One of a Kind is the first extended play of South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper G-Dragon. It was released on September 15 digitally, and on September 18 physically, through YG Entertainment. The EP consists of seven songs all written or co-written, and co-composed by G-Dragon himself.
Upon release, the album was a commercial success in South Korea. It peaked atop the Gaon Albums Chart and on the Billboard World Albums Chart. The EP also entered the Billboard 200 peaking at number 161, making G-Dragon the first Korean soloist with a Korean-language album to enter that chart. As of 2017, the album has sold over 260,000 copies in his native country, making it the highest-selling album by a Korean soloist since the release of his debut album Heartbreaker (2009).
II. Critical Reception
Allmusic reviewer David Jeffries gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, remarking while "few others would have the daring or money for his flashy wardrobe, [G-Dragon] deserves that swagger due to his talent as well". Jeffries complimented the production in the tracks "One of a Kind" and "Crayon", and compared the record to Lady Gaga's music, writing that the rapper took his "'little monster" attitude and did "some envelope-pushing" with the EP. Korean online magazine IZM included One of a Kind in their list of best albums of 2012, highlighting the variety of genres heard in the album, which included rock, hip hop, and acoustic. IZM complimented G-Dragon's artistic direction and felt that the album brought the "recovery of swag and madness.
III. Track Listing
|1||One of a Kind||G Dragon||G Dragon, Choice37||Choice37, G Dragon
|2||Crayon||G Dragon, Teddy||Teddy, G Dragon||Teddy
|3||Without You (feat. Rose)||G Dragon
||G Dragon, Ham Seung-cheon, Kang Uk-jin||Ham Seung-cheon, Kang Uk-jin||4.03|
|4||That XX||G Dragon, Teddy||Teddy, G Dragon, Seo Won Jin||Teddy, G Dragon||3:20|
|5||Missing You (feat. Kim Yoon Ah)
||G Dragon, Teddy
||G Dragon, P.K, Teddy||P.K||3:27|
|6||Today (feat. Kim Jong Wan)||G Dragon||G Dragon, Choice37||Choice37||3:39|
|7||Light It Up (feat. Tablo and Dok2)||G Dragon, Tablo, Dok2||Teddy, Tablo, G Dragon, Dok2||Teddy, G Dragon||3:34|
IV. Music Video & Audio
|2013||Seoul Music Awards
||Record of the Year||One of a Kind|
|2013||Golden Disk Awards
One of a Kind