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US hiphop duo releases first-ever North Korea rap video

Published on Jan 8, 2014 1:37 PM
Anthony Bobb (left) and Dontray Ennis (right), whose rap names are Pacman and Peso respectively, posted their music video Escape To North Korea on their YouTube site on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - What's likely the first rap video ever made in North Korea went online on Tuesday to the delight of the young and ambitious Washington hiphop duo that created it.

Pacman and Peso posted "Escape to North Korea" on their YouTube site on the eve of the 31st birthday of the communist state's supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

"We shot a great music video and did something nobody has done so I feel great about it," said Pacman through his manager.

Following in the footsteps of basketball star Dennis Rodman, who's in Pyongyang this week, Anthony Bobb (Pacman) and Dontray Ennis (Peso) travelled halfway around the world in November to shoot their video on the streets of the North Korea capital.

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