Hot Issue is the second Korean EP by South Korean boy band Big Bang, released under YG Entertainment. 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 feat. CL)
3. But I Love You (G-Dragon solo)
4. I Don’t Underestand
5. Crazy Dog
6. Last Farewell