|Released||November 22, 2007|
|Genre||K-pop, hip hop, R&B|
|Producer||Yang Hyun Suk, G-Dragon, Brave Brothers|
|Big Bang chronology|
|Singles from Hot Issue|
Big Bang's first EP after Always further established the group's popularity in South Korea, with the single "Last Farewell" topping online charts for 8 consecutive weeks, sold over 5 million digital downloads. The group's leader, the then 20-year-old G-Dragon produced and wrote the lyrics for all tracks on Hot Issue. "Last Farewell" is a blend of trance hip-hop beats and pop melodies. The song also features rapping by G-Dragon and T.O.P and melodic vocals from Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. "Crazy Dog" features synthesizers and a sampling from the Seo Taiji and Boys song "In My Fantasy." "Last Farewell" won several awards, including Song of the Month at Cyworld Digital Music Awards.
The EP sold over a 120,000 copies in South Korea.
|1.||"Intro (Hot Issue)" (featuring CL)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon||Brave Brothers||1:23|
|2.||"Fool" (; Babo)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon||Brave Brothers||3:46|
|3.||"But I Love U" (G-Dragon solo)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon, S Kush||S Kush||4:15|
|4.||"I Don't Understand"||G-Dragon||Choi Pil-kang||Choi Pil-kang||4:06|
|5.||"Crazy Dog"||G-Dragon||G-Dragon, Brave Brothers, Perry||Brave Brothers||3:40|
|6.||"Last Farewell" ( ; Majimak Insa)||G-Dragon||G-Dragon, Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers||3:52|