GD Interview “I spent my first year as a trainee cleaning”
[continued from Part 2]
After learning about the hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, and wanting to
learn freestyle rapping, G-Dragon started to be close with the People
Crew brothers (hyungs).
"The older hyungs found this little kid who wanted to learn how to rap cute. I appeared on their cable TV program, played around and then joined them in the 2001 Korea Hip-Hop Flex album."
Participating on the album with people who did Korean hip-hop helped G-Dragon a lot.
"For the album, I wrote the lyrics and then recorded it. The hyungs said it was good but my English was poor because I haven't gone abroad and that the content was generic. The lyrics were like, I am young but I am the best. (Laughs)"
G-Dragon was in the title track and wrote his own solo song. The album was really his way to get known. In the US, Lil Bow Wow was becoming popular and in Korea, there was Ryang Hyun Ryang Ha and Boa. That was also when YG Entertainment's president Yang Hyunsuk was able to notice him.
"Sean of Jinusean saw me and then told President Yang Hyunsuk. Perry (main producer) also liked me and wanted to try producing for me. I was really nervous when I met with YG then. He was my favorite when he was in Seotaiji and he had a good fashion sense with his short-sleeved shirts and I liked the way he danced. But when I first saw him, my first impression of him was different. He was wearing slippers and then asked me with a weird accent, 'You're here?' He looked like a neighbor uncle and not a member of the Seotaiji."
Yang Hyunsuk told G-Dragon's mother about his plans for him. When his mother left for a while, YG sort of told G-Dragon, "Tell your mom when she's back that you want to join YG."
"When we got home, I cried and begged and so I signed with YG. When I was 13, Jinusean, 1Tym, and Lexy were with YG. When I went to the office for the first time, I saw Dongwook hyung (Se7en) wearing hip-hop clothes on and playing with the noonas from the company. During that time, he was the most beautiful person I'd ever seen."
G-Dragon started his trainee life by cleaning practice rooms. He mopped the floors and cleaned mirrors with newspaper and did what his sunbaes told him to do.
"For 1 year, the only thing I did was clean. I get water for my sunbaes who practice and prepare their food after it was delivered. My usual sked was 1 hour of cleaning, 2 hours of practice and then 1 hour of cleaning again."
Before he turned 14, he participated in Perry's album, went on music programs and the finally joined his hyungs in a concert. That was also when he met Taeyang for the first time, the boy from Jinusean's music video.
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Big Bang HITE Behind the Scene Picture
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Big Bang for an epic concert?, Also with 2PM, SNSD, & 2NE1!!
That's right Vips.The 30th anniversary of Lotte Duty Free, 2010 8th Concert has been released with idol groups: Big Bang, 2NE1, 2PM , & SNSD will hold an epic concert together on March 6th at Seoul Olympic Park. Last year it idols suchs as Big Bang, Rain, and Super Junior was at this concert.
TO GET TICKETS:
For customers purchasing over $300 of cosmetics and perfume in the Lotte Internet Duty free store you’ll be entered into a random drawing where we’ll select random winners and invite you to the concert.
Period : 1/27/10- 2/20
To whom : For customers who purchase over $300 of cosmetics and perfume in Lotte Internet Duty free store
Election date (winners selection) : 2/23/10
Prize Pool : 500 Family concert tickets ( 2 tickets for 1 person)
*Seats will be designated in sections R, S, and A and selected randomly.
*Performances may change by unforeseen circumstances.
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100127 GD on BIGSHOW Rehearsal
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Big Bang’s “Big Show” Concert will improve Korea’s Tourism
The South Korean Touristic Committee picked Big Bang’s “Big Show” concert, which will be held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics from January 29th to January 31st, for their ‘Visit Korea from 2010~2012′ campaign.
A representative from the committee said “Last year the five members of Big Bang were working on their own individual activities but this time they will gather as one under the same roof” “During those 3 days (of the concert) approximately 2 million Koreans and foreign visitors are likely to come” he predicted.
Promotional booths at the performance venues will be available for Korean fans and foreign visitors which will increase the promotion to the Korean National Tourism campaign.
A commission official stated “These visits to Korea by foreigners to Hallyu star’s concerts, events, etc. have a big economic impact on the country, therefore the Korean National Tourism campaign will continue to promote such events.”
Korean article: naver
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Arirang Pretty Boy Singers – G-Dragon
Wow GD beat heechul? that’s surprising, I’ve always thought heechul has the most girliest face in all of kpop but I agree GD is beautiful even without the wig, he is just really pretty! (:
Big Bang on Sukapa~ Magazine!
Omona, bigbang is now cover of magazine~! Vip’s I feel so proud about them! Because a MAGAZINE COVER is really big deal to japan. Only the popular stars are allowed to be a cover girl or a cover boy~! So yeah I just wanna share this to ya’ll :) And and and ! Guys, I just wanna share this to you all, about the popularity of bigbang here in japan~! I sometimes hear their song been played in random mall here in japan! and I think the most popular member of bigbang here is Kwon Jiyong and Choi Seung-Hyun. The third one is Youngbae ~ ! Its cute how they call our boys. :) G-Dragon as Ji-YON. T.O.P as TO-PPU. Tae yang as YAN-BE / SORU. Seungri as SUNRI. Daesung as DEI-SO. Thats all ;)credit:ibigbang
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Big Bang in March Issue of Junon Magazine (HQ)
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G-Dragon was an SM trainee for 5 years!
G-Dragon, it’s like he was destined to become a star. As one day he went with his family to a ski ressort where there was a dance competition going on by SM Entertainment, under Lee Soo Man, G-dragon’s talents attracted him and he was picked as a trainee for SM. He did SM trainee activities for about 5 years during the period when HOT and Boa and SHINWA and SES were gaining popularity.
“When I first was a trainee at SM I wouldn’t go practice everyday because at that time the company wasn’t all that big so I’d go once a month or every three months. SM officials probably don’t remember anything about me anymore although I was very active and danced a lot. I wasn’t a handsome boy and I had kind of a brat face and a mischievous look but i still danced good and followed the directions the best that I could. At one time I was even playing around and sitting on the laps on SHINWA members, who praobably wouldn’t remember?”
While he was an SM trainee G-Dragon did not have a clear vision of his future. Yet as a trainee during 3rd grade elementary school he found out about the Wu Tang Clan through his best friend and it was the first time he was introduced to that kind of music. He then naturally learn how to freestyle and rap after he joined the People Crew.
Korean article: asiae
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became popular when he was young by being part of Little Lulla. Little
Lulla was a hit like An Angel Without Wings. ~another show
"I was on MBC's Bbobbobbo before. I sat next to Bbomee (?) nuna and I danced really well. I guess I was discovered by Little Lulla then. We even went on a concert tour and put out a carol album."
Little Lulla was very popular then but after awhile, the company decided to terminate it, which became a big shock to the 8-year old G-Dragon.
"As an 8-year old, I was shocked. I thought I would continue to be singer. I even told my mom that I wouldn't do it again. And then I lived a normal life as a student."
But it seems like he was destined to become famous. One time, his family went on a ski resort where SM Entertainment, headed by Lee Sooman, was conducting a dance competition (or audition). He joined and got chosen to be a trainee. He trained for almost 5 years, during the time when S.E.S, H.O.T, BOA and Shinhwa were gaining popularity.
"When I trained under SM, it wasn't the big company it was today so instead of practicing every day, I would go once a month oonce every three months. People who worked at SM probably don't even remember me. SM officials don't probably remember me anymore but I danced a lot. I wasn't handsome but I had a mischievous face and followed directions very well. There was even a time when I sat on the lap of one of the Shinhwa members."
As an SM trainee, G-Dragon didn't have a clear vision of what he wanted to do. When he was in 3rd grade, he discovered the Wu-tang Clang through a friend. He then joined People Crew (?) where he learned more about freestyle rapping.
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