“Calm” … Prod by Chris Peden

So folks, as the release of the EP approaches, here’s my Favourite track of the four to be initially released from the, On The Virge Album, which will follow in 2019

In times where tensions are running pretty high, politically, socially and in peoples’ general attitudes to one another, this is pertinent subject to present artistically.

Territory issues, Personal and otherwise !
Certain vibes need to just ease down………..

So, as the track says, i’d rather see more of this, than all the other Pish’ going on right about now !!!

So, check it out …..
and remember to …. KEEP YOUR ….

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“The Intellect” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Okay Folks, so, hope all is well with ya !

These days, with this OVERLOAD of news, fake and true, it’s becoming very difficult to stay focussed on current events, because there really is so much going on !!!

Suffice to say, my observations remain as they’ve always been, too much talk from political whatevers’, and the subsequent ignorance, and insanity, that now seems to ensue from these individuals words, in those who choose to embrace ideals that continue to prove that the idea of voting for leaders to run, COMPLETELY CORRUPTED Systems, is proving to be a less than a shrewd endeavour.

Oh and before anyone gets on their high horse about options… ???

Well, as many are saying now, who really knows what the repercussions may be from embracing outside help for, internal problems !?!

The economic system is broken, and may well get much worse, if this Brexit’ issue causes the chaos that many seem to now be BELIEVING to be likely,

Who THE FUCK KNOWS … ?!?

However, what many of us, DO KNOW NOW, is that for all the talk of positive economic shifts, who exactly now is claiming that ???

Huh … ?
… are you able to say that nothing is a problem, financially now ?

Well, if you can, can you let the rest of us in on your secret then ???

…. because it seems as though the squeeze is on for many currently, from a financial perspective, and that common sense is beginning to reign in brains, when it comes to how they maintain themselves, and more importantly, their children future.

It’s a tough time across the globe, conflict brewing in Ukraine, Wild Fires washing away the Rich Folks home in of all places, a place named … ” PARADISE ” … !!!

Donald is just … Being DONALD … !!!

and Police are now taking FLYING KICKS in the streets from the youth, before we get to the usual number of shootings, that are now those of Legally Armed Blacks, and of course the MISTAKEN identity ish’, as well as banks calling the Po Po on Rap Millionaires for them to be accosted by their own BIG RIDES in the car park … !?!

Just CRAZINESS as ever, so maybe people could just TRY to show a lil’ COMMON SENSE, before, as per a recent incident in Barbados, picking a fight with the WRONG GUY !!!!!!

So, this month’s offering from me deals in using and BETTER Still, RESPECTING …

The Intellect !!!!

So, take a listen and ….
Come on folks, slow ya roll, and keep your heads out there yeah !
Blessings and Guidance to One and ALL …..

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“Punch” … Produced by Chris Peden

So folks, onto the third track from the soon to be released, Living On The Virge EP.

The fact that many people these days, are attempting to punch above their weight class, in no small part, inspired this set of words, that have now had some, rather crazy Revvvvveeerrrrrbbbb added, amongst other things, to make this track …..

Thinking about the apparent, upcoming, ” Big Fights “, in the Heavyweight Division, and then thinking of the Great Fighters mentioned in this track, kinda affirms my belief, that, things just ain’t as good as they used to be …..

So, as said, CRAZY as the music is, the lyrics are far from being so …..

So, put this on blast, and reminisce with me as I associate this business of lyricism, with some great fighters from the past……

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“Mad Talent” … Prod by Anthony Lowhar

Yes Yes People …..

Keeping it moving with another track from Virges World Vol. 2.

This one is my take on the abundance of CRAP that has infiltrated the creative realm of music, and more importantly, the lyricism that makes Great Music …. GREATER, by saying things that have something more to offer people, than the nonsensical mumblers and others, who seem quite happy to desecrate artistry, for a quick fix of money, pussy, or notoriety.

Of course things move on, but as I have heard a couple of well known musicians, recently tell politicians, if, from a societal perspective, we seem to be regressing, I wonder how much of this is due to the music that is now being fed to young people …..

An interesting question which this tune addresses in no small way.

Thanks to Anthony L… on production …..

This piece here, is INDEED FILLED with …

… ” Mad Talent ” … !!!!!!

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” Balance ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes Folks, so what’s been occurring, or should that be RECURRING !?!

Brexit’ … !!!!!

Trump Administration resignations, and of course, allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women and children, from charities like Oxfam, to the likes of Bill Cosby, who the system, amongst a plethora of others, have finally collared, for his indiscretions against at least one of his many accusers.

The other news that seems to be a recurrent thing of recent times, is the volume of natural phenomena, wreaking havoc across the globe !

There has been loss of life in quite a few places, as a result of Typhoons, Hurricanes and flooding, here, there and pretty much everywhere, from here in Barbados, where the south coast, recently took a pounding, to mudslides in Uganda, that have taken at least 40 lives !

Then, we of course have the Florida situation, where Hurricane Michael did it’s thing, ripping through Mexico beach, and Panama City, leaving at least 30 dead, and a considerable amount still unaccounted for !

Indonesia too, taking a literal pounding from a Tsunami and Earthquake that has sadly taken the lives of many children, and hundreds of people. Mass burials and a recovery that is proving to be very difficult, due to poor levels of communication availability, and issues with aid getting to those it needs to reach, very sad and difficult times for the people of Indonesia !

Hurricane Leslie has managed to cause flooding in Portugal, and Spain, and even Wales has been flooded, due to Storm Callum !

It’s crazy to see so much imbalance in the world, nature is one thing, but when people are being accused, left right and centre, of everything from harassment to rape …

Without CLEAR Proof …

One has to wonder where the balance is, in this world now.

It’s a crazy time, but hey, if you’re not falling victim to any of these things, you’re okay right, well, i’d rather see less of these issues, and more balance in peoples assessment of things, especially, all this apparent misogyny, and abuse of the ladies.

I mean, now Cristiano Renaldo is being accused too, I guess the #MeToo Movement may have an alternate strain soon, where men are saying, well damnit, I’ve been accused too !!!!!

Whatever happened to Kevin Spacey eh ???

Isn’t Jail somewhere that he should face, instead of being supported by the likes of Dame Judi Dench ?!?

… and how has Brett Kavanaugh managed to get to be on the Supreme Court in the US, even with the same type of accusations as Bill and numerous others uh … ?!?

The scales don’t seem to be so balanced when it comes to President Trump and his cronies eh … ???

The President can get away with calling poor ol’ Stormy D, ” Horseface ” … having won the lawsuit she filed against him for defamation ???

She may have to balance herself on her back, just a bit more, to pay the Presidents legal expenses !!!

My point being, that it truly seems to be a world that is finding more ways to imbalance itself, than to find some balance that enables us to all be clear on what’s okay or not, when it comes to the realms of what we say, and, how we say things to each other.

Truly CRAZY, so I think this month, i’ll share some views on Balance, or the lack thereof, in people these days …..

So, my last words for this post are simply these …

STAY BALANCED Folks …. before you sink your boat !!!

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“People Like You” … Prod by Chris Peden

Okay folks, as has been previously promised, there is a forthcoming,

” On The Virge ” release, that is as musically experimental, as i’ll probably ever get !!!

Certainly Different, however, as powerful a sonic backdrop as this piece of verse deserves ….

Love it or Hate it, you really should play it, maybe more than, the once, before making your decision on it, as there is an abundance of music and sonic movement, to go along with the heavy lyricism and vocals of well, ME …

Check it out ….

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“People Like You VP Mix” … Prod by Strat Carter

So folks, following on from my previous post, which I know def’ ROCKED A few jaws … !!!!

Well, lyrically, this piece has always had similar powers, but with this sweet groove, provided by Strat Carter, it had to get on Virges’ World 2 !!!!!

It’s actually the Rough Cut Mix, but it’s a good’un,

Smooth and Venomous …..

So NICE, I had to post it twice ….

Run it Yes …
and take the ride … !!!

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“Sick” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes Peoples’ ….

So what’s cracking’ …

Well, Serena’s cool, at the recent US Open Final, and what a furore this has created, as well as some rather offensive artistic offerings, in Australia !!!

Surprised, NO …

Sickened, well a little, these days it takes a lot to actually sicken me.

I recently saw Sicario 2, and without spoiling it for those yet to see it, expect some visual sickness, reflective of the issues surrounding control, and movements around the Mexico / US Border.

So much stuff going on that could sicken stomachs, that it’s amazing to see that people just carry on, without too much thought about the sick things that are happening in this world of ours.

So, rather than select a thousand instances, the last couple of things i’ll touch on are the story of a 12 year old who went into his school in Iowa, intent on shooting a teacher, IN THE FACE, no less !!! Only to find that the gun’s safety was still on !!!!!

THAT …. in Iowa …. !!!!

…. while, in the UK, Celebrity Big Brother House, a Certain, Roxanne Pallett, pulled some, sick idea of an attempt to define male harassment, when basically, fully embellishing what was a simple moment of well, ” Playfulness “, from one of her male housemates, only for it to blow up in her face, because in this instance, everything was captured for the world to see.

#MeToo eh girls … ???

Well, as Ms. Pallett has found out, you better be telling THE TRUTH about Male Abuse !

NOT ….

Your Version of events, as this incident has shown all of us who have seen the recent flood of accusations of male abuse, unsurprisingly, come from the whole Hollywood fraternity, from essentially nowhere, to not necessarily jump to every accusers defence, quite as speedily as many have been doing !!!

My point being, that with such a SERIOUS Thing as physical abuses of women being essentially ABUSED, by this lil’ … ” Actress ” … just goes to show that the sickness of abuse isn’t as straightforward as that of the abuser, immediately being labelled as being a nasty piece of work !

Sometimes, those claiming these, same abuses, are even worse, because lying about something that affects so many women, who consistently say that it’s an INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT thing to bring to peoples attention, is indeed pretty sick in my opinion !!!

As said, the world is filled with much worse things, but essentially, we live in a pretty sick period of human existence !!!

and sometimes, just sometimes, that sickness comes out in artists vision of the world that we live in …

So, with no further ado, written a while ago, and i’m not sure whether I feel any better or worse about the state of things, but, know that these words will always sicken, because they will always reflect some part of the world we live in.

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” They Try ” … Prod by Strat Carter (Explicit)

Yes Yes People …..

Keeping it moving with more Big Virge Music !

Back to Virges’ World Vol. 2 …. for this Strat Carter produced number, we had a lot of fun in discussing & finalising the production for this, the effects are very deliberate on this track, not that the others haven’t been, but, it was interesting what each of us heard and how it all came together, in the end.

Having been shown some of the stuff deemed worthy of the recent VMA’s, especially from our young crop of so called, Hip Hoppers …..

Well, suffice to say, they’re doing they’re thing in the new age of what’s HIP, in Hip Hop, uh hmmm ….

My thoughts on a lot of these young cats, be they Kendrick Big, or, not so, are basically where this track starts, but moves as ever, into multiple areas of where people be trying REAL HARD, to prove they are …. ” Whatever ” ….

Well, sadly for me, they really AREN’T …

Trying hard enough to produce that good stuff, as expressed in this piece ……

Check it out here …..

Available on iTunes etcetera ……

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” Cooler ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

So guys what a hot few weeks it’s been eh ?

Wildfires, heatwaves, the world cup, and a variety of hot topics continually arising, that should be causing, at least the odd raised eyebrow, in terms of what is being revealed, or NOT, as the case may be.

So, this month’s little ditty will cover a few things, from last years Grenfell Fire, and the reaction to it, to the continual revelations of Hollywood abuses, and the reactions to them, that continue to heat up, as more and more female stars release information that will have a lot of producers and big movers, loosening their collars, due to the heat of allegations surfacing, and, resurfacing, from the past. Kathleen Turner being the latest to have certain people, looking over their shoulders, right about now.

As per usual, the Donald Trump show continues to simmer, until he gets his nose out of joint, over say, Lebron James, or NFL Players continuing to kneel, or, refusing to stand for the American Anthem before games. The issues of trade, and of course, his rather high profile meetings of recent, which should apparently, be cooling down tempers and the need for nuclear arms.

The Catholic Church, seemingly, abusing children just about everywhere they’ve been, with quite the level of protection, from members of their church to police not taking matters seriously, upon notification of child abuses, that have also been kept under the radar at some schools for decades, coming to light.

It’s definitely been a hot summer, but, not just due to the weather.

Even Tiger Woods has found his golf clubs hotting up, as he gets very close to returning to the major winners circle, at the PGA in St Louis.

The Zimbabwe election situation has caused tempers to hot up due to disputes over the legality of President Emmerson Mnangagwas’ election win. South African land appropriation, and a number of other issues in the African Continent.

The Ben Stokes case is hotting up, as did his temper clearly, as the story seems to keep changing regarding his position in the argument that led to him, as he claims, protecting a couple of gay guys from facing abuse …..

Hmmmm, something doesn’t quite add up about that whole scenario, much like the issue of race, as another white nationalist rally is heading to Washington, whilst racist graffiti has been sprayed on a house in Rochdale, where a black family were excited about moving in, so, that debate is still hot for those who aren’t part of the fraternity of famous black folks, who are now not so keen to raise the issue because of the green in their pockets, that has them feeling comfortable.

Well, as this poem suggests, we all could do with a cooling down, or maybe an exhibition of more coolness, when some of these issues confront us.

It’s been a hot summer for sure, but, unlike rain, some of these other hot issues may require some other cures.

Anyway, take a listen and enjoy, and stay cool folks !!!

Bless Up

Virge

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