After his father was taken out in a late night sniper attack by President Obama earlier this week, the top dodgeball player in North Korea, Kim Jong-un has assumed leadership over the Korean Peninsula. The twenty-eight year old former community organizer has promised that his first goal – after killing those close to his father and consolidating power – will be to re-release the late Jong-il’s mid seventies’ rap album. Well known to most throughout Asia, it was the rap duo of Jong-il and the Cambodian tyrant Pol Pot that originally brought the soothing sound onto the global scene. The two both co-wrote, co-produced and co-rapped the 1972 “Straight Outta Phnom Penh” while with the band AWA (Asians with an Attitude). Jong-il, known as Rice Cube, and Pol Pot, known as Easy-P, sold over one million copies as their debut and only album went Platinum. Later, they both went their separate ways, and collectively killed over twenty times the sales of their album. Easy-P eventually succumbed to AIDs in Cambodia during the late 1980s, while Jong-il took it to the streets in North Korea, always closing out his energizing speeches with an exuberant: “Word!” Jong-un has stated that the impact of listening to his father’s music has shaped his life in a profound way. That and playing Missile Command consumed his upbringing, wrote his unauthorized and recently murdered biographer, Yuan Koo-Kim.
JONG-IL EXPERIMENTING WITH HIP-HOP IN THE LATE EIGHTIES, WHICH
HE REFERRED TO AS ”A REAL F*CKING JOKE”, SAY THOSE CLOSE TO HIM.