As we all know, GD started out his career very very young under SM entertainment. Which was really before SM was as huge as it is now. I have one question (kind of a couple, actually) to pose to all you Vinglers out there.
The first question is this: Where would GD be now if Little Roora had never been terminated? He described it as "schoking", and said to his mother that he would never try to be a singer again. I feel that if it never got cut, GD would still be a part of SM today. Even though SM scouted him after the fact, the group may have been cut later, if it lasted longer, then Jiyong would have been older and more understanding, and therefore once in SM, not felt pressured to leave. But also, if he stayed, then Big Bang probably would not have existed, since Youngbae was a trainee under YG. They probably wouldn't have met, and therefore never made their duo. Which is a scary thought.
Hypothesizing Big Bang without GD is a hard thing to do. So the second question have for you all is this: where would the other performers be without Jiyong in the group? That is, if you think there would even be a group now. As most of us know, there was a sixth member of BB before debut, but one got cut (who is now in Beast). What I'm thinking, is that if there was never a Jiyong in YG, there could be two possible end results. The first being BB would still be formed, but with YB as the leader, and with the sixth member (well, five now again technically) still there. I feel there would not be as many solos and duos as there currently are. I feel like GD brings the group together, and helped make them shine. The second possibility I can see happening is this: BB never formed, and things stayed as solos. YB would probably still be a star, TOP may still be an underground rapper, and DS and Seungri may still be under YG, but not nearly as big as they would be now.
While I like posting cards about fangirling and fanboying over our idols, by what I love even more (if I have time to) is to post meaningful and thought-provoking cards for everyone to think about. With that being said, enjoy these pictures of our beloved Kwon Jiyong, and tell me what you guys think about what I have to say. I would LOVE to hear what you all think. *end hypothetical philosophy time*
I also just want to thank GD. He brings us more than music. He brings us emotions by pulling us into his world with his feelings and lyrics. So... (I know he'll never see this), but thank you Kwon Jiyong!