Rapper Jon Park, better known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, has launched new production company Big Dummie.
Big Dummie Productions was created in association with global music and entertainment company Transparent Arts. The company will focus on producing projects by Asian American artists and will share its name with a comedy series Peacock about Park’s life, which has been in development since 2020.
“The name ‘Big Dummie’ was inspired by my journey as a young creator thrown into an unknown industry and learning by swimming with sharks,” Park said in a statement. “After years of trial and error, I want to apply what I’ve learned to the projects my friends and I have been developing since we were young and dumb as we build and push boundaries with Big Dummie.”
Big Dummie’s first project is the previously announced film “KPOPS”, directed by musician Anderson .Paak. The film marks .Paak’s directorial debut and will feature him and his son Soul Rasheed in lead roles. Big Dummie is co-producing the film with Stampede Ventures and the newly formed EST Studios. Park is a longtime collaborator with .Paak, who has made seven appearances on Park’s singles.
“As a longtime friend of Anderson, I have seen him expand his creative vision time and time again,” Park said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that my production company ‘Big Dummie’ is part of this unique story that brings together and celebrates Black and Asian culture through a love of music. I also can’t wait for the world to meet its son, Soul Rasheed, which I know everyone will love!
Park has been releasing music under the name Dumbfoundead since 2005. Since then, he has released four studio albums and four extended plays. As an actor, he has made appearances on TV shows such as “Power”, “Adventure Time” and “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens”, and voiced a character in “Raya and the Last Dragon”. ‘last year.