Dumbfoundead

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to South Korean immigrants, Jonathan Park (Korean name: 박성만 Park Sung Man) 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. He was often seen as a class clown by his peers at an early age, and was exposed to hip-hop at age ten upon entering a community center in MacArthur Park and meeting emcees such as Mark Luv of Zulu Nation, Poppin’ Chuck, Cre8 RTN, and Ezrock. This first experience with hip-hop allowed him to develop the technique of freestyling and to educate himself on hip-hop’s history and roots. A year later, he was taken to Project Blowed, an open-mic workshop located in Leimert Park in South Central Los Angeles, by a high school friend. There he would continue to hone his abilities as an emcee amongst the influence of “Blowdians” such as Otherwize, Riddlore, Nocando, P.E.A.C.E., and many others, eventually earning the title of “Blowdian” himself.

Park dropped out of John Marshall High School in his sophomore year, as a result of frequent truancy. After dropping out, Park moved into a one-bedroom apartment in the MacArthur Park area with his sister. Prior to initiating a full-time professional music career, he worked as a bail bondsman, among many other odd jobs in order to support the finances he needed to pay for his home.

Park played a supporting role in Joseph Kahn's horror film Detention.

His solo album, DFD, was released on November 1, 2011. The sophomore album, Take the Stares, was released on October 16, 2012.

Dumbfoundead has frequently collaborated with other artists, including Epik High, Wax, Jay Park, and Breezy Lovejoy.

He has been featured on NBC for his viral video Jam Session 2.0, consisting of 8 different musicians from around the world sharing the spotlight individually via split screen but collaborating on one cohesive track.[8] He has also been on Los Angeles Times]Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV Hive, and Mnet.

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbfoundead

One of the hardest working artist out there. Dumbfoundead is wellgrounded in the Los Angeles music scene. Representing Korentown, he’s influenced by the cultural diversity of this and the greater Los Angeles area. It is one thing to call something or someone a work horse because you work it until its dead but DFD has beaten the test of time and has come through it all artistically triumphant.

For him this isn’t a hobbie or a skill, its lifestyle.

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Anderson .Paak formerly known as “Breezy Lovejoy, a So-Cal native grew up in Ventura County in the shadow of the underground hip-hop beats of Madlib and Loot Pack. Immersed in his family’s love of soul and jazz artists Frankie Beverly, Curtis Mayfield and George Benson; Breezy was inspired towards musical expression. He was drumming, laying beats, and DJing by the time he hit high school.

In addition to lead vocals and drumming, he composes his own music laying the beat sequences and writing lyrics. Original and personal songs emerged out of the ashes of the past with an untiring loyalty to hope, rediscovery, inner renewal, and the bitter honesty of a journeyman seeking love.

Breezy, who first wrapped up his first national tour, is currently performing with his live band and recording his debut album. His projects are released and produced by indie label, Black Cheddar Records.”- http://www.last.fm/music/Breezy+Lovejoy http://www.last.fm/music/Anderson+.Paak

I’ve been listening to Breezy Lovejoy for a while now. It was back in 2012 when I saw the interview on The Hotbox done by dumdfoundead.I had seen him before in other videos and songs but it had never occurred to me that he does his own thing in his own way. As an artist breezy has always put something of himself on the line.The metamorphosis he has gone through over the years is the reason why I am so excited to see him with The Free Nationals in Los Angeles pretty soon.

It is well put in the bio: hope, rediscovery, inner renewal, and the bitter honesty of a journeyman

 


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"Mike Gao was only a child when he witnessed the bloodbath of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and escaped China. His grandfather, a leading voice of Constitutionalism in China, was jailed for sympathizing with the movement for democracy. He left for Japan, learning the language and soaking in the culture before immigrating to the United States.

A music technology researcher with multiple beat battle wins and a successful iPhone app for detecting beat-boxing (Vocal Beater), Mike Gao is a Los Angeles beat scene secret. He was an underground hip-hop producer touring the US and Japan scratching for MCs, when he began winning beat battles and sharing the stage at Low End Theory with residents and artists like Exile, Flying Lotus and Nosajthing. His technology projects have been featured on WIRED twice and spans everything from iPad/iPhone apps for writing chords, to software for recognizing turntablist moves. His underground hip-hop material has received critical acclaim since 2005 with nods from publications such as XLR8R. He has performed instrumental beats, or his songs with MCs such as Luckyiam, Mestizo, and Qwel have been performed at MacWorld, Coachella, Rock the Bells, Low End Theory, and countless more. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing his PhD. in Computer Music under Miller Puckette (the MSP in Max/MSP), at UCSD. He holds a masters degree from Stanford, studying under the top names in music technology including Julius Smith, Ge Wang (Smule), and Jonathan Abel (Universal Audio).” - http://www.last.fm/music/Mike+Gao

 

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The Seatbelts (シートベルツ, Seatbelts, Seat Belts) is a Japanese blues/jazz band led by composer and instrumentalist Yoko Kanno. Their style is very diverse and ranges from a straightforward big band jazz to more refined rock ‘n roll ballads.

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     It’s strange that I miss someone that I’ve never met. Maybe what I miss is myself, what I used to stand for and be. I’m not supposed to be this way, last night a thought had occurred to me that maybe after all this Chemo and nerve damage I have something pent up in me. Some type of angst towards the world for putting me where I am now. I just want to be heard sometimes but nobody wants to listen, well that’s not true there is one but I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of her. She reminds me of myself and I know whats its like to keep taken advantage of and being put under a foot. She’s too sweet and nice to me it scares me sometimes…

     People forget that I have a constant pain my legs and hands(every day,every hour,every second) It’s like a tazor constantly harassing me while I’m in the bull pen and I can’t always make other people happy(or myself) so I lash out and buck. I’m just not as strong as I used to be and it isn’t right. That’s what I miss, the stronger will and attentiveness to other peoples wants and needs.

    Maybe it’s the opposite that I really need, I should focus on myself and be a stronger and better person. Certain aspects of growing up means you have to put yourself in a situation similar to a rose in the garden, you’ll soak up the nutrients from the ground and the energy from the sunlight but who will water you? It’s to dangerous and desperate to wait for rain as well as waiting for someone to do it. So who do I miss then, this person I’ve never met or have yet to meet?
Will I wait for the water to come and if so from what or whom?

Oh how I love you so, lost in those memories
And now you’ve gone
I feel the pain, feeling like a fool, Adieu”

Whoever you are, I miss you and need you and I just want to say goodbye.

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