G-Dragon - 'I Need A Girl' on YHY Sketchbook
G-Dragon after the recording of YHY Sketchbook
GD at Taeyang's Sketchbook
Big Bang on FRaU Magazine (August Issue) Q&A
1. What was your childhood dream and wanted job?
[TOP] I wanted to be a great gentleman. Rather than having the appearance of a cool person I wanted to be an elegant man.
[SOL] I had various dreams. When you're a child, you wish to try a lot. One is being a pianist.
[DS] Because of our pastor, I wanted to be a pastor first, then a baseball player, then a bodyguard. I thought of becoming a singer a little after that.
[VI] Because I liked dancing I wanted to be a choreographer.
2. A childhood nickname?
[GD] Hammer. I use my arm like a hammer.
[SOL] Hedgehog! Because of my pointed hairstyle
[DL] 강대포 (Kang Dae Po) Gun. there was a risk of it being my real name.
[V.I] Panda. Because of the dark circles under my eyes. (Laughs)
3. If there was a one month vacation given..?
[TOP] I would travel somewhere alone. To a secret destination (laughs)
[GD] I want to stay alone, with nobody. Somewhere where nobody knows where to look.
[SOL] (Trying to imagine) Travel in Okinawa!
[DS] In Shibuya. Go play futsal (indoor soccer) everyday.
[VI] I'll just work and not rest. But if I have to rest? Drive around alone.
4. The most expensive thing you have bought recently, within a month?
[TOP] Louboutin shoes. Both the sneakers and the leather shoes.
[GD] Louboutin sneakers.
[SOL] Givenchy jacket. Really expensive. I waited for a year until it was 70% off. I was lucky that it was still available. (Laughs)
[VI] I bought an Yves Saint Laurent jacket.
5. When thinking of Japanese celebrities who’s the first person you can think of?
[TOP] (in Japanese) Pikachu!
[GD] Namie Amuro
[DS] Kimura Takuya
[VI] Namie Amuro
6. If for one day you would guide a Japanese women in Seoul [where would you take her]..?
[TOP] A quiet wine bar in Cheondam-dong in Gangnam-gu. It's very similar with Daikanyama in Tokyo.
[GD] I would take her to a delicious restaurant in South Korea, Samcheong Dong. Then a drive around Seoul seeing attractions.
[SOL] Samcheong-dong. Go to the park near the mountain, listen to traditional Korean music and go to a restaurant.
[DS] Korean sauna, where you can have meals, and body scrubs. Where even being there all day long I don’t get tired!
[VI] Go to a river cruise. The scenery in the park is nice.
7. Your favorite word?
[GD] (in Japanese) nanttonaku (somewhat)
[SOL] LOVE & PEACE
[DS] (in Japanese) ppittari! (perfect!)
[VI] (in Japanese) utsukushii (beautiful)
8. A person you respect?
[TOP] My grandfather, who is a novelist. I enjoy writing and I think this is because of the influence of my grandfather.
[SOL] Michael Jackson
[DS] My parents. They're very generous.
9. From the members “I’m the most excellent at this”?
[TOP] Being silly
[GD] Powerful sense.
[SOL] Being strong-willed
[DS] Rock paper scissors!
[VI] Dark circles under the eyes
10. A drink that you frequently drink?
[TOP] Red wine.
[SOL] Iced tea
[VI] Apple juice.
11. What is Big Bang to you?
[TOP] To live with the greatest passion. A family.
[GD] A name. I carry the name BIGBANG everywhere I go. Because of this, I have to be careful not to do something embarrassing.
[SOL] SOL: It's hard. A home, I guess.
[VI] Joker card. You can surprise everyone with it.
[DS] BIGBANG is my HOME
Translated: alee @ ibigbang.wordpress.com l vic@bigbangupdates
BIG BANG on “Frau” Magazine
G-Dragon reveals, “SeungRi wanted to get married”
Big Bang G-Dragon exposes a lie told by youngest member SeungRi.
This was revealed when Big Bang was featured for an interview in the midst of a photoshoot on KBS Entertainment Weekly aired on 10th July.
During the interview, member DaeSung was asked “When do you want to get married?” and his answer was “I don’t care about when, but I want to when I meet someone who is right for me.”
And SeungRi’s answer was, “Until now, I have no thoughts about marriage.” But G-Dragon responded with, “Last time, you said you wanted to get married. And you said you were troubled over it.”
After the show, netizens commented “GDragon catches maknae”, “SeungRi is a liar haha” etc.
Well we all know Seungri and GD can be very open and frank about things to the point that it’s scary sometimes lol but GD loves to tease Seungri so it’s okay. ^^
But when was Seungri thinking of getting married? more importantly, with who? Hmm, I personally think it might have been that girlfriend he had and he broke up with and the members saw him cry and they said he was devastated, aw<3
Thanks to Kbites
Big Bang FILA Photoshoot and Interview
Taeyang Talks About His Friendship With G-Dragon!
Taeyang of Big Bang, who recently started his solo activities, has expressed freely on his feelings towards G-Dragon. Through his interview with Newsen on the 7th, he thanked G-Dragon for featuring on his solo album.
“I’m greatful that Jiyong (G-Dragon’s real name) participated in this album. There is a lot to say about ‘I Need A Girl’, but it’s one of those songs that only G-Dragon can be featured in. Jiyong is my best friend and we talk about private matters a lot. ‘I Need A Girl’ is a song which is about a guy talking about love to his friend, so G-Dragon would naturally be the best option to collaborate with. He knows me more than anyone else and I felt that he was the best featuring rapper. So I asked him, and he did the best rap possible.”
The friendship between G-Dragon and Taeyang is well-known amongst fans. G-Dragon especially has praised Taeyang a lot, garnering attention.
In regards to this, Taeyang responded: “I’m really happy that Jiyong looks at me in that light. He’s a friend who I’ve been with for almost 10 years, and we gain a lot from each other. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be this person today. He made me want to try harder in what I do. We have qualities which the other doesn’t have. This can be irritating at times, though it helps most of the time. I think we were a match made in heaven.”
Upon being asked about his feelings on G-Dragon as a singer, he replied: “Even if I eliminate my personal feelings towards him on this judgement, he is still a good musician. There aren’t many people who can rap like him, and his musical abilities are amazing. However, he becomes an issue no matter what he does, so there is a lot of gossip about him. I feel sorry for him as a friend as he is sometimes treated in a deregatory fashion.”
Taeyang has recently released ‘I Need A Girl’ and started promotions. It has gained attention due to G-Dragon’s featuring.
thanks to kimbap@kpoplive!
G Dragon take the third place on Korea’s Most Handsome Artists
G Dragon take the third place on Korea’s Most Handsome Artists Ranking 2010. He deserves it! Top is on the 14th, Daesung is on the 20th, Seung Ri on the 22nd and Taeyang is the 30th. Congrats guys!
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G-Dragon Fancam at Music Core (100703)
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Big Bang's Interview on 月刊Exile Magazine Japan
"It's been a year since we debuted in Japan. I wonder how the future will be like. Having received so much love from people who appreciate our music, we must really work harder." -G-Dragon
It's been a year since BIGBANG's debut (in Japan) last June and you have received a lot of awards and also had a concert tour. How was it?
G-Dragon: That's right. Many things happened and it's been a busy year. When we decided to debut it Japan, we were really pressured but we thank VIP for supporting us.
D-Lite: During our concerts in February, it was really nice to dance and sing together with everyone. The concerts made us closer to our fans.
SOL: Including our concert tours, it was really a year of receiving a lot of love and support. Our life and BIGBANG promotions will still go on as usual. Our schedules are still full and busy.
Any difference when you walk down the the streets now as compared to last year?
SOL: Last time, we also get recognized but not to the extent that there will be a huge crowd gathering around us. (Laughs) When we go shopping or doing something personal, Japanese don't scream and run towards us. They will just come over and ask for a handshake. They are very polite and well-mannered.
T.O.P: Honestly, I don't really feel our popularity. When we go to Japan to promote our new songs, even if we are here (in Japan), we still think about the things we need to do in Korea. Feeling uneasy and worried about it. Probably because of this, I didn't have the time to feel the love people around gave. But when we received awards from VMAJ just recently (for Best Pop Video & Best New Artist Video), I realized the love that BIGBANG received in Japan and I felt happy about it.
V.I: Last year at VMAJ, we were only there to give the award. But this year, not only did we receive awards, we also did live performances on stage. We felt really good. BIGBANG & MTV's relationship is really good. (Laughs)
MTV Live last June 30 was really interesting. The powerful and energetic performances by BIGBANG was full of charms. Where does that power and charisma come from?
G-DRAGON: Firstly, it is the power of the crowd, of course. Even if Japan and Korea's language and culture is different, they learned Korean because of us. Even remembering all the lyrics and not missing one word. Because of that, we have to work extra hard. Also, before going up the stage to perform, we don't think about the difficulty that we'll face on stage, instead we say, "Let's Play!" If we look energetic, the audience will then feel that we're actually really having fun.
T.O.P: Also we don't waste our energy and we use it wisely in our daily life. For example, we feel that heading out late to play at night is unnecessary.
Is BIGBANG not allowed to have a night life?
SOL: Of course for places like music clubs, we do visit. We drink but not often.
T.O.P: I go there but I don't really move around. (Laughs)
So it's like abstinence. (laughs)
SOL: In relation to abstinence, the time spent alone is really important. I often say to people that I like spending time alone. I've been used to it for years. It has become a habit that I don't think I just can change.
T.O.P: The 5 of us each have personal preferences about living. Some like to spend all their energy doing something but some don't.
Your SOLO performances in Korea are really powerful too. It's different from the normal BIGBANG performances.
G-DRAGON: During our SOLO activities, it's all about the individual/person so you can do what you want. But when it's the 5 of us, we all have different roles assigned to so we have to think about the song and dance steps that all 5 of us can do together. When we're together, we keep to mind that there shouldn't be only one person standing out. When I had my own SOLO, I gave my best and worked really hard. With BIGBANG, I take into consideration helping out the whole team.
D-LITE: During your SOLO, you express the diversity/variety of your own personality and as BIGBANG,you show the best of yourself. Like among the 5 members, you do what you're best at (or suits you the most).
SOL: For me, I do the music I like, most of the time. It's like limiting myself to be purely SOL. So in this case, it's not that different to the SOL I am in BIGBANG.
I see. Everyone has their own opinion. There's a distribution of roles that one can do.
D-LITE: That's right. For example, I normally like to joke and play around, but on BIGBANG's stage, I try to hide this part and just focus on singing and making others listen to me.
V.I: Talking about distribution of roles, I am like the seasoning. Adding it will change the taste of it, too much of it might cause the body to be unwell. The right amount of flavor will be nice.
Talking about food recipes, what kind of seasoning?
T.O.P: Natto seasoning?
V.I: No, something more high class. Something addictive.
It's good that it's not Natto Seasoning. (Laughs) The last part we shall talk your in the drama 'IRIS' called TELL ME GOODBYE and Mezamashi's theme song, HANDS UP. Can you briefly talk about them?
SOL: TELL ME GOODBYE is a very sad song but the lyrics are very fresh.
D-LITE: HANDS UP is the totally opposite of TELL ME GOODBYE. It makes you want to dance along with the song. Although it's different from TELL ME GOODBYE, both songs represent BIGBANG's style. We hope that you'll listen to both tracks~
Scans by Tisya@bigbangupdates
Japanese to Chinese translation by rock77star@baidu
Chinese to English translation by Yvonne@bigbangupdates
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Taeyang I NEED A GIRL (Feat. G-DRAGON)」MV
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Taeyang - I Need A Girl (feat. G-Dragon)
Taeyang had release a 50 second video of the making of his solar album & its hella sexy !
Pics from "Go Crazy" DVD
"After you fall asleep "
GDragon composed and wrote this song for TaeYang, his 10 years friend so sweet
At Choice37 Wedding
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