PYONGYANG—Recently assumed Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has already begun to apply next-generation sensibilities to strengthening the socialist regime that his father Kim Jong-il built for decades. Kim Jong-un’s rumored taste for urban culture has been confirmed by the announcement of his upcoming hip-hop album, performing under the name Lil’ Jong and Da Northside Boyz. The suspicion among world leaders is that Kim Jong-un’s foray into music doubles as a way to fund North Korea’s ongoing nuclear weapons program, but music fans are more intrigued with whether the Supreme Leader is on the level.
Industry executives all over the world have tried to contact Kim Jong-un about acquiring the most controversial music project of the millennium to no avail. However, Kim Jong-un has been teasing the world with what to expect from the new album, Iller Than Il. Mixtapes throughout Asia already have snippets from his songs like the funk-infused “I’ll Drop the Bomb on You (Baby),” a Grandmaster Melle Mel tribute called “White Lies,” the soldier anthem “Make ‘em Say Unnnn,” as well as socialist club jams “No Money, No Problems” and “Nuthin But A Workers’ Party.”
To complete Kim Jong-un’s hip-hop persona, his twitter account (@DereCanOnlyBeUn) has been updated hourly with messages like, “Niggaz out here think I dont got barz. Keep sleepin and catch #hotfiya” as well as “N da studio wit Paddy Manaj. Bitch iz a beast, beliedat #UnMoney4Life.”
The release date for Iller Than Il is still unknown, but iTunes will face a moral dilemma when the time comes. With a record that stands to sell billions of copies worldwide, Apple must decide whether they want to profit from capitalist culture used to destroy capitalism. WWSJD indeed.