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Sunday, December 22, 2013

G-Dragon and Taeyang to guest at Psy's concert on the 24th Posted by vip4daesung on December 23, 2013  

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Big Bang's G-Dragon and Taeyang will be standing on stage at Psy's concert!

The pair will be at the December 24th's concert as special guests. Psy's had various guests such as Lee Juk, Kim Bum Soo, and Lee Seung Gi, and G-Dragon and Taeyang will be the guests at his finale concert.


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[PHOTOS] G-Dragon, Taeyang & Seungri's Instagram Updates! (131222)

  • youngbeezzy's photo Tonight #musicforallallformusic

  • @youngbeezzy's photo #christmas #sale #yey

  • @youngbeezzy: "shopping
  • xxxibgdrgn's photo At Bigbang's Tokyo dome concert rehearsal

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    Daesung Styles His Hair After Kim Woo Bin? Posted by vip4daesung on December 22, 2013  

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    On the December 21 episode of the MBC variety show “Infinity Challenge,” Big Bang member Daesung was invited as a guest on the special “Lonely Friends” episode. Along with other guests Ji Sang Ryul, Kim Young Chul, Kim Na Young, Park Hwee Soon, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, Brown Eyed Girls‘ Narsha, Jin Goo, Ryu Seung Soo, Ahn Young Mi, Shin Sung Woo, and Kim Jae Dong, Daesung came dressed to the nines for the holiday party.

    The “Infinity Challenge” members began to tease Daesung about his outfit and looks upon his entrance to the party, asking him why he didn't come to last year’s “Ugly Friends” special. Daesung countered loudly that he didn't’t belong in that show; besides, K.Will made a brief appearance on that show- K.Will and Daesung are known for looking similar to each other. At this, Yoo Jae Suk exclaimed that K.Will was looking better than Daesung these days.

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    Daesung also announced that he styled his hair after ”The Heirs“ Kim Woo Bin that day, which brought out a chorus of boos and laughter from the rest of the cast. Daesung remained firm to his claim, adding, “I’m a heir today.”

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    Haha then threw the final blow at Daesung, arguing, “You have Son Dae Gwan‘s hair today.” At this, Daesung could not help but laugh in agreement and quickly singing a song from the famed trot singer.


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    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    [PHOTOS] Seungri & Taeyang's Instagram Updates! (131220)


    • seungriseyo's photo BIGBANG JAPAN DOME Tour - Tokyo  DOME Start @youngbeezzy #daesung

    • youngbeezzy's photo We wish your merry christmas 
       
    •  youngbeezzy's photo "Rudolph"

    • seungriseyo's photo 먹구싶은거있어?^^ なんかつくってあげようか?meanings "Do you have something that you want to eat?^^ Do u want me to make something for you?^o^ #seungri

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    G-Dragon to be the New Model of "Hite Jinro: Brand d" Beer Posted by vip4daesung on December 20, 2013  

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    Hite Jinro alcohol brand "d"'s new model group are Big Bang's G-Dragon, as announced on the 20th.

    Shin Eun Ju, managing director of Hite Jinro maketing said "G-Dragon is an icon representing the culture of young people and a great representative of the "d" brand." and that "G-Dragon was the chosen model because, he can appeal to a variety of people include those in their 20s who are the main target. We plan to maximize marketing efforts." The company also hired "Gangnam Style" singer Psy as he is an international face.

    G-Dragon will be promoting the brand on TV commericals, print ads, as well as filming a variety of on and off-line promotions to help excite and inform others about the drinking culture in a variety of activities.


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    Korea Magazine: G-Dragon becomes global style icon (December 2013) [MAGAZINE] Posted by vip4daesung on December 20, 2013  

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    Exchanging Twitter messages with Pharrell Williams about the next album; having fashion houses such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent desperately waiting for their garments to be worn; partying with Justin Bieber all night long and being followed by photographers around the clock. This could be the stuff of dreams for many people. But to G-Dragon, the musical and fashion brain of the K-pop boy band Big Bang, it’s just another ordinary day.

    The 25-year-old singer, rapper and producer has grown into an iconic entertainer across Asia, having come a long way from appearing as a child in “PpoPpoPpo,” Korea’s answer to “Sesame Street,” and Little Roo’ra, a kids’ tribute band to the reggaedance group Roo’ra from the 1990s.

    Born Kwon Ji-yong, G-Dragon has been selected Style Icon of the Year and won the Melon Music Award and MTV World Stage Video Music Award Japan, selling millions of albums in the process. Tickets for his world tours, mainly in Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia, sell out instantly. His every move is reported in real time on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The online world is filled with fan pages mimicking his style and, moreover, his lifestyle. He was the fifth-highest paid idol in Korea in 2012.

    Not just a pretty face

    Beyond his bleached platinum blonde hair, dark smoky-eye make-up and somewhat androgynous and fashionable looks are a passion and talent for songs. His solo songs “Crooked,” “Crayon,” “Heartbreaker” and “G-Dragon” as well as tunes from Big Bang like “MONSTER,” “TONIGHT,” “Lollipop,” “Lies” and “Last Goodbye” have topped the charts upon release. From hip-hop to R&B, contemporary and electronic beats and a little drop of jazz, G-Dragon knows no boundaries.

    The singer was said to be the next Psy, the Korean rapper who became a global sensation with his megahit “Gangnam Style,” but only if he was willing to be one. “At the moment, G-Dragon has no visible plan to embark on the U.S. market,” said an insider at YG Entertainment, the singer’s management agency. “But we are getting a positive response about his latest albums. Nobody knows what will become of the future.”

    G-Dragon, however, has landed in the United States, capturing the eye of the American media. Through the power of the Internet, including iTunes, which enables people to listen to music from all around the world, the singer has created a small world of his own packed with potential. The New York Times called him a “miraculous canvas to work with” in September, when his latest album “Coup D’etat” hit the stores. “He morphs easily into almost any style, he moves with panache and confidence and he has a perpetual sense of theatre about him. His is a version of pop stardom all but abandoned in this country,” it wrote.

    The songster was also highlighted in Complex magazine, which called him the “biggest Asian pop artist in the world.” Complex followed his recording in New York and analyzed his fashion style that goes beyond Balmain, Givenchy and, sometimes, women’s clothes.

    “G-Dragon is in many ways the perfect menswear muse: American streetwear types might only now be catching on, but high-end fashion brands around the world have long been jockeying for GD’s lucrative co-sign,” the magazine said. Critics are also certain that the singer could hit it big. “The great thing about G-Dragon is that he catches the trends of the time, blends them in his own way and creates quality products. It makes him stand out among so-called idols,” said Seo Jung Min-gap, a music critic.


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    Teaser Photos and Video Message for Taeyang's "RINGA LINGA REMIX" [PHOTO/VIDEO] Posted by vip4daesung on December 20, 2013  

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    Taeyang to Release "RINGA LINGA REMIX" on December 20th Posted by vip4daesung on December 19, 2013  

    Preview teaser photo from YG. This remix as of now will only be released thru Samsung Music.


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    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Taeyang's Interview with Naver [TRANS.] Posted by vip4daesung on December 18, 2013  

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    Forget about the sexy guy that sang ‘Look Only At Me’ and ‘I Need A Girl.’ A different Taeyang has risen. Returning as a solo artists after three odd years, Taeyang sounds out the music scene with a song that incorporates colors intrinsic to Korea in the soulful ‘Ringa Linga.’

    ‘Ringa Linga,’ which was released on the 8th at midnight, is a song written and co-composed by Big Bang’s leader, G-Dragon. It’s a full on hip-hop song that showcases powerful rapping.

    With this pre-release song, Taeyang has revved the engine to begin his full-fledged solo comeback. His second full-length album will officially be released in January of next year. Fans will be treated to approximately 10 songs, including ‘Ringa Linga.’ The album’s particulars have not yet been finalized, and it is in the final stages of production.

    In the second half of the year, Big Bang continued to promote domestically through solo releases from Seungri in August and G-Dragon in September. Taeyang is sallying forth as the third batter. Could Taeyang feel burdened by the members’ success? On the afternoon of the 11th, I met with Taeyang at a Seoul Seokyo-dong café to talk about his thoughts, his album and other various subjects.

    Leading up to your second full-length album, you pre-released a song. How do you feel?

    Good. It’s a relief. With this pre-release, I could finally visualize the release of all the material I’ve prepared. I feel like I’ve reached the finish line.

    The album was slightly delayed.

    The original plan was for me to release my album before the other members. Due to various circumstances, it was pushed back slightly. Because I needed to come out with a good product… There was some conflict between what Mr. YG had in mind and what I wanted to do as an artist. But, ultimately, that kind of conflict creates a good finished product. To tell you the truth, I think the timing of a comeback is destined.  I wanted to fill the album with music I’m drawn to, even if it meant the album had to be delayed. There is a little overlap with Big Bang activities, but I think that someday these things will help me.

    The period of non-activity was somewhat long. What has changed [in that time]?

    My musical color has become clear. I have an unwavering will about the music I want to do. I no longer have any doubts about the kind of music I can really do. And because of that, I feel I’ve changed and matured.

    G-Dragon took part.

    Actually, this song was the last one I worked on. Originally, another track was going to be the pre-release song. But not long after the decision had been made, ‘Ringa Linga’ came about. Ji-Yong came by while I was discussing the album with Mr. YG. He heard the beat and said it would be good to borrow the “ringa linga” part from the children’s song ‘Dungeulgae (Round).’ Mr. YG agreed with the suggestion, and so we began working on it. We recorded in a day and finished all production within two days. It progressed smoothly over a short period.

    Seungri and G-Dragon had solo activities, and G-Dragon, in particular, was very successful. Did it create any burden while preparing your album?

    There was nothing like that. Contrarily, I hoped they would do [well.]  Since G-Dragon did well, I hope my album that follows won’t compromise that. I hope not to bring down the group. A big significance of Big Bang’s solo activities is to keep the interest up until we come back as a group. It’s to give a new sensation as a solo artist and, again, a new sensation when we return as Big Bang. The various images and activities of the members are ultimately something that’s needed in order to bring attention and focus to Big Bang.

    I get the sense that you and G-Dragon lean on one another.

    It’s true. We have a special relationship. We’re a match made in heaven, to the point that I think, if I were to marry, it should be with someone like him. (laughs)

    You seem to have totally opposite dispositions. Is there a reason you get along so well?

    I think that’s why we admire each other. Ever since we were younger, Ji-Yong and I were very little alike. Our dispositions are definitely different. But we see what the other has and admire each other for it.

    The teaser photos and music video left an impression. Did you come up with the ideas yourself?

    The concept for the photos and the idea of the music video were all my suggestions. I got the overall concept for the teaser from another country. I travelled to a lot of different countries while on the Big Bang world tour. Each country had a different culture, and I was very inspired. The symbols drawn on my body were inspired from what I saw of the Inca civilization at the historical sites I visited in Peru.

    The music video was produced with the “ringa linga” refrain in mind. The refrain has a very Korean feel, so I wanted that to be expressed well. And the feeling of “Let’s all have fun together.” I thought it would be cool to incorporate our own culture into the video as well.

    Can you give us a hint about this second solo album?

    With the pre-release ‘Ringa Linga,’ we went for a different musical feel because I wanted it to be different from the previous album. You’ll probably feel it when the album comes out, that the overall composition and colors are different. Before, there was a lot of music with emotional melodies. I could have done that again. But I felt this is the time to show more different sides of myself, so the songs comprise a lot of different genres. My color remains untouched, but you’ll also feel a stronger energy.

    ‘Ringa Linga’ is quite different from the sticky love stories of your past songs.

    There are people who felt it was different or were even a little disappointed. Of course, love songs are great, too. But that kind of genre is something I already have, so I could show it again at any time. I wanted to try more things while I’m young still. I don’t know how people who want the old feel will feel about it. But the album has a variety of genres so I think they will still find something to their taste.

    You’re famous for your dancing. Does the choreography this time have a particular point of interest?

    Before, the choreography was often detailed and true to the lyrics. At the time, that was the trend. These days, the choreography I find cool are those of freedom and abandon. The choreography for ‘Ringa Linga’ is very hip-hop and cool overall.

    There has been a lot of talk about the performance music video, too. How did you come to collaborate with such talented dancers?

    Because I like to dance, I seek out and pay a lot of attention to what kind of dance or concept is popular among dancers these days. The dancers leading the trend these days don’t merely film the choreography – they film with a clear concept. I watched the videos on Youtube and picked the best one and showed it to Mr. YG. He liked it. He told me to go work with her and bring back a video of the choreography, so I abruptly went to the US. I learned the dance as soon as I got there and filmed the video the following evening with the dancers there.

    You look like you’ve lost a lot of weight. Did you exercise a lot in preparation for the comeback?

    Since my debut, my lifestyle has become increasingly busy and irregular, so I take care of my health. I’m more mindful of it. My weight naturally dropped because I seek out food that suits me and avoid unnecessary stuff. I used to do a lot of weight training, but these days I do a lot of yoga and pilates.

    Are you considering going on variety programs during your solo promotions?

    I don’t have any plans yet, but I’m thinking I’ll have to for the album’s sake. Though there is the Big Bang dome tour in Japan as well, so I’m not sure if I can. I think it’s destiny that I can’t do it even if I want to. (laughs)

    Any variety program you would like to go on in particular?

    I’m not the type to watch a lot of TV. I’m not sure because I don’t watch a lot of programs. One show I enjoy watching on occasion is Daddy, Where Are You Going?But I can’t go on that unless I become a dad. (laughs)

    You and all the members of Big Bang are in the spotlight as fashionistas. Do you have a lot of interest in fashion?

    I do. Among us, Daesung used to never go shopping. But I think we’ve rubbed off on him recently. (laughs) Seungri enjoys shopping though he goes on his own. TOP likes it, too. Jiyong and I shop whenever we go out. We just really like clothes. Even if something doesn’t suit me, if it’s nice, I buy it. It’s a worry, actually. Shopping is my only expenditure, but I think I have to cut back.

    The Big Bang members seem especially close. And I feel like your role in the group, rather than to shine, is to be its strong center. Your thoughts?

    What’s more important than music are the members. I believe the people around me are who made me. I started thinking that about a year and a half ago. My feelings about Big Bang have become central. I think I try hard to help the members shine. Before, I thought, “Taeyang in Big and Taeyang as a solo artist have to be different,” but I don’t feel that way anymore. Big Bang Taeyang and solo Taeyang are all the same. The fans who look only at me may be sorry to hear it, but this is my role right now. I’m certain that, in the long run, it benefits both Big Bang and myself. Even if I don’t shine brightly right now.

    You don’t seem the type to enjoy the spotlight.

    It’s true. Not only am I not the type to enjoy it, [I don’t get the spotlight] often. I sing because I love music. I don’t think I particularly like the feeling of drawing attention or setting a trend.

    You appear to have a quiet personality. You have an image of a model student. What are you really like?

    You’re right. I have a calm and even temperament. I don’t really express pleasure or joy in words. If I feel good, I dance in the streets. I do have a bit of a model student image, too. In a sense, Big Bang had a lot of issues and controversies over the last few years. And I think that’s why I got this image. I’m seen as leading a model lifestyle, but I don’t think a model image is particularly beneficial to an artist.

    What’s your outlook on music?

    To do what I want to do at the moment. And [what I want to do] changes. My sincerity is always there, embedded, so I do whatever music I feel like doing. I try not to listen to what too many people say. I don’t check [my music’s] reception much either. All it does is shake me. It doesn’t change my outlook on music much. I know very well what I want right now. Because I listen to my own mind well, I pursue the music I want to do.

    Do you have any requests to the public regarding your album?

    It should be released early next year, and, listening to it in full, I can say the care that went into it is immense. I think more care went into it than it takes to make sand lance fish sauce. Haha. What I’m saying is that it is that rich/flavorful. The listeners will decide whether or not they like it, but what I felt was that a lot of care went into it.

    Anything you want to say to the fans who have been waiting?

    Because of the album’s delay, there has been a lot of conjecture, and fans are very worried. When I see that, it concerns me. I’m sure it’s because they care about me, but I want to ask them not to mind the circumstances and just look at the music. As for the end product, those who enjoy it can enjoy it. And those who are unsatisfied can look ahead to the next one. And they can curse me, too. I hope they will focus on the music.


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    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    [VIDEO/PHOTO] Preview of Taeyang on "MNet MUST" (131218)


    • Taeyang performs I Need A Girl, Ringa Linga & Look Only At Me 


    • [NOTE] Taeyang will be broadcast on Mnet MUST (11pm KST) the Dec 18. 

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    [NEWS] Daesung to appear on Infinity Challenge Christmas Special! (131218)

    Preview of Infinity Challenge "Introduce my lonely friends" DaeSung next to HaHa!
    For the past few weeks, MBC’ Infinity Challenge has been planning its ‘Introducing Lonely Friends’ holiday party, where the program members seek out close friends who are most likely going to spend a lonely Christmas.

    So Ji Sub, Lee Dong Wook, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, and many others were invited to the party, but it hasn’t been revealed who will be attending.

    However, a screenshot of a filming schedule sheet of Infinity Challenge was revealed recently on online forums, listing off the holiday party’s possible list of guests.

    On the list included Big Bang’s Daesung, Sunny, Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha, Ji Sang Chul, Kim Young Chul, Kim Na Young, Park Hwi Soon, Yang Pyung, Jin Gu, Ryu Seung Soo, Ahn Young Mi, and Shin Sung Woo.

    It’s unknown whether or not this is the real list of guests that will appear on the show, but as many of the guests were invited in the previous episode, netizens are hoping it is.

    The episode will air on December 21.

    Can you spot Daesung in the preview below?





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    [PHOTOS] G-Dragon's Japanese Debut Fan Event in Tokyo Day-2! (131218)


    • 【SCHEDULE】G-Dragon's Album 「COUP D’ETAT [+ ONE OF A KIND & HEARTBREAKER リリース記念」 @ ZEPP TOKYO, 東京 December 17, 2013 at 08:00PM









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    G-Dragon in Cosmopolitan: Hong Kong's "Top 10 Dream Men of 2013" Posted by vip4daesung on December 17, 2013  


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    [PHOTOS] G-Dragon & Seungri's Instagram Updates! (131217)


    • @seungriseyo's photo "おはよう東京!TOKYO" means "Good morning Tokyo"!@luvalon #seungri
    • @xxxibgdrgn's photo I DON'T POP MOLLY I ROCK TOM FORD #tomford

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