For nearly three years, a mural of Jonathan Park’s face adorned a white wall outside Catalina Liquor in Koreatown, his home and the neighborhood he’s become inseparably tied to as the rapper Dumbfoundead.
“It’s just all around, change is happening.”Through his music, Park has been an ambassador of sorts for Koreatown.
“When I was touring, a lot of my merch items say ‘Koreatown’ on it,” Park said.
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Hip-hop really helped me think outside of my own community and see how I could really help my community from taking it outside the walls of Koreatown.”