It goes without saying the G-Dragon has been one of the most influential K-pop artists in the past decade, drawing accolades for his trend-setting fashion sense and ever-evolving music style. While K-pop is a world where everything moves from one thing to the next at top speed, the BIGBANG leader has managed to stay one step ahead the whole time.
In a new interview with i-D, G-Dragon talked about a variety of topics ranging from his thoughts on Chanel ("You can't explain Chanel. It's a verb.") and his thoughts on performing to crowds of varying sizes (he prefers performing smaller shows because it's more fun).
But perhaps the most interesting part of his chat with i-D was his thoughts on the future of K-pop and Korean fashion, noting that it is only getting bigger in the cultural landscape and he is a part of it, regardless whether he intended to be.
The BIGBANG leader notes that he wasn't trying to be famous when he first started making music, but he was honoured when so many people started taking notice and interest in Korean culture in recent years. While he notes that there's a good and bad side of the fast-paced trends of Korean culture, G-Dragon says he merely tries to take the best of everything as it all comes.
And lastly, when asked what is the purposed of making music, G-Dragon states that he doesn't have an answer to such a big question but he will state that his latest solo self-titled album, "Kwon Ji Yong," represents a new phase in his life as he approaches 30.
One thing is for sure, G-Dragon has left his mark on Korean culture and will continue to do so for a while yet.
Hear us on SBS PopAsia Digital Radio
Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website.
Download the app here: