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G-Dragon and Taeyang recall back to Big Bang's difficult rookie days

By alice101   Thursday, December 15, 2016   117,747   25,987   0



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The Big Bang members recalled their struggles as rookies during a new album release interview with 'MyDaily' which was held at the YG Entertainment building. 

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During the interview, G-Dragon opened up and said, "When we first debuted, we released a lot of singles. If we re-released it now, people will think they're new songs because there's a lot of people who didn't know them...These days, when rookies debut and top the charts, people call it a 'successful debut,' but when we were rookies, it wasn't that kind of system. We started from the bottom. We tried many things. We came out with 1 single per month and performed them, to the point camera directors were feeling sorry for us. They told us, 'You guys must be struggling,' I remember."  

G-Dragon smiled and continued, "Back then, we were poor-looking." Taeyang added, "We were 'hungry' [for success]. We didn't care about anything else." G-Dragon added, "We would get up in the morning, and if there was no schedule, go to lessons, clean the apartment, and sleep. We did almost all variety shows. We went to all performance stages. We would make choreography, write music, record them, and do concerts. It really wasn't easy." 

Towards the end of the interview, Taeyang expressed his thankfulness, comparing himself to 10 years ago. He said, "Before, I would go and do interviews and take photos at different media companies...Thank you for coming all the way here for us; sorry and thank you. Even if we lacked in some ways, hope you can understand. Please be careful of the cold." 

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ziyueee Sunday, December 18, 2016

awwww no matter what we as fans still love your songs & album <3 #KINGS4EVER XD <3 :)

kiko_san Saturday, December 17, 2016


kiko_san Saturday, December 17, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES CHOSE BIG BANG’S “FXXX IT” AS ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE SONGS OF THIS WEEK The New York Times of the US found BIG BANG’s new single “FXXX IT” “intriguing”. On December 16 (local time), The New York Times chose “FXXX IT”, one of the title tracks of BIG BANG’s third regular album “MADE THE FULL ALBUM”, as one of the most notable songs of this week. Under the headline of “Big Bang Prepares of a Split”, the magazine wrote, “TOP… is scheduled to begin his compulsory service in the South Korean military soon…In advance of the split, Big Bang has released three new songs, completing the ‘Made’ album announced last year.” It also wrote, “Of the three, ‘FXXX IT’…is the best, a slow thumper with strong singing by Daesung, tart rapping by TOP., all captured in a characteristically wacky, neon-bright video.” Every week, The New Work Times announces The Playlist, the most notable songs and videos chosen by its pop critics. Earlier on, BIG BANG’s “MADE THE FULL ALBUM” has also been chosen as “Best of the Week” by Apple Music. Demonstrating BIG BANG’s global popularity, the album continues to be on the no.1 spot on the iTunes albums chart in eleven countries even though it’s been five days since the album has been released. The music videos are going viral too. As of 12 PM on December 17, the music videos of “FXXX IT” and “LAST DANCE” each posted 15,317,426 and 11,470,411 views on YouTube. Combined, the music videos recorded 26,787,867 views and are expected to surpass the 30 million mark soon. Meanwhile, BIG BANG is to appear on MBC’s Infinite Challenge to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut. Also, the group will perform its new songs for the very first time on SBS’s Inkigayo on December 18. Source: X Sports News via YG Life

toBASHthebashers kiko_san Sunday, December 18, 2016

I'm happy they were in the article but I really hate the title they used - "Bigbang Prepares for a Split" like WTH!!!! BIGBANG WON'T DISBAND... Can they please learn the word HIATUS!! ugh... all articles are like this! So damn annoying!

ThreeDelivery Friday, December 16, 2016

I remember they said they had rats in the dance studio and all that.

kiko_san Friday, December 16, 2016

BIGBANG  LAST DANCE MV is now  11, 348, 697 millions view! [ 4 days ]

ziyueee kiko_san Sunday, December 18, 2016


kiko_san Friday, December 16, 2016

BIGBANF FXXT IT MV  is now  15, 015, 508 millions view!  [ 4 days ]

zbut27 Friday, December 16, 2016

YES! The rookie statement they made was so on point. Rookies and their fandoms these days are always saying how "this new group is better than this sunbae group and are going to replace them". But they wouldnt have existed if it wasn't for these older groups. This 2nd generation of kpop (BB, SNSD, WG, SUJU, ETC) had some of the toughest rookie days..they literally had to EARN their respect and place in the industry. And they eventually internationalized k-pop becoming the top groups. Nowadays rookies automatically receive love and attention and their fandoms get cocky, taking it for granted. Thinking about struggles of groups like BB and SNSD (my favs) makes me appreciate them even more.

youextra zbut27 Friday, December 16, 2016

atleast mention groups not from BIG 3. those are the real groups who had to work for their meals. and just to correct you, it was the 1st generation that did all the hard work and put kpop on the map. not your favs.

Smokeace youextra Friday, December 16, 2016

It's an accumulated effort. The 1st generation began the overtaking of Kpop over Jpop (which was way more popular back then). The 2nd generation paved way for the international audience. I would say the Big 3 isn't the big 3 for nothing, they were the ones who played the major role in doing so and wouldn't be the big 3 now if they didn't.

shannnnt zbut27 Friday, December 16, 2016

DSP was a major player during the 1st and 2nd gen idols too it's not just the current big 3. In fact they were SM's main rival during the 90's.

chloe29 Friday, December 16, 2016

No words can express how much I am proud of them. Back then, I was stanning another group and i noticed BB was always winning in music shows and the way they performed seemed arrogant for me. I disliked them. But after seeing their performance in MAMA 2010, I was literally blown away by their strong stage presence. They become addicting that I continued being a VIP. Forever I will support them! BIGBANGISVIP!!!

vipislife Friday, December 16, 2016

I'm crying aaaah !! MY KINGS MEAN THE WORLD TO ME! You'll never catch me not supporting my KINGS because I know they struggled so much. They earned their success and they deserve all thr glory they are receiving🙏🏽👑❤️

mango_91 Friday, December 16, 2016

Their style before was dope. Their style today is bad actually, pink hair yellow fantasy style, no thanks.

miyub1123 mango_91 Friday, December 16, 2016

no one could pull off those fashion really. but they looks good and trendy for me. their style never meant for charismatic all the way, :)

mango_91 miyub1123 Friday, December 16, 2016

They intend to try something new but definitely not my taste, so no thank you.

miyub1123 mango_91 Saturday, December 17, 2016

nahh its okay. diff people diff taste

Hang_MiMo Friday, December 16, 2016

They spoke like real leaders!! You do you Big Bang!

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