ASIAN RAPPER'S MUSIC CONFRONTS HOLLYWOOD RACISM

Asian Rapper's Music Confronts Hollywood Racism
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ASIAN RAPPER'S MUSIC CONFRONTS HOLLYWOOD RACISM



Written by Dont Panic
26 Thursday 26th May 2016

In reponse to the way that films erase and under-represent people of colour - emblematic in the red carpet ceremony of the Academy Awards - Asian rapper Dumbfoundead wrote Safe. Check out the video and lyrics below...

(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)

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