” 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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“Is It Such A Crime ?” … A Poem written by Big Virge 26/3/2006

Is it … ” Such a Crime ” … ?
to … ” Speak Your Mind ” … ?

Because ….

it … Seems to be …
if you’re … NOT WHITE …

I hear this, said …
So Many … times … !!!

“Virge, you scare folks !
with words you rhyme !”

and that’s … NO JOKE … !!!

but … words I … “Quote” …
are … NOT … The Type … !!!

to … ” Start A Fight ” … !!! …

but may … ” Unsettle ” … ?!?
Those who … ” Settle ” …
to … “hide” … behind …
A … “LIE FILLED” … life … !!!

Can Someone … DEFINE … ?
Why it’s …. ” Such A Crime ” …. ?
to ….. ” Criticize ” ……
…. ” Political ” …. types …. !?!

In times like … THESE …

” FREEDOM ” … of … SPEECH …
is … NEEDED … just like poetry … !!!

if we’re to … ” Ease ‘ …
” Pain and Misery ” … !!! …
and crimes of … More …

… FATAL DESIGNS … !!!!!

“Murders” … “Rapes” … !!!
Crimes … based on … Race … !!!
and Crimes … Inclined …
To Keep … ” The Masses ” …

…………. “blind” ………….

Like Those … in … ” Folds ” …
who make ….. Mistakes …..

Do THEY … ” Pay A Toll ” … ?
for … CASH … THEY TAKE …

” Mistakes ” …
THEY SAY …… !!!

That …..
Pay for … ” Homes ” … ?!?

“It was merely, a loan,
from a chap I know !
No more questions now,
i’ve got to go !!!”

“A chap you know ?!?
can’t we know his name !?!”

“Are you insane ?
is it such a crime ?
for you to find,
that, friends of mine,
help out, in times
of financial strain !?!”

“Of course not sir !
but don’t divert,
what is his name ?
and did he donate ?
to your friends campaign ?
Need I ask you again !?!
the question is
what is his name ???
Let me make it plain !
Are you quite sure
he hasn’t bought
A Peerage, and,
is now a lord ?”

“I will not answer
any more ! What
do you take, politicians for ?
Anyone would think,
our dealings, stink !”

“Well, no more than
a poor street whore
is it such a crime
to want to know more ?”

Could this be why
Government guidelines
are trying to stem
peoples’ questions !?!

If …..
Free Speech … ” Ends ” …

What’ll happen to … THEM … ???
and ……. ALL THEIR …….
” Pre-Planned ” … arguments … ?!?

It seems that … THEY …
will …. carry on ….
Airing …. views ….
Even if … They’re wrong … !?!

Isn’t that … A Crime … !???!

It would seem … NOT … !!!

So …..
How can it be a … ” Crime ” …
to …. ” Speak Your Mind ” …. ?!?

Especially when ….
You’re Proven … RIGHT … !!!

I find this … ATTITUDE …
at …. ” Poetry Nights ” …. ?!?

if you speak about … ” Your Life ” …
that seems to be …. FINE …. !!!!! ….

Or Express … FRUSTRATION … !!!
at the … State of The … NATION … !!!

Through words you write ….

If you are … WHITE …
and they make folks …

…….. SMILE …….. !!!

But …..
if you’re … BLACK …
and make … ” Attacks ” …

On Racists … or …
On … Western Plans …

You’re treated like …
An ….. ALIEN …… !!!!!

It must be … A Crime …
to be a ….. BLACK MAN ….. !???!

Especially when ….
you have … A MIND … !!!!!

Inclined to … WRITE …
” Poetic Rhymes ” …
that spread … ” Insight ” …

” But, SOME BLACKS DO !!! ”

“Well, if that’s true,
let me ask you who
Mr. Zephaniah ???
Okay, that’s one !
But, he’s spent time,
inside prison !!!”
I’m talking about
a black without
a history, of
dodgy deeds !!!”

I think you’ll find … ?
THAT MAN … is … ME … !!!

NO … Prison Time … !!!
has … Big Virge … SEEN … !!!

But ….
May Well … do … !!! ? !!!
for words I speak …

Even when …
My Record’s … CLEAN … !!?!!

Well ….
Clean … ENOUGH … !!!

I … HAVE BEEN …
…. ” Cuffed ” …. !!!!!
for … ” Slapping a girl ” …
For … DISRESPECTING … !!!

……… MY MUM …….. !!!!!

and ….. ” Driving Drunk ” ……

But ….

Both … ” Misdemeanours ” …
were … just the … ONCE … !!!!!
and like …. ” Benjamin ” ….
were when … I was … YOUNG … !!!!!

But …
The Point … i’m trying to make …
is … Black … ” Americans ” …
are … Deemed to be … GREAT … !!!!!

For …
Taking a … STANCE …
Against … ” Racial ” … HATE … !!!!!

WHICH … ” English Black ” … ?!!!? …
Can … Make The Claim … THAT …

They’ve Gained … RESPECT … !!!
for … Taking … THAT STANCE … !?!

What does that say … ?
about those who … CLAIM … !!!

THAT …….

“Blacks are treated,
JUST THE SAME !!!
as every other race,
on, English Shores !!!”

“Are THEY, QUITE SURE ?!!!?”

I’m NO … Malcolm X … !!!
But … DO HAVE … ” A Cause ” … !!!

My cause … ” DEPLORES ” … !!!!!!!
These … ” Government Laws ” …

cos’ … if you’re …
Black and … POOR …
You’re gonna …
SUFFER … for SURE … !!!!!

Even if …. You’re … NOT …
Police now …. “Plot” ….
to … ” Shoot You Down ” … !!!!!

or … Question you … ?
Even if … ” They Doubt ” …

THAT … You … ” ARE ” …
“THAT” … ” Drug Dealer ” … !?!

OR ……. ” The One ” ……..
who STOLE … ” That Car ” … !!!!!

Laws They … PASS …
are now … ” Pure Farce ” … !!!!

It seems … they’ve moved …
But …. NOT TOO FAR …. !!!!!!!

Away … from keeping …
Us ……….. Apart ……….

Ask Yourself … WHY … ???
are They … ” Inclined ” …. ?

to … “RESTRICT” … those …
Who … EXPOSE … Lies … ?!? …

” Creatively ” …
or … ” Otherwise ” …

Through …..
Simply Saying ….
What’s IN … ” Their Mind ” … !?!

PLEASE …..
ask yourself … ” WHY ” … ?

” Is It Such A Crime ? ”

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“Visions” … A Poem written by Big Virge 27/9/2005

Do you have … ” Visions ” … ?
of a … ” Better Life ” …

” Visions ” … of a home …
and a … ” Beautiful Wife ” …

I Visualize …..

When I … have time …
and describe … ” My Visions ” …
through … ” Poetic Rhymes ” …

Words and Pictures …
Help …. Design ….
Inner Visions … in …
” My Mind ” …….

I think … you’ll find …
Those words … Aren’t Mine … !!!

Those are …

Stevie Wonders’ … Lines … !!!!!

A Man with … ” Vision ” …
but … ” No Sight ” … !!! …

A Man … whose words …
SHINE Like … ” Sunlight ” … !!!

If you were … “blind” …
What would you write … ???

If what you heard …
became your … ” Sight ” … ???

Stevie’s Proved …
throughout … His Life …

” Visions ” … come …
from … ” DEEP INSIDE ” …
and … come from … ” Those ” …
Who … ” USE ” … Their Mind … !!! …

” Inner Visions ” …
” Superstition ” …

Both are … Stevies’
” Compositions ” … !!!

His Visions … have …
” Inspired ” … ME … !!!
since I bought …
” My First ” … LP … !!!!!!

My Use … of words …
has … ” Factual Visions ” … !!!!!

But some … prefer …
to write … ” Pure Fiction ” …

If that’s … ” Your Way ” …
Then …. ” That’s Okay ” …. !!!

I Can’t … Tell You … !!!
What You … Should Say … !!!!!

But …..
Have … an opinion …

So What’s
Your … ” Position ” … ???

Are … ” Your Visions ” … ?
” Fact “… or … ” Fiction ” … ?

Do you …. Visualize …. ?
… ” A Wonderland ” … ???

or … are you … HERE … ?
in … This Here … Land … ???

Writing things …..

for the … ” Good of Man ” … !?!
and YES …. Woman ….
and … MOST OF ALL …
for … ” Our Children ” … !!!!!

They NEED … Some Truth … !!!
AS DO …. Their friends …. !!! ….

Before … They Walk …
Into …. ” PROBLEMS ” …. !!!

Our Futures’ … rest …
with … Some of … them …

That’s Why …
They … NEED … !!!!!

” Visions ” …
of … Sense … !!!

Rather than visions …
of … ” Pounds and Pence ” …
or … of things like …

….. ” False Defence ” ….. !!!!!

Visions … SPREAD …
by … Governments … !!!!!

Children …..
NEED … ” Visions ” …
of …. ” TRUE LOVE ” …. !!!!!

NOT …. of all ….
This … ” Push and Shuv’ ” … !!!!!

Visions of ….
A … ” Loving Hug ” …
from … ” Their Dad ” …
to YES … ” Their Mum “… !!!!!

Visions … ” WITHOUT ” …
” Knives or Guns ” … !!!!!!!!

“Visions” ….. where …..
They’re having …. FUN …. !!!!!

On a beach ….
in … Bajan Sun … !!!!!

Well that’s … ” My Vision ” … !!!!!

I Pray it comes …..
Long Before … i’m … 61 … !!!

” Visions ” … RUN …
Like … Ben Johnson … !!!!!

But ….
Drugs are … NOT … !!! …
The Answer … Son … !!!!!

Well ….
Maybe … SOME … !!!!!
That Give … FREEDOM …

” Freedom ” … of thought …
and …. ” Expression ” ….

Come on now … !!!
You Know … The Ones’ …

Those that … NEED … !!!
Some … ” Natural Sun ” … !!!!!

Those that …
” Herbsman’ ” ….
like to … ” Bun’ ” … !!!!!

Now … before they start …
These aren’t things …
for our … children … !!! …

But …

” Strong-Willed ” … men …
like …. Bob Dylan ….

Men with … ” Visions ” …
NOT … ” Conditioned ” …

Men whose … ” Inscriptions ”
EXPOSE …. ” Villains ” ….
NEEDING … Convictions … !!!!!

I guess that’s how … ?
I’d … Like to be …

A man … ” Revered ” …
for ….. ” His Poetry ” ….. !!!!!

A Man who …
CHALLENGED … “Society” … !!!!!

and … All it’s ……
IMPROPRIETIES … !!!!!

These beliefs ….
Rest … DEEP IN ME … !!!
and continually … GROW …
Just like a …. ” Tree ” ….

” Branching Out ” ….
and … ” Bearing Leaves ” …

FREE … to … ” Be ” …
and FREE … to … ” See ”

A world of … LOVE …
and ….. ” UNITY ” …… !!!!!

I Visualize … BEAUTY …

NOT … Needless Killing …

These words i’ve written …
are just … An Edition …
of my … Lyrical Mission …

cos’ … Poetic Usage …
of …. ” Good Diction ” ….

Can give you … ” Hope ” …

and YES … Such …

…….. ” Visions ” …….

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