Any fan of  T.O.P. or Big Bang knows the story well.  T.O.P. was a childhood of friend of G-Dragon and when Yang Hyun Suk (YG) was looking to form what would become Big Bang, G-Dragon contacted T.O.P. to audition, they did a few demos for YG and sent them in.  YG was impressed enough to bring T.O.P. in for an audition, who at the time was rapping underground as TEMPO.  But, YG rejected T.O.P because he was ah, too chubby.

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