“Subject Matter” … Prod by Chris Peden

Okay folks, moving along with more music from the forthcoming,

” On The Virge “, album, here is the musical version of my previous post….

Production by Chris Peden ……

It’s def’ got something ….

So, give it a listen ….

….. and Remember, it’s not about what you ingest, it’s about the QUALITY of what you choose to feed your minds ….

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” Subject Matter ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So folks, we move along in these crazy times, with more crazy things happening !?!

The first one being, England winning the Cricket World Cup ?

Well, I have to say that the ending was far from convincing, not only from a cricketing perspective, but also from an officiating one too, anyway, I have nothing further to say about all that…..

Whatever it was ?!?

The deal this week is, that i’m sharing a piece written a while ago, that covers the ol’ faithful for black folks now, well, it was for a while at least….

Black Lives Matter !!!

Hmmm, yeah okay, well, I know for now, that, mine does to ME, but to others, well, i’m not banking on ANYONE, being a good soul, and helping me in a time of need, and that goes for ALL Creeds & Colours of people.

Cynic … ???

Well, I think not, just being practical, because if we start with this individual, Jeffrey Epstein !!!

Weinstein, Epstein …

Anyone seeing a trend here folks … ???

Anyway, this dude is like, allegedly, Sex TRAFFICKING no less, having been convicted of solicitation of a minor, and allegations of more … BEFORE … !?!

Plea deals his way out of that one, only to now be found to not be such a … ” Terrific Guy ” …

As Donald Trump has previously, suggested him to be ?!?

Now, this dude counts the likes of Bill Clinton & Prince Andrew, no less, among his FRIENDS.

Again folks, any trends recurring in your minds about these hierarchic circles … ???

Moving on, gotta quickly mention this woman in England, calling for a WHITE DOCTOR, who left A & E,

YES Accident and EMERGENCY …. Only to go home and write a complaint, about not getting one … !?!

… Like okay, the next time she goes in, and it’s a life threatening scenario, I hope there are no white doctors available again, and we’ll see how she does with that attitude then … !!!

Same ol … Same ol folks …

I also read quite an interesting article about a young woman who infiltrated, one of these, white facist online groups, who is suggesting that their usage of online platforms to gain support, isn’t necessarily something that should be ignored.

I mean, these things happen repeatedly, rises of this kind and that kind, from essentially, racist groups, and now of course, as has been the case with The Trumpster’ tonight ….

The US Congress,

” Symbolically “, condemn ….

Let me REPEAT …

” SYMBOLICALLY ” … go look it up, if you don’t know what it means …..

…. because, in a matter like this, it essentially doesn’t even, really give a slap on the wrists, to this individual, who is now attacking congresswomen, notably of colour, for expressing what he determines to be, Anti-American Views, when criticising the inhumane treatment of … ” Illegals ” … under the current administration.

It’s weirdly like the situation with, Ex Ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, whose e-mails got leaked, exposing his rather blunt assessment of a shambolic Trump Presidency & administration, which lead to him resigning because of some of the well, incendiary comments made about good old Don !!!

Firstly though, it should be noted, that he was due to retire this year ANYWAY … !!!

So, maybe it was a case of well …..

I’m gone soon anyway, so let me be honest, for a change !

MAYBE …. ???
…. is all i’m saying folks … ???

Talking of maybe’s, well renowned Reggae artist, Tony Rebel has spiced up things, by suggesting that, Gay Dancehall artists, should just come out and let the world know, which has opened a can of worms and speculation, as to who could, or couldn’t be gay, amongst the scene ???

Well, Eek A Mouse seems to have taken to quite the method to either, affirm his status and position, or maybe, just use the furore, to advertise himself to the world again ….

I wouldn’t even try to say what, however, it seems that the vibe is that the LGBT Community are showing their power, by again, managing to neuter, freedom of expression, by stopping Sizzla’ from performing at a show in America.

So, the vibe is that their agenda matters, more than artistry that is honest and free …..

Or …. is it … ???

If, as has been suggested, they obviously know who is who within Jamaica’s artists, and that some of these same artists may well have been those, slamming same sex movements … ?

Then, that’s an interesting one huh folks … !?!

JAMAICA, No less … ?!?

Well, the devil may wear a red dress, but right now a lot of undressing of individuals, is going on, and this will be an interesting subject to follow, fa sure …..

However, do any of these things, REALLY Matter, and why are certain subjects, so much more important than others eh … ???

Well, this weeks piece, covers an abundance of these topics & more ….

So, here’s the acapella, musical track, soon to follow ….

So folks, here’s some different …

Subject Matter … to feed your ears and minds !!!!!

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Can’t keep a good man down, Mr Bond is Back & BLACK, pon’ a groovy track … !!!

In times like these, never mind Shaft, Times 3 ….

We could do with this dude, infiltrating these F’d Up Police !!!!!

Enjoy the ride one last time, before he hits a new lik’ …

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“The Politics of Things” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

The Politics of Things

So folks, another week passes, and plenty is happening !

Boris “ BJ “ Johnson, finds himself in a two horse race to become Brit PM, against Jeremy Hunt, already under some suspicion of vote rigging, (Sound Familiar !?!) whilst apparently having a bit of a domestic at home, where a neighbour claims to have heard a female in some distress !!!

Well, If we are to believe the …

“ Get Off… “, screams, that may have been from his current partner, Carrie Symonds.

One could understand, it is Boris Johnson, after all !!!!!

Bad choice of man Carrie !

So, no sympathy here, especially as he’s going through a divorce, and apparently, has quite the wandering eye, when it comes to the ladies !!!

Further suggestions of Cocaine use, as well as comments coming out from his past, where we black folks are apparently, inferior, and just wards of white chiefs, suggest that his politics will fall perfectly in line with Donald, who figured he’d threaten Iran with military strikes, over a drone !

Tut Tut Donald, a hardened businessman should know, not to pull cards, that, you aren’t willing to play !!!

Dangerous times, when guys like these two, may prove to be the partnership from Hell, for Migrants, people of colour, and amazingly, women !!!

This of course, just goes to show that a fat, bank balance, quells some women’s need for a strong, good looking man, to lie down with. They literally, in the case of Boris, like a fat guy, who is as bigoted, as he is rude, as long as his bank balance is full !

Spoilt … ???

Well, it does seem so, a Bullingdon Club Boy Too !!!!!

A group with some shady tales, surrounding their movements, as well as being a group that David Cameron was also part of too !!!

Nothing good can come from a Johnson / Trump relationship, in my view, which leads me to the news that, Democrat front runner, Joe Biden, also has a history of affiliating himself with, blatant racists, who he claims, he chose to work with, because it makes sense to try to work with those, who you disagree with, and that his buddy, James Eastland, was not,

“That Bad A Guy.”

This same guy, who made these comments at a segregationist rally, not so long ago !

“In every stage of the bus boycott we have been oppressed and degraded because of black, slimy, juicy, unbearably stinking n*****s.” According to Robert Caro’s Master Of The Senate, Eastland went on to urge the crowd to “abolish the Negro race” with “guns, bows and arrows, slingshots, and knives.”

Oh and let’s not forget that Mr. Biden was Mr. Obama’s Vice President !

We are in very strange times, when neither he, nor Donald Trump, feel any need to apologise for embracing bigots, or, in the case of Trump, embracing, death penalty calls, for young black men, who were eventually proven to be innocent of crimes, that seem to have had confessions, coerced by police, in the case of the, Central Park Five, because he says, “ The boys pleaded guilty !”, even though, as said, their confessions were obtained under extreme circumstances and pressure, from the aforementioned, police officers !

It’s a crazy old time, politically, from The West to Africa, and even as far afield as Hong Kong !

Protest after protest, against what the title of this weeks piece affirms, as being the way that this world is run …..

A system that is as fractured, as it is biased, because of essentially ….

The Politics If Things ….

Take a listen …..

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As Ava has shown, we get this a little too much ! ” When They See Us ” …

So folks, as previously stated, I’ve been feasting my eyes on some incredible pieces of visual art, that have reflected some very disturbing truths, about the issues that black people face in the United States, care of Ava Duvernay, Jay Z and, of all people, Harvey Weinstein !

However, in the case of the story told, that of Kalief Browder, RIP.

This is visual art, that takes you into a life & death story, that is done tastefully, and respectfully, but in a brutally honest way, so, say & think what you like about Jay & Harvey, in this instance, one has to credit them with taking people into a world, too often dismissed as non-existent, by those whose privilege, allows them to be, so quick to question the injustices that the system they embrace and benefit from, dishes out to the not so privileged.

Much like the critics of these films, apparent ….

“ Anti-White Agenda “ …..

Like SERIOUSLY … !?!

DENIAL is also …

One HELLUVA’ Drug,
For … CERTAIN FOLKS … SMH !!!

However, the movies, “ 13th “, about the US Prison & Judicial System, and the much talked about, “ When They See Us “, are outstanding pieces of real life stories, put to film.

Accurate, for the most part, from what is shown, and, wonderfully shot and acted, by the main cast.

It’s engaging, disturbing and, for many, a very hard watch, but, one that EVERYBODY, regardless of race, gender or status….

NEEDS TO WATCH, in my opinion, because as said, we darker folks and marginalised communities, have had this stuff twisted and misrepresented, for long enough !!!

It’s NOT Some ….

Chip on our shoulders,
Figment of our imagination, Bullpish’ … !!!!!

We ARE Demonised !
We ARE Vilified !
We ARE Hated !
We ARE Mistreated !
We Are WRONGLY Imprisoned !

And Then ….
After All This,

If we manage to survive,
We ARE then … Left to DIE !!!!

Yet, Even With All This …..

We’re still able to somehow find, the strength, resolve & determination, to find ways, and individuals, who are willing to face the harsh realities of our existence, and then, present them to the world, regardless of all the obstacles placed in front of them …..

I’ll leave it at that, because this all leads to the piece i’m sharing, as a result of watching these films …

Written long before seeing these movies, this piece is a very serious reflection on what, dark skin undoubtedly, does to a lot of people, upon first sight, before they even take the time to delve into what may lie beneath …..

So, as apt a title as …

“When They See Us “ … is …

The title of my piece, is as obscure as it is appropriate, for the, never ending trials that go ….

WAY BEYOND ….

The name calling, and Truly IGNORANT levels of hatred !!!

These are the issues that are not so easily confronted, and overcome !

Systemic, Institutional Racism, via policies, laws, and those enforcing those laws, that, as the movies and this piece, will explain …..

SADLY ….

STILL involve people of colour, YES BLACK PEOPLE, from prison guards, to judges, to district attorneys, and, dare I say it, those in hierarchies, way above these puppets, who are truly, poor excuses for people !!!!

Be you white or black, or somewhere in between, I make NO APOLOGIES, for any offence caused by what you have read or hear, if you choose to ….

Because …..

Regardless of our …

“ Apparent Progress “ …..

The TRUTH is CLEAR …..

….. When you choose to wipe the sleep from your eyes, and state of mind …..

We darker skinned folks are STILL..

The VICTIMS of …… SUBSTANCE ABUSE …….

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“Murder Murder Murder Kill Kill Kill” … written & performed by Big Virge

So folks, as time moves on, the manner of apparent, human development, does not separate itself from the ways in which people choose to Murder & Kill …

So, just to pick a couple of things out, that caught my eye over the last couple of days, whilst most get caught up in D-Day whatever, and Trump reaching the UK …..

Pffff …

The Sudanese are being given marching orders by the African Union, after allegedly having protestors shot dead in the capital, Khartoum.

Apparently, over a hundred people !!!

All this, over these political factions, whose desire for power, seems to have them forgetting, that, killing those who oppose you, may not in the end, result in you having so many to control ….

The irrational nature of these actions, and where they stem from, truly baffle and disturb, as does the case of the Fentanyl Doctor, Dr. William Husel … !!!

Fentanyl Folks, which I keep seeing and hearing, popping up in TV Shows i’ve perused of recent, so be aware !!!

Well, whatever he was, he decided, again allegedly, to overdose patients, without any authorisation, or consultation, in Ohio !

Again, the volume of people he has allegedly killed, murdered, or, put to sleep, as it were, is truly, just ridiculous, and a disgrace !

So, whilst he awaits whatever due process, to establish his guilt, it seems we really aren’t learning, regarding the maintenance of the highest protocols, when it comes to taking care of our elderly people, or, the usage of force by military groups, against the populous, who in many cases now, are merely showing their lack of faith in the political processes of the world, as we’ve seen from France to Africa, respect for life is in a disturbing place, from state perspectives, globally.

Meanwhile, The Trumpster’, has been trying to woo the queen, and those who seem to have very little issue with welcoming, such a vilified character, into their country, homes, and of course, private discussions, about the future, while the likes of Piers Morgan, praise his ability to stave of military conflict … ???

Well, if all this doesn’t disturb you enough, the youth are as ever, causing more and more injuries and fatalities, while the politicians bicker amongst themselves.

So, just once more, I preach to the youth here, more than anyone else ….

THINK, and COMMUNICATE, before getting irate and resorting to sealing someone’s fate ….

#STOPTHEVIOLENCE

and STOP All This Murder & Killing !!!

Take a listen ….

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“Murder Murder Murder… Kill Kill Kill !!!” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Well, folks, certain posts require very little to explain or define their purpose ….

Well, from the recent news of the Japan, Zurich and Virginia shootings …..

All that needs to be said is that this poem was written over 10 years ago, and for all the wondrous technological advancements, and apparent advancements in race relations, that we’ve made …..

One thing that continues to advance that could do with stopping, is the regularity of such senseless acts of violence and TERRORISM, which reminds me of the Hate driven killings in New Zealand … !!!

So simply folks ….

DON’T let the title mislead you …..

This is a piece that calls for people to …..

STOP THE VIOLENCE.

Production handled by Chris Peden, from the forthcoming,

” On The Virge ” … album, due to be released, later this year.

This is not one to enjoy, it’s one to take in, and think on……

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” I’m Used To Them Now ” … Prod by Strat Carter

Well folks,

It’s that time again, and after the weekend I’ve had, this is the perfect tune to drop ….

It truly is incredible how fast some people can be online, or in text, with their chat !

Particularly, these white folks who only find fault in things that they disagree with, in terms of ones use of expression.

Especially, when it doesn’t fit in with their …

“ Lily White Lives “ …..

They seem to only be able to deal with, “ White Angst “, regarding social issues and the manner in which they are directing the modern world.

I’ve had it from so called black friends too !!!!

…. being told that I was CRAZY, when I was dealing with my mother, when she was extremely close to death ???

However, when people contact you, out of the blue, for a favour, but then get into the type of political discussion, where they then defend the likes of Theresa May, and the UK, in the wake of recent events, like The Grenfell Fire, Brexit’ and The Windrush, “ Hostile Environment Stuff “ …

It truly is amazing how offended they get, when someone, especially a black person, explains to them why we might not have sympathy for people within the political arenas of today, and the past incarnations of it !

So, within 10 texts, I went from the guy to ask for a favour, to a guy with A PROBLEM !?!

Indeed I do, when it comes to individuals, who have blinkers on, when it comes to acknowledging the legacy of colonially driven ideals, spread by the British.

So, therefore, as usual, want to pass the buck & throw stones at other houses, who have followed the British Model, to divert from the fact that Britain is undoubtedly, one of the most Racist places in the world to live !

NOT because of OVERT ….

But …..

COVERT Acts of Racism !!!

…. Then of course, you have these white folks who’ve spent time in Africa, have money, travel loads, and then think that because they are ingesting the thoughts of black people, who have embraced their systems of governance, that they can direct your attention to things that avail a less ANGRY and BITTER position, regarding certain aspects of today’s world, it irks some, fa sure !!!!!

However, I must firstly, thank these two individuals for inspiring my pen to get hot this weekend, but more importantly, as this track shows,

Explain that, actually, it’s all good because ………..

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“Enough” … Performed & Written by Big Virge

Okay folks, so, quite the interesting few weeks it’s been, Barca putting the smack down on Liverpool, in no uncertain terms, only to feel The Anfield Massive, rock their world with an equally impressive 4-0 home victory, to send them through to another Champions’ League Final !!!

Incredible, but the job still has to be finished, so hopefully Jurgen can get his tactics right, and dismiss Spurs, but I wouldn’t like to put money on this one, two adventurous teams, with plenty of options, so, it’ll be an interesting final fa’ sure methinks !!!!!

Judd Trump doing the same to John Higgins, to win his first World Championship, congrats to him, he’s avoided becoming the new, Jimmy White, by making sure he got the BIG ONE, at least once.

However, away from sport, well of course, The Avengers Endgame Finale, has come and gone, but wow, what a response, and appropriate ending to a very lengthy series of 22 movies, that are all linked, in some way or t’other, to each another !

I think a very impressive job has been done by the cast, and Russo Brothers, of actually pulling it off.

However ……

UNLIKE The British Voting Public, the fans, of which I am one, have certainly NOT had enough, so, hope there will be more, well crafted, fantasy stuff to come from the Marvel Universe !!!

However, back to the world of politics and politicians doing everything, but, pleasing those who choose to embrace them, as the right folks to guide their respective nations to a life of peace, prosperity and happiness.

YEAH RIGHT … !!!!!

It’s clear from voting patterns, that many have had enough, from Britain to France, to Venezuela, where things really are pretty crazy !

Africans in South Africa are in the midst of more elections, although other parts of Africa are still seemingly, having issues with rigging, bully tactics, and violence, in the appointment of leaders.

The Israelis and Palestinians continue to prove that they haven’t yet, had enough of attacking one another, in more and more senseless acts of violence, and of course, The Trumpster is still Trumping any kind of conviction for his alleged, illicit practices, to gain his position of power, Mueller Report or NOT …. although it seems that one or two parts of the legal establishment, may have had enough of the Presidents efforts to block things coming to light, that perhaps need to be the subject of more judiciary hearings !

Indonesians also seem to have had enough of political wrangling, which has lead to alleged usage of live bullets on protestors, by the Indonesian forces, just CRAZY !!!

Even Drake is suggesting, ENOUGH with the disrespecting of each other by artists … Huh Hm ….

I think he’s in the wrong part of the music realm, to be making such requests ….

Brooks Koepka has definitely NOT, had enough of winning, and did a stellar job in retaining the PGA Championship, congratulations to him !

…. and of course, the ongoing racism debate in England, which is being seen as a problem, that, the powers that be, are not and have not, done enough to eradicate ….

Interestingly, the Brits have also been told, ENOUGH with your claim, to hold on to lands that should perhaps, be in other nations hands, thus, The Chago Islands, according to The UN, should go back to the Mauritians.

The word … ” Decolonisation ” … seems to be being thrown around, much to the concern of the Brits, and notable allies, in a landslide vote that saw 100 plus countries support Mauritius’s claim to the land, which has of course been used as a military base for British & American armed forces ….

I dunno about decolonisation, however, if this is as suggested by the Brits, a dangerous precedent, well, let the danger continue, if it’s purpose is to continue the empires demise, which does appear to be happening, even if, only in minimal ways, long may it continue in my view ….

…. which leads me back to Britain, and this incredible situation where, Prime Minister, Theresa May, is constantly being called out as a failure, who should now remove herself from office, resignations, and subtle positioning, by her apparent …

” Colleagues ” ….. Huh Hm …..
To … Usurp her position !!!

Yawn Yawn YAWN …

BORING ………………

However, the signs are there, that people are beginning to recognise the error of their ways, in supporting these ministers, who they are slowly, but surely, beginning to have …

Like This Weeks Poem Suggests, on various levels ….

ENOUGH of.

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” The World is Fine ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So folks, as per the title of the post, let me just say that …

It REALLY IS Ya Know … !!!!!

I am not, and probably will never be a huge environmentalist, simply because of the ridiculous levels of hypocrisy that seem to follow those, claiming to be the biggest supporters of change, that would benefit this world that we live on.

I’m not even gonna waste time to start calling names, because there are far too many individuals, who are blatant hypocrites, and those who perhaps, are a little more careful in keeping their indiscretions hidden !

However, let’s just look at our good friends, the politicians who CLAIM to give a damn ……

UNTIL …..

Monetary factors begin to sway their visions of being,

” A TRUE Friend of The Earth ” …..

Who the people can believe in … !!!!!

Well, I think the first port of call should be their chauffeurs, and someone should ask them, just how environmentally friendly their employers are when it comes to their cars, and their fuel emissions, and that’s before we get to flights, jets. etcetera etcetera !!!

Pop Stars …. ?

Yeah RIGHT, like they aren’t professional liars and hypocrites, for the most part !!!

Then of course, The PROTESTORS, who stage these gatherings that, apparently, effect some degree of change in politicians, or ministers in the UK, who couldn’t manage to gain a double figure turn out for environmental debates, in parliament chambers, as was recently exposed in the UK … !?!

It’s all a lot of HOT AIR …. and that is NO PUN Folks !!!!!

It all looks good until you realise, that, like most things in this world, money dictates how things are dealt with, as has recently been shown in the Notre Dame situation !

It’s clear that the super rich have their specific causes that they REALLY Feel, are worthy of generous donations from them, which, if you apply it, in this case, could resolve INNUMERABLE Issues, linked to climate change …..

Well, couldn’t it …. ???

Just a thought folks, so, here’s my two cents on this subject, that caused such a stir in London recently, when the, Extinction Rebellion Demonstrations, which were in no small way, influenced by our younger generations, actually did disrupt how things functioned in London, well, for a few days eh … !!!

It’s back to the same ol same now then though, isn’t it … ?!?

So, not quite the same ol’ same from me, but a few thoughts on the environment, ecosystem, and the ecology that continues to damage, that which nurtures our very existence …. ?!?

Take a listen :

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