Hot Issue (EP)
|EP by Big Bang|
|Released||November 22, 2007|
|Genre||K-pop, hip hop, R&B|
|Producer||Yang Hyun Suk, G-Dragon, Brave Brothers|
|Big Bang chronology|
Big Bang's first EP Always further established the group's popularity in South Korea, with the single Last Farewell topping online charts for 8 consecutive weeks, sold over 5 million digital downloads. The group's leader, the then 20-year-old G-Dragon produced and wrote the lyrics for all tracks on Hot Issue. The song is a blend of trance hip-hop beats and pop melodies. The song also features rapping by G-Dragon and T.O.P and melodic vocals from Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Crazy Dog features synthesizers and a sampling from Seo Tai Ji & Boys' song In My Fantasy. Last Farewell won several awards, including Song of the Month at Cyworld Digital Music Awards.
The EP sold over a 100,000 copies in South Korea.
|1.||"Intro (Hot Issue) (featuring CL)"||G-Dragon||G-Dragon||Brave Brothers||1:23|
|2.||"Fool" (바보; Babo)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon||Brave Brothers||3:46|
|3.||"But I Love U" (G-Dragon solo)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon, S Kush||S Kush||4:15|
|4.||"I Don't Understand"||G-Dragon||Choi Pil-kang||Choi Pil-kang||4:06|
|5.||"Crazy Dog"||G-Dragon||G-Dragon, Brave Brothers, Perry||Brave Brothers||3:40|
|6.||"Last Farewell" (마지막 인사; Majimak Insa)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon, Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers||3:52|
- "But I Love U" contains a sample of "Rhu of Redd Holt Unlimited" by Paula
- "Crazy Dog" contains a sample of "In My Fantasy" by Seo Taiji & Boys
- "Hot Issue". YG Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- Kim, Hyung Woo (2008-01-21). "빅뱅 쥬크온차트 8주 연속 1위 기염, JOO도 2주만에 7위 진입" (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
- "Song of the Month". Cyworld. 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
- "Big Bang 1st and 2nd in Hanteo's Annual Album Sales Chart". Asianpopcorn. Asianpopcorn. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2011.