Postion: Leader / Main RapperReal
Name: Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
Date of Birth: August,18,1988
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Education: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
Skills: Rapping, Dancing, Beat Boxing, Composing, Singing, and Languages (Chinese, English)Debut: DaeHanMinGook Hip Hop Flex (2001)
Hobbies: Drawing pictures and listening to music
Likes: Fashion, Acting, Cooking, Crispy Donuts, Dogs, Cars, The Drawing ‘Is it like stars or skeleton‘, books (poems, mangas, and magazines), watching cartoons, and himself
Family Members: Parents and Older Sis [Dami]
Personality: He is pretty bright…When he is quiet, he is extremely quiet. He lightens the mood a lot. He leads the group. His senses are fast, has high self-esteem and likes to be outstanding.
Pendent: A bball cap (GD’s favorite style of cap) on top of a star meaning “to become a big star in the music industry.”
G-Dragon initially started out as a child hip hop artist likely in hopes of emulation the popularity and success of Lil Romeo and Lil Bow Wow in the states. He was also a model. However, he could not release an album and was limited to featuring on other YG artists’ albums.
On January 2001, GD debuted on the compilation album Daehanmingook Hip-Hop Flex as a rapper. After his debut, he was recruited along with Tae Yang to act in JinuSean’s mv as mini JinuSean, which was released in February of the same year. Then GD started training out his planned debut as one half of hip hop duo GDYB.
During that time, he was featured on songs by Perry, Se7en, Wheesung, YG Family and Masta Wu. He also had cameos in many YG artists’s music videos and performed live with Swi.T, Lexy, JinuSean and YG Family. He also performed in concert with Wheesung, Gummy and Se7en and in YG Family’s annual One concerts.
Out of everyone, GD was closest to YG and Perry, who thought him a lot, and his relationship with Hyun Suk was even described as “father and son”. GDYB released 2 songs on YG Family’s second album, but never debut or released an album. In 2004, GD and Tae Yang were both listed as YG new faces and scheduled to debut that year.
However, Hyun Suk announced that their debut was canceled in favor of forming a four-to-six member group. It took until 2006 for BIG BANG to be officially announced via The BIG BANG Documentary Reality Show. Meanwhile, GDYB were featured in Se7en’s album and performed with him at the World Cup.
After graduating from high school, he decided to wait a year before applying to college, and took his college entrance exams in Fall 2007. G-Dragon is BIG BANG’s leader. He is also a rapper and vocalist and has been producing with BIG BANG’s releases with the help of Hyun Suk since the beginning. He also wrote many of the lyrics and recently started songwriting and arranging.
• has tattoos on his inner arms: right is “vita dolce” meaning sweet life in Italian and “moderato” on his left meaning moderate (a musical term) done on May 2007 by Carey Heart (husband of U.S. artist Pink) at famous tattoo parlor “Hart & Hurtington Tattoo Parlor” at Palms Casino in Las Vegas
• “G-Dragon” comes from his original name “Ji Yong”because Yong means “dragon” and Ji sounds just like a “G”
• Love it when people call him “Kwon Leader”
• Older Sis, Dami owns online clothing store called “Style Love” or “Style Luv”
• "Lie" was suppose to be GD’s solo because he wrote it, but in the end they decided to sing as a group
• GD's childhood friend is KangIn from Super Junior
• GD’s most prized possesion and he grew a habit of orgnizing it all the time is his shoes hats clothes. The reason “Even though it’s only clothes, once you loose it, you can’t just buy it back.”
• [2001.09.04] Perry - Perry By Storm (Track 01. Storm (with Jinusean, Masta Wu) ; Track 08. G-Dragon)
• [2002.04.03] Wheesung - Like A Movie (Track 7. Magic Eye)
• [2002.10.xx] YG Family - Why Be Normal?
• [2003.03.07] Se7en - Just Listen (Track 1. Intro (with Perry)
• [2006.03.08] Se7en - 24/7 (Track 14. Run (with YBTK)
• [2006.11.02] Se7en - Vol.4 - SE7OLUTION (Track 7. Can You Feel Me)
• [2007.04.19] Lexy - Rush (Track 7. Super Fly (with 태양 and T.O.P)
• Perry MVs - Get ready & Storm
• 1TYM MV - Hot 뜨거
• Jinusean MV - 전화번호
• Masta Wu’s 1st album • Was in YG family’s ONE concert
• Swi.T’s first album
• GD once said that he wanted to be like Teddy when he was older