This man is absolutely fabulous, genuine and a sweetheart. This is his ALS icebucket challenge. He notes that he gave over 81,000 US dollars along with having COPIOUS amounts of ice water dumped upon him.
THIS is the 'rap music' that my character is so thoroughly enthralled with. In the text it even says very clearly that he listens to foreign music and there is a reason that he listens to this particular artist. G-Dragon's music is fun, spunky, bubbly and encourages people to be original, seek freedom of expression and give back to your community. This man is considered the 'King of Pop' in Korea. He is an icon and a hero. He wants to take on the world, and he's only a teenager. Shorty admires him and truly hopes that he achieves his goals.
When you consider the heroes of a hero...this is a staple. My character 'Shorty' is slight, looks incredibly young, and has difficulty being taken seriously because of his looks, his race, etc. So then you have this teenage rapper from Korea who is tiny, spunky, in your face and is trying to take the world by storm. G-Dragon is everything that Shorty is and yet cannot be because he's a vampire and must hide in shadows.
Who knows, maybe one day Shorty will be able to meet 'G-Dragon.' :)