Words matter. These are the best G-Dragon Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Stage outfits are loud, outspoken, glamorous, fancy, and very different from normal day-to-day clothing. Therefore, by its nature, it is experimental.
I want to have freedom with everything I do.
If you look at the brands that I like, there are brands I like because of the clothes; then, there are brands I like because of their attitude and mentality.
I often enjoy wearing loud and outspoken clothing on stage, so off it, I usually wear loose-fitting vintage shirts, jeans, or track suits I’ve had forever. I just add styling to those pieces.
Just like anyone else, I want privacy at times, but I understand that I am a celebrity.
You have to believe in yourself, challenge yourself, and push yourself until the very end; that’s the only way you’ll succeed.
As a rapper, I was heavily influenced by American rap albums. But for songs that are more melody-driven, I get my inspiration from Korean albums.
When I perform as a solo, I think a lot about what I always wanted to do but have not done yet.
Unfortunately, in Korea, I feel like some people are just seeing the dollar signs and sending out artists into the foreign markets who aren’t fully prepared.
Don’t be afraid. There is no right answer in fashion.
I want a daughter no matter what.
I started out as a child actor. Back then, I didn’t have a manager or company, and I couldn’t even dream of having a stylist. My mom made and bought the clothes I would wear. I think that was probably when I first got into fashion.
You can’t explain Chanel. It’s a verb.
Kwon Ji Yong is searching for the comfort and reliable people that G-Dragon doesn’t have offstage.
When I don’t look cool enough or when I cannot make good music anymore, I will retire.
I’ve come to realize ways of making music without being excessive.
As a musician myself, I wouldn’t be confident if I received some other composers’ song, because I choose to express myself through the music that I make.
G-Dragon is a fancy person. People don’t expect the upright image of G-Dragon. Kwon Ji Yong is an introvert and has lots of things going on in his head.
I occasionally rapped along to some homegrown Korean rap. And then a friend introduced me to Wu-Tang and played me ‘Enter the 36th Chambers.’ It was very shocking. And then I started to look for different albums. This was pre-Internet, so it’s hard to find the music, and it was even harder to find music videos.
Whether it’s music or fashion, the older I get, I realize what’s comfortable lasts longer.
I want to have daughter, and if I do, I want to make sure she learns ballet.
I was about nine years old when I first heard Wu-Tang’s ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ Before that, I didn’t know anything about rap or hip-hop. I was just into Korean pop.
‘Storm’ was the first song I did as a member of YG. The record gave me a lot of pressure. I didn’t think I was prepared at the time.
I hope that, even when I’m simply just Kwon Ji-yong, I can be someone who still shines even without all these ‘flashy’ costumes on.
I am usually positive and optimistic. If I get stressed or some results are not so good, I let it go by thinking, ‘Oh well, it can be better next time.’ I don’t worry a lot, and I’m not too serious about anything.
We always focus on the quality of music because as long as the content is good, then the interest will be there.
I have a very small physique, so it’s a little hard to find suits that really fit me well. I have to wear sizes that are really skinny.
Because I love shopping, my house is overflowing with clothes. Most of them were bought by myself.
I think Taeyang developed this image as a dancing singer, mostly because of records like ‘Only Look At Me,’ and ‘Where U At.’ To me, personally, I think Taeyang tried to make a change on ‘I Need a Girl.’ It gets a little mellower.
There are times even I am a bit embarrassed by my look.
European style is classic, with its own color, and to me, it always feels chic.
I’m not even sure who I really am sometimes.
I love listening to people talking about their love, and it always gives me great energy.
The sights you can find here in Paris are second to none.
When I create a song, I immediately think about what I’m going to wear when I perform that song. I think about the music video treatment and about how I’m going to look on stage when I perform the record. The connection is so obvious that it’s a single package. An outfit, to me, is almost a tool to express the music.
There are albums that I like because of specific songs, but then there are albums that I like as a complete body of work. ‘Ghetto Fabolous’ is an album I lived with daily.
Americans might not understand, but within Korea, Big Bang was one of the first artists to make their own production. We have our own interpretation of our own songs. We do our own thing.
We believe that anything and everything is possible, regardless if it’s a domestic or international project.
In order to keep my creativity alive, I just try to enjoy life to the fullest.
The most important thing is knowing what you are good at.
Korean people, including me, want to go faster and faster – in music, in fashion, in art, too.
I would write down the lyrics to ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ in Korean – not translating it, but phonetically writing out each word. I didn’t know what they were saying, so I would just write everything down as I heard it. I would recite it and imitate it like that. That’s how I started to write my own raps.
I’m not sure if they do this in the States, but in Korea, until high school, on your graduation diploma there’s a line that states your future goal. Kids write ‘president’ or ‘astronaut,’ or whatever. I always wrote ‘singer.’
Before I was physically there in different countries to meet my fans in person, I didn’t really realize how famous I was.
When I was young and didn’t know any English, I was drawn by the energy and power of foreign songs and their melodies.