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— by Brian Park: 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.

The artwork, a collage of thick and deliberate brushstrokes by L.A.-based artist Joseph Lee, was the backdrop to Park’s 2016 “Murals” music video, in which he sports one of his signature merch items: a T-shirt styled in Los Angeles Dodgers’ script that reads “Koreatown” and “92,” a reference to the civil unrest that scarred the community and shaped Southern California’s Korean diaspora…

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