“I like girls that are like cats.”

“The lyrics and melodies of the songs I’ve written are all my own experiences. Indirect experiences through talking to others or watching movies and stuff. When I’m in love I can only think of happy lyrics, while when I’ve just broken up only sad lyrics come to mind. Songs like ‘She’s Gone’ are a collection of the emotions I felt while watching particular movies.”

The songs G-Dragon (Real name: Kwon Jiyong, 23) writes are all his own experiences. Anyone who’s sharp would’ve picked up his true feelings while listening to his songs.

“I think I have to write honestly so that the person listening can feel what I feel. So they can feel the pain for themselves and be moved. I don’t think it’s possible for someone to be touched by a piece of music that’s been made up from nothing.”

He has, of course, been in love. But the people around him just called it ‘cute puppy love’.

“I thought I was in love but my closest friends still tell me ‘You’ve never been in real love’. Maybe because I’m the type of person who suddenly gets really crazy about something and equally suddenly gets over it. Though I do date for a while…”

He’s also the type of person who gives everything he has to the woman he loves. Even to the point where it sometimes causes inconvenience to his work. He shows his natural unmade self, wanting to be seen just as Kwon Jiyong, not a celebrity; for this reason he is very open even in crowds.

“It’s childish, but I did all that stuff like letting out balloons from the trunk and opening it, and borrowing cafés for the day to do mini concerts. (laughs) I didn’t want my girlfriend to see me as a celebrity so I would go to amusement parks with her with my face covered, and did everything she wanted to do. People say I’m an idiot for not caring about scandals. Even President Yang tells me that I have to be careful to meet the right girl.”

His ideal type is a girl who’s ‘like a cat’.

“I like girls who look have both looks and personalities like cats. I’m attracted to girls who run away when I try to catch them, but approach me and throw themselves in my arms when I stop trying. Someone I can lean on. Someone who can control me from above? I like girls who are fierce and strong. At least when I’m in love, I want to be able to have someone to lean on and rest with.”

After experiencing the sorrow of separating a few times, his thoughts on love have changed.

”I can never break up with someone first. I just can’t say it. If I start a new love in the future, I’m not going to give my all right from the beginning. I want to love slowly now.”

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‘What’s Up’ completes its first round of auditions!

The first round of open auditions have been completed for writer Song Ji-nah’s anticipated new campus drama What’s Up, and a list of the lucky applicants who passed to the next round has been revealed online on the audition webpage. The production still has a ways to go because there were 200 hopefuls who survived the first round; that number was pared down from an overwhelming number of overall aspirants — more than 10,000 showed up and participated.

The drama takes place in the musical department of a university and will begin filming in March. The main cast has already been selected.

They are,  musical actor Jo Jung-seok, Hon’s breakout star Im Joo-eun, Big Bang’s Daesung, Tamra the Island’s Im Joo-hwan, former child actor Jeon Hye-jin, and model Lee Soo-hyuk.

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“The plagiarism controversies were unbearable”

G-Dragon (real name: Kwon Jiyong, 23), whose heart had been aflutter in anticipation of his album’s release, felt despair. Just a day before its release his title track ‘Heartbreaker’ had been accused of plagiarism. His Me2day, which had thus far been a precious way for him to communicate with his fans now seemed like a cold-hearted and scary place.

”Regardless of whether it really is plagiarism or not, I think having the label of ‘plagiarist’ itself is just disgraceful. On the internet people were fighting about whether ‘It’s been plagiarised’ vs. ‘It hasn’t’; the company said they’d fly over to America to set things straight. It seemed like there was going to be a huge legal battle. Everything was just so hard to handle. It makes me happy to sing and dance in front of other people, that’s all..but the people seemed to only pay attention to the bad stuff, I thought I was gonna go crazy. But after contemplating for a while, I decided that singers should answer to any controversies through their performances.

He realised no matter what he said, he couldn’t change anything. So like actors speak through acting in cinemas, he thought singers should speak through their performances.

”I think the only place I can take responsibility for my music is through performing on stage. I always told myself that I’d apologize if I showed a disappointing performance to my fans. I think if I try my best to make people happy, they’ll realize the truth for themselves.”

Jiyong is used to being caught up in controversy from a young age. Does he have some strange power to turn little things into huge controversies? But the attention he receives from both fans and anti-fans are a driving force for him.

”If an online news article about me is released, the first comment is always someone bashing me. I’m human too, of course, I check (laughs). The antis always see them first and leave hateful comments. I’m actually thankful in a way. If these people really hated me, they just wouldn’t pay any attention to me at all. I think they keep checking my articles because they still expect something of me in the end. Something along the lines of ‘I hate this guy, but I still can’t help being interested’, maybe. Because of people like that I feel like I have to try even harder.”

Popular singers just cannot be separated from the public. Affection and criticism are just opposite sides of the same coin.

”Rather than thinking ‘Let’s see who wins then’ about my antis, I think I just have to keep trying hard until they disappear. I can’t ‘beat’ the public since artists have to work together with them. It’s like being a student. I feel like I’ve done my homework as a student and now I’m hoping that my teacher will compliment me.”

He’s even got the providence of the public figured out. He may be precocious but he doesn’t try to forcefully hide his pain from others.

”It’s a hundred thousand times worse when you’re in the position of the one being bashed. Korea is a small country so being in that position is really disheartening. I did understand but it still hurt so bad. I’ve just grown wings to try and fly higher; I’ve come too far to fall now and there’s no way back at this point anyway. I’m trying really hard- I truthfully just want people to be more understanding and like me more.”

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YG Ent.’s new headquarter!

YG Entertainment, Big Bang and 2NE1’s company has opened their new headquarter.

Yang Hyun Seok, CEO of YG Ent. moved to this newly-constructed building last February 3.

YG Ent. officials said, “After Big Bang’s concert, we will be moving to our new building in February.

The new headquarter of YG Ent is located at Hapjeong, Mapo-dong in Seoul. It’s a 7-storey building overlooking the river and one storey below ground. The construction started last June 2008 and was completed in late 2010.

Other domestic market idol, JYP and SM, have offices at Apgujeong and Cheongdam respectively.

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“We became a lot more relaxed after doing individual activities”

It is uncommon for people to know the individual talents and names of each member in an idol group, especially now that they are pretty much flooding the music industry. If one person stands out, another tends to be shunted aside. But Big Bang is one of those rare groups where every member plays their individual role in the group so well that they stand out as a whole.

”If you look at normal idol groups, they usually have one, or sometimes even up to three members who are given all the attention and the rest of them kind of just blend in. And the maknaes aren’t allowed to talk. But we take turns being the one in the spotlight; it was me in our first album and Taeyang in our second.”

Because Yang Hyun Seok believed that singer groups lasted longer if each member was given a chance to show their individuality and ambitions, Big Bang’s members were able to distinguish themselves by showing their talents in various fields. It is also crucial for passionate youths like them to be active in their lines of specialty.

”My forte would be writing and composing while Taeyang’s is looking and dancing like a foreign singer. To put it straight, he’s got style and a sort of moderate beauty. Cute Seungri does his musicals, Daesung showed prominence in variety shows and TOP is becoming more and more determined to show himself as an actor through dramas and movies. After working as individuals, I think we’ve become even closer. We admire each other a lot more too and the topics of our conversations contain way more variety nowadays. We’re more relaxed now, not as in we’ve gotten cocky but as in we feel like we can see further now.”

While the other members continued to show different sides of themselves in their various fields, G-Dragon consistently worked on his solo album. The thought that noone knows how many years it would be until his next solo album, and that this might be the last chance to show Kwon Jiyong as a person kept him going.

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“I don’t know where it ends.”

G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong, 23) most of the songs created by him have been hits. He made his solo ‘Lies’ and instead gave it to Big Bang for their Mini Album Vol. 1 in 2007 which became a huge hit, after that he had a series of hits, such as ‘Last Farewell’, ‘Haru Haru’ and ‘Sunset Glow’.

Although people kept saying we were a ‘huge hit’ we didn’t feel like that. Because we never went out. We’d only go to the broadcasting stations, our apartment, rehearsal rooms and that’s it. We were still just boys and although we kept on getting first place we didn’t feel anything different at all. The audience cheered and we just thought “It’s just because we’re singers”. But while on stage all the audience cheered and we didn’t even notice since we’d be singing.

A saying says that artists are always listening and repeat to themselves words in the inside over and over again, “The next one is really the most important”. As artists I think that is the hardest part. Even after doing well the thought is always “the next one its more important”, always. Usually when people think of artists they think that it might be easy, but it’s really not easy.”

Even when activities are paused it can’t end there, we’re constantly thinking “Let’s word harder” “The next one must be more important’ ‘I cannot give up now’. It’s always a continious tension.(?)

“I dont know where it ends. When I see the fans cheering ‘Big Bang make our dreams come true’ I think ‘wow its no joke’ and I feel responsibility.

Of course Big Bang members though aren’t the kind to take really long breaks. During a vacation day or two at home they start thinking ‘I’ve got to do something’ and go back to rehearse.

We don’t even plan to come out and practice but we see each other dancing, writing lyrics….practice now has been made like our daily routine…Now we spend a lot of time writing songs more than others and we’re able to choose from more. Until now I think we’ve gotten this far because we don’t want to show our fans ‘disappointment’.

Even through those times where he could only run away(?) he learned to keep his balance with the idea of not dissapointing his fans. We now know and feel what he ran so hard for.

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SeungRi, “I will take the responsibility and help SNSD Yuri find a cool boyfriend”

Big Bang SeungRi reveals that he will help out So Nyeo Shi Dae Yuri, who is also a 2010 batch freshman like himself.

SeungRi was featured for an interview on KBS 2TV Entertainment Relay aired on 6th February when he said, “I’m from the same freshman batch as So Nyeo Shi Dae Yuri. I’ll take the responsibility to help her find a cool boyfriend.

SeungRi and Yuri are both accepted into Central University theatre and movie course for 2010.

And SeungRi also emphasized, “I don’t have any intentions on Yuri.” and then he did a video message, “2010 batch friend Yuri ssi. Let’s get along well. See you at school. Bye.

SeungRi also said during the interview, “When I go to college, I really want to join a ‘meeting’* like college students do.”



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