DUMBFOUNDEAD - SAFE


  • administrators

    Asian American rapper, Dumbfoundead, takes on the whitewashing of Asian roles in hollwyood in this music video.

    Published on May 26, 2016

    Dumbfoundead “Safe” OUT NOW!
    Spotify: https://goo.gl/C053DK | iTunes: https://goo.gl/lxJoW2

    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 https://www.facebook.com/dumbfoundead/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dumbfoundead
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    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)


  • Level 0 - Private

    @MingSoul It’s very powerful… All kinds of connotations and issues are tackled with that single image.

    They take your culture, and they take your women and you’re the bad guy.

    They did the same to the Africans, and now they’re doing it to us.


  • Huangdi

    @MingSoul

    suburban family full of Asians except the father who is replaced with a white man is the most alarming imagery

    Not only that , the lyrics , the scenes , everything was filled with symbolic imagery.


  • Level 0 - Private

    Beautiful. Perfect. The final scene with the camera zooming in on the “all-American” suburban family full of Asians except the father who is replaced with a white man is the most alarming imagery I’ve seen in recent years which satirized the issue of the Asian community.



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