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Dumbfoundead plays the Masquerade

He's a one-of-a-kind rapper who occupies the frontline of hip-hop creativity in 2017

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Dumbfoundead (Jonathan Park) was born in Argentina. His mother smuggled him across the Mexican border as a small child, and he was raised in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood. These days, the Asian American hip-hop outsider delivers dark rhymes with effortless comedic subtlety. Touring behind his latest album, We Might Die, songs such as “Murals,” “Safe,” and “Harambe” channel Park’s sharp voice and high-end, slow-rolling production to rage against the stereotypes of America’s “model minority.” He’s a one-of-a-kind rapper who occupies the frontline of hip-hop creativity in 2017, while sidestepping party anthems to tell stories of the Asian-American experience.



With Year of the Ox. $12. 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2. The Masquerade (Hell). 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W. 404-577-8178. www.masq.com.