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DC Rappers Explain and Preview Music Video Shot In North Korea (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News)  To say the United States and North Korea’s relationship is rocky would be an early candidate for understatement of the year. In spite of that, two rappers from DC recorded a music video in North Korea and returned to America to speak on the generosity of the North Korean people, concerns about their safety and a great night of lobster and Sprite.

A month  prior to DC rappers Pacman and Peso’s Kickstarter-funded trip to North Korea, the The State Department of America issued a blanket warning to all Americans traveling to North Korea. Speaking exclusively to The Guardian, the two MC’s say to avoid detection, they planned to shoot the video under the guise of a sightseeing tour, however became concerned about their safety before even arriving in North Korea due to the media coverage about their impending trip.

All the buzz we were getting, I thought we were gonna get hemmed up, captured. I was like: uh-oh. Are we gonna make it?-Pacman

The group were dangerously close to becoming prisoners of Beijing when Peso ran away after being struck by a car near Tiananmen Square, which resulted in Pacman being detained by the angered crowd. However, the duo was released and

The duo shot their scenes at government-approved locations in the company of their tour guides and filmed intermittently throughout the tour. Due to the fact the shoot had to be secretive, the duo were unable to use microphones, headphones or any music and “were just spitting to the voice that was in our head” according to Peso.

Despite the United States State Department’s warning of “the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens in North Korea”, Peso and Pacman maintain that the native North Koreans were magnanimous:

The old ladies looked like they were carrying the heaviest things. The army people walking down the street had guns. You see a whole bunch of rice fields. People was riding bikes. The little kids was walking down the street by themselves, they must have been in first grade. But everybody waved.-Pacman

Check out a preview of the first rap video shot in North Korea by American artists below in The Guardian‘s exclusive video preview:

  • Weedras

    Is the writer sure he got his countries right? because tiananmen square is in China and for the whole article there is nothing about them making it to North Korea it seems they shot a video in China to me…

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      I didn’t read it – but he could mean south korea – americans can get in and outta there – not north korea doe

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bit(H CRAIG!

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        ha haaa ! – I’m so glad your you – ha haaaa !

    • Papi Peligro

      Some people go to China to sneak in to North Korea.

      • Jared

        Still doesn’t explain if they made it to North Korea or not. Didn’t press play to the video though since I’m at work.

      • Papi Peligro

        You right I had read it again and it looks like the writer doesn’t know. LOL.

      • Weedras

        lol! that’s what i’m saying did they shoot a piece in Tianamen square and then shot some scenes in North Korea or what auther didn’t clarify jack! lol!!

    • $18592567

      Somebody is either dumb or geographically challenged…

  • dbfromdc

    im born and raised in washington d.c and never heard of these niggas a day in my life

    • Smackemup1234

      Nobody heard of you neither…….

      • dbfromdc

        fag did i ask you for your 2 cent, i didnt think so,so get of these broke niggas dicks!!!!!!!!

      • Celz

        Lmao they shootin a video in NK you commenting about and they broke.. Even if you have more money than them you the broke one my G..

      • dbfromdc

        FOOL, WHAT YOU JUST SAID MAKES NO SENSE!!!!!(DUMMY CELZ VOICE) EVEN IF YOU HAVE MORE MONEY THAN THEM YOU THE BROKE ONE MY G!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU NEED TO STAY IN SCHOOL MY G!!!!!!!!!!SMFH

      • Smackemup1234

        No body asked you if you heard of them cause nobody has heard of you. That comment had nothing to do with what they did. Did the author ask anybody if anybody heard of them? Sit yo no name ass down,

      • dbfromdc

        MY BAD, I DIDNT KNOW YOU WAS A MALE GROUPIE THATS IN LOVE WITH THESE DIRTY BROKE ASS NIGGAS!!!!!!!!!!LMFAO 😀

      • Smackemup1234

        You my friend are What I call a crab in a barrel. You waisted all that energy to hate. Who cares what or who you heard of. You out here crying for attention. Nobody asked you if you heard of them. Who cares that you grew up in DC. That was too much info. You probably ain’t never left DC while them “Broke ass niggas” just left the country on your stuck in DC no name troll hatin ass. Why don’t you just he happy to see people doing something positive and leaving the hood to represent. You a cornball to the upmost levels of cornballdom.

      • dbfromdc

        NO NEED FOR YOU TO WRITE ME A SCARLET LETTER,I KNEW YOU WAS IN LOVE WE THESE BROKE ASS NIGGAS, HIP-HOP GROUPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LMFAO 😀

  • JimJames29

    Hold up, y’all (comments section) can’t tell the difference between China and N-Korea? That is definitely N-Korea in the video.

  • therealest1

    This writer is definitely geographically retarded!

  • brotha_man

    spies? what is the point of going to N. Korea shoouting a video that you look uncomfortable making. I served 1 year in Korea and can tell N. Koreans dont play. If daddy Kim was alive these dudes who be in that hard labor camp.

    Hope they educated themselves while they were there

    • DJ7

      Shhhhh*t…the ROK soldiers don’t play either fam…I did a tour and a half over there in the early 90’s before being shipped off to Desert Storm…Camp Edwards…transportation battalion…6k from the DMZ…on patrol constantly….where were you? Casey? Seoul? Osan?

      • brotha_man

        i was in camp casey/Hovey, TDC (Tongduchon). I was a 13 bravo field artillery we were about 40 miles from north korea. u aint lying bout them rok soldiers. i saw them katusa soldiers get slapped up for being out of subordination

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        I was in the Navy – on a ammunition & fuel supply ship – cruising the western pacific and stopping at all the fun countries

      • brotha_man

        true dat met alot of navy cats that traveled to some pretty dope spots

      • DJ7

        Knew the area well… DJ’d down range @ Seoul Brothers as well as on post @ Casey!! One of my favorite spots in Korea other than Osan, Seoul and Punsan…Katusa’s were a strange breed and did some very questionable sh*t during their “initiations”…had 1 come to the MTF with a shot glass shoved up his rectum

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      brotha_man – you was in south korea – you wasn’t in north – Big Differnence

      • brotha_man

        i never said i was in the north. I was 40 miles south of the DMZ.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        ijs

  • Jared

    He was hit by a car in China and ran off??

    • brotha_man

      i actually believe this. when i was in Korea we would do traffic control every no and agian when when u out in the street controlling traffic. once in a while mutha fuggas would speed up and try to hit you. i remember lots of occasions where i had to “bruce willis – Die hard” jump out of the road to avoid being hit. if u get hit….its always the Americans fault, you will be held responsible.

  • hoeyuno

    The 2014 das efx. someone give these dudes some tims and camo pants!! where’s there shirts by the way??

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  • Arrie Mental Woodard

    I stay out dc now and knew these dues were going to be on some Shy Glizzy Fat trel ish but this is better than what i expected. i just knew it was gonna be on some Migos ish.

  • MrNoName2K

    Niggas was thanking their lucky stars that crowd didnt make they’re trip to N. Korea a “painfully memorable” one

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  • Kevin Anthony

    Glad they made it back tho. Look up my free mixtape on soundcloud yall (Kevin Anthony21) ..Peace

  • Immortal

    They were in NK or China? That square is in China. Lets get the locations right before publishing?

    • Keith N.

      They were in North Korea as the article and they have said. It also said they were in Beijing shooting a few scenes when one of them got hit by a car.

      Glad you’re reading.

  • richard_b_hard

    Damn,gotta give these dudes props,that shit had me nodding my head.
    Dudes actually got some good bars!