The next two collaborators need no introduction. Aside from the work they’ve done together under Big Bang (namely Hallelujah and Ma Girl), T.O.P. and G-Dragon have worked with Taeyang on solo and sub-unit ventures.
To be honest, I loved Friend from the first listen and am baffled why it wasn’t as popular as I think it should be. (But then again, that’s my reaction to most things Taeyang.) I’d love to hear more from this partnership because I can definitely see the synergy in their work.
Top and Taeyang – Friend (Our Legend OST, 2009)
Fanmade MV by zerohundredlol
Korean Dream on the other hand, puzzled me at the beginning though the feeling has somewhat abated several live performances later. It’s a matter of taste of course, but this is one song where I think Taeyang’s voice wasn’t used to best advantage.
Gdragon (2009 Heartbreaker) – Korean Dream ft. Taeyang
uploaded by NiC0LaSK3nt
as performed at the 2009 SBS Gayo Daejun (along with Big Bang’s Lies)
And though we are not likely to forget, there is this….
Taeyang ft. GDragon – I Need A Girl (Solar, 2010)
Fanmade MV by fi55an
I love me some GDYB, but while I love the song, I’d love the song just as much without the rap honestly. At this point they’ve both featured in each other’s albums, but I’m still waiting for the GDYB collaboration that will really bring out the best of them both. Till then, my favorite GDYB collaboration remains this…
GDragon and YB Taekwon – Unfold at a Higher Place (YG Family 2nd Album, 2002)
Uploaded by RubberBM
Uploaded by jaoob1
Thanks to the uploaders.
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