013 Conference for Creative Content (C3) on October 26, 2013 at SAG-AFTRA.