D.C. rappers Pacman and Peso are going to North Korea

November 6, 2013

"Make a music video. Watch it explode on YouTube. Get famous."

In September, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse wrote about two local rappers, Pacman and Peso, and their Kickstarter campaign to travel to North Korea and shoot a music video. It didn't take long for them to reach their minimum goal of $6,000 — in fact, the duo ended up raising $10,400 and are set to travel to both Pyongyang and China.

• Kickstarter. A ticket to North Korea. And then, superstardom for two local rappers?

Before they go, the duo from Congress Heights and Landover will debut their mixtape, "Coming Soon," at a farewell party Thursday at the Dunes in Columbia Heights. There will be a live performance from Pacman and Peso, a debut of a music video for their song "God Bless Amerika," guest performances from D.C. rappers Goo Marley and DB Bantino and more. Full details on the event can be found on Facebook.

Dina Nawas, a cousin of the group's manager Ramsey Aburdene and the farewell party's organizer, said Pacman and Peso will leave for their trip in mid-November and will return in early December. She did not offer specific days. Nawas also said the rappers will spend most of the trip in China.

To hear music by Pacman and Peso, visit their Soundcloud page.

Margaret Ely is a digital editor for Lifestyle. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.
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