“The Company You Keep” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes People,

So, World Cup fever is upon us, The Russkies’, have the chance to host, and I wonder what kind of hosts Vlad’ and his men will be eh ….

Time will tell, but it’s a time you are going to need be VERY WISE, in the company you keep, methinks !!!

Like say, Tommy Robinson … ???

Who seems to have caused quite the stir !!!

Obviously a man who holds very strong views regarding immigrants and their behaviour, but maybe he should check his company and more importantly, what they have become reputed for, hateful speech and criminal deeds, and yet some white folks are INCENSED, that he should be judged so harshly, or at all, considering the way the immigrant paedophiles have behaved.

Hmmmm, pot calling kettle at all, anyways, moving on, what can one say about this week, Donald and Kim, finally together, to show the world the love they have for each other and a De-Nuclearised World … !!!!!

Phew, dunno bout you, but I was getting worried there for a minute …

…………… and if you believe that, then you probably believe that something meaningful was achieved between these two leaders, who were basically goading each other into some kind of instigation of war, not so long ago, if i’m not mistaken … ?!!!?

Ho’ Hum ….
Well, President Trump really is something !

Whatever you feel about him, he certainly does switch things up, on the REGULAR … !!!

Can’t finish this post without saying congrats to the Warriors !!!!!

4-0 …. Brooms were being brought out quite early …. LOL ….

So, it would seem that Lebron’ might just be removing himself from his current company of teammates, I wonder if he’s thinking about going to Golden State …… LOL ……. ???

Anyway folks enjoy the World Cup, if you’re gonna be following, but this piece is a SERIOUS One, on the perils of keeping bad company …..

Stuff to think on in these dangerous times ……

Peace and Guidance

The Virge …..
and, Come On Brazil, get with the programme this time !!!!!!!

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

Well folks, another month has passed, and as usual currently, just enough crazy things have happened to leave me feeling, a little punch drunk, with all that I am hearing & seeing to be standard actions in this world of ours.

Politicians backstabbing and deceiving one another !!!

Elections coming here in Barbados, and many seem to be saying the same as was said by quite a few people in the US, before Donald Trump became President.

If Freundel’s crew retain power here, heads are talking about Canada as a safe haven.

Well, what I will say is that on the surface, it looks like one of the better countries to be in at the moment.

However, is anywhere really safe and prosperous these days ?

America & England do not exactly offer safe havens to go, unless you are willing to ignore the social issues that currently surround living in either country currently.

Money Money Money though, still has people acting funny !

Desperation is almost like a new breathing apparatus for the majority, as prices continue to rise, whilst wages are not rising at quite the same pace.

Trouble’s a brewing, and as said, the political ring has the Punch Drunk feeling being thrown around, however, Meghan & William did their thing over the weekend, with a whole heap of pomp and ceremony.

It’s always interesting to me, to see how celebrities who claim to represent art that should influence peoples’ perceptions of say, everything from Capitalism, to, Historical Wrongs that have been suitably covered up, yet, they are quick to accept an invitation from one of the biggest, if not THE BIGGEST, family of colonialists, who, in no small way have contributed to not only, the inequalities of this world, through their legacies of brutality, greed and receipt, but have profited in ways that make their money seem much more dirty, than any that’s being laundered currently.

It’s incredible that, so soon after the acknowledgement that Windrush Migrants were deemed to basically, not exist, presumably because of their lack of economic benefit to the country now, that, no-one was at the Royal Wedding, protesting the idea of William, grabbing himself, a bit of colour to create an image of acceptance, for people of colour, even within the royal family !?!

It’s pretty amazing really, when you add in, the current, ” Brexit ” vibe, and the, ” Hostile Environment “, that was supposed to be the policy towards todays’ immigrants, trying to get to stay in the UK.

As said, it’s all getting a bit too much for my brain to cope with, so, let me get back to the piece i’m sharing this month.

Well, having watched a pretty decent fight between Adonis Stevenson & Badou Jack any Light Heavyweight last night, which for a change, ended with a controversial verdict, that actually, wasn’t that controversial.

No Knockout Punches were thrown, that landed, but there were some brutal shots that were taken, that warrant a rematch after the draw decision which allows Stevenson to keep his belt for now.

So, for boxing fans, this month’s piece speaks on more than boxing, but pays homage to some of the great fighters, who have inspired me over the years, in more ways that one.

They may be premier athletes, but, I think i’ve done enough now, to prove that i’m a premier wordsmith, and this piece will definitively explain why …..

Simply, because as the poem states, when it comes to my wordplay ….

It Definitely has a Heavyweight ….

” Punch ” ….

Check it out …..

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

Yes Yes Folks …… !!!!!

Well, the apparent beginning of another year is upon us, in fact, in certain parts of the world, it’s already 2018 …. !!!

Well, here in Bim’, it’s a cool one on the East Coast.

Breezy but lovely, so, it’s time for my last musical post for 2017 from Virges’ World ….. Vol 1

Soon to be followed by Virges World ….. Vol 2

….. and a further project, that has already drawn a lil’ interest, in industry ears, so, keep em’ peeled in 2018 for some more cool grooves from Big Virge folks, via Strat Carter, whom I must congratulate on the arrival of his first child !!!!

…..having giving birth to a number of cool tunes for the two Virges’ World albums ….. !!!!!

Bless You and Yours Bro, and Thanks for all your creative output on my words !

However, as life moves on, changes abound, and like the title of this piece …..

I’m Used To them Now ……

Take a listen …..

and I hope the next 12 months in your world, Glisten, and like me, you see your dreams, hopes and aspirations come to Fruition ….. !!!!!!

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” I’m The Cat WITHOUT The Hat ” …. A Poem written by Big Virge 22/11/2006

Well, as any good poet knows, ” Dr. Seuss “, ” Cat In the Hat “, type verse, is stuff you need to have at least read, ONCE, as it has touched millions of adults and children, across the globe, with it’s witty, clever, insight filled, rhyme schemes, that may have seemed, very basic and simple, but, ALWAYS offered a Pearl of Wisdom, somewhere within em’, so, as we are in the season of Festive Cheer ….

Here’s a poem that’s about as close as i’ll get to showing a slightly, lighter hearted side, to my poetic mind.

However, as said, just like the good Doc’s verse, this has deeper connotations, hidden inside …. so, take the ride and …..

Enjoy folks ……

So …………………..

Let me just … Say This …

I’m The Cat …
WITHOUT … The Hat … !!!

Who …
Writes about … THIS …
And …
Writes about … THAT …

Or YES … That Chap … !!!
Whose Wordplay … Shows …

I’m ….
Searching for … FACTS … !!!

Facts about … ” Why ” …
Life’s NOT … So Nice … ?!?

Is it …
The Choices we make
About our … ” Welfare State ” … ?

Do we …
REALLY Have A Choice … ???

Or Do … Leaders DICTATE … ?!?
By … Using Ploys …
to … Div-ide … Our Race …

The … ” HUMAN ” … Race … !!!!!

So Don’t EVER … Mistake …

My Use of … Poetry …
As A Path … to … Race Hate … !!!

Now I’m …
NO …. Doctor Seuss’ …

But …
Here’s the news …

My Poetry … Moves …
Kind of like his … ” Smooth ”

So Let’s QUICKLY … ” Recap ” … !!!

I’m NOT … The Cat …

IN …… The Hat ….. !!!

But I am …
a Cool Dude …
Who’s … Searching for … FACTS …

to … IMPROVE My View …
of what’s … ” Called ” … THE TRUTH … ?!?

THE TRUTH … About …

” The World ” …

THE TRUTH … About …

” Girls ” …

THE TRUTH … About …

” Life ” …

THE TRUTH … About …

” WHY ” … ???

Some FORSAKE … What’s RIGHT … ?!?!?

So …
What is … WRONG … ?

And …
What is … RIGHT … ?

That’s A Question that … ” Belongs ” …
In the … ” Annals of Time ” … !!! ….

So does anyone … CARE … ???
and are we … ” Prepared ” … !?!

For what may … become …
A World of ….. PROBLEMS ….. !!!

Do You ….
Think that your … STRONG … ?

Or …..
Think that your … weak … ?!?

DON’T Procrastinate Now … !!!
Take Your Chance … to … SPEAK … !!!

Before you’re …
FORCED To … FROWN … !!!

By Those who belong …
Somewhere …” Down South ” … !!!

Does your …
Future Look … ” SWEET ” … ?!?

Or ….
Does it Look … ” BLEAK ” … !?!

I Believe … The words be …

“Yo, Keep It REAL !”

Do You … TRULY FEEL … ?
That You’ve … Got A … Good Deal … !?!

In The … ” Circle of Life ” …
That SPINS Like … Wheels …

The Cycle … REVEALS … !!!

While MANY … “conceal” …

What’s REAL …
From THEMSELVES … !?!

Is that what comes … ?
From … Financial Wealth … !?!

Now ….
Knowledge of … ” SELF ” …
Leaves Many … UNWELL … !!!

” Dark Moods ” …
And … ” ISSUES ” …

Because Many … REFUSE … !!!!!

To Accept …
What is … TRUE …

I Wonder … ?
I DO … !!! …

But …..
What About … YOU … ???

Do You …
Have The Time …
To … OBSERVE … The Signs … ?

These Days …
Most Now … DON’T …

And …
That is … NO JOKE … !!!!!

Do You Ever … ” Kick Back ” …
Like The … ” Cat In The Hat ” … ?

Well I’m … NOT That Chap … !!!

But DO …
FILL My … Notepad …

Like … SHAZAAM’ …
Just Like That … !!! …

With Wordplay that … ” Maps ” …
Ways … OUT OF … ” Badlands …………………………………..

CONTROLLED …..
By … ” Those mans’ ” …

Who …
Like To Set … “TRAPS” … !!!

My …
Well Written … Text …

And …
Will to … EXPRESS …

OFFENDS and UPSETS …

” Those ” … Ladies and Gents …
Who … “EMBRACE” … Governments … !?!

So …
Let me … Just Ask You …

Are YOU …
One of Them … ???

Well ….
I’ve … Come to … EXPECT …
That THEY … Will REJECT …

EXPRESSION … Like This …
That … Has it’s … OWN SECT … !!!

” Poetic ” …
Well YES … !!!

” Spoken Word ” …
When it’s … SAID … !!!

But …..
Let me just … STRESS …

It’s UNIQUE …
Like A … ” Gem ” … !!!

When I …
Pick Up … My Pen …
and … Choose to … EXPRESS …
When I write a … ” Poem ” …

I’m …..
MUCH MORE …. Relaxed ……………………………………….
Than A Cat … Who’s … ” Laid Back ” …

IN FACT …
I’m … ” So Cool ” …

WELL SCHOOLED …
and ….. So Shrewd ….

That MY WORDS ….
FRIGHTEN Jerks … !!!!!

and ….
DIRTIES … Their Shirts … !!!!!

I REJECT………………………………………….The ABSURD … !!!

So am … QUICK TO … Defer …

Meeting Humans … whose views …
and Visions … Are … Blxurrrrrrreeeedddd … !!!!!

I’d Rather … ” Confer ” …
with those who … PREFER …
To INDULGE in … REASON …
and … “WISDOM FILLED” … Words … !!!

While Most …
NOW Appear …

To …
RATHER NOT ……………………………………………. hear … !!!

ANYTHING …
That … CONFIRMS …
Their … DEEPEST … of … Fears … !!!!!

ESPECIALLY if …
What is …. BLUrrrRRED ….

Becomes … CLEAR …

FEAR … Rules MUCH …
“Within” … Humans …

And Leaves …
Some … STUCK … !!!
With … NOWHERE TO RUN … !!!!!

Well REALITY … IS …
The … ” Spice of Life ” …
And RIGHT NOW … Has …

A … NASTY BITE … !!!!! …

Which is WHY I Write …
The Things … I Write …
Through … Simple Rhymes …
Kind of Like … THAT GUY …
Whose Face is … FELINE … !!!

But MY … ” Poetic Style ” …
Has It’s … OWN DESIGN … !!!!!

That’s … NOT CONFINED …
By FEAR … or … Pride …

So …..
WHATEVER … The Box …

I’m … WAY OUTSIDE … !!!!
And That’s A … FACT … !!!!!

So Remember This … ” Jack ” .. !!!

” I’m The Cat …
WITHOUT … The Hat … !!! “

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” People Like You ” ….. Co-Produced by Anthony Lowhar & Big Virge

Okay folks, moving along through the Virges’ World, Debut Album …..

This month’s tune has a hard beat, and, much within it, that defines a growing number of people in this world of ours, in my opinion.

Fukholes’ ….. from leaders, to ministers, sports people to actors, and their co-horts, who seem to be, VERY FREE with themselves, when it comes to their sexual wants and desires, even if they’re not welcomed by those they want !!!

Political backstabbing, as per usual, even if, for a change, it’s down there in Zimbabwe.

Mugabes’ reign, finally comes to end, well, many a perspective has been expressed, and for a change, i’m gonna keep mine to myself for another time.

Now, as for Netflix and DC Bods, involved in superhero productions,

I think there are quite few of them in this poem, who are up in the production of some of the crap that they’re shooting, for the viewing public to endure ….

Uh Hmmm … ENJOY of course … !!!!!!

Fundamentally, the types of people referred to in this piece will sadly, always be around, and sadly, may well be in positions of influence and power, however, the bod who inspired this piece, was just a loud mouthed Jamaican, not averse to abuses of his own, who, one day drove my pen to get to express what I think about him and them, so just for him and THEM …..

If you are one of these people ……

WAKE THE FUNK UP …..
and CUT OUT Your Fukry …. !!!!!

As said, here is a beat, you can nod your head to and ENJOY !!!!!

Stay cool, and level ….. out there people ….

One.

Big Virgo

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Yeah, That’s Right ! This is for, ” People Like You ” … Prod by Strat Carter

A lil’ …. Mid Month Bonus, this month folks … !!!

A pre-cursor, to the, soon to be released, debut album,

” Virges’ World…. Music & Verse Vol. 1 ”

by Moi …..

So, contrary to some young headz’ beliefs,
Some of us older head’, still got some things to offer …..

An old skool’ groove, for an old skool’ dude ….

So, for those who appreciate when Hip Hop was exactly that, and not all this….

New Age Crap …. !!!

Y’all should enjoy this ……

It may be released as a single, but sadly, due to some technical hitches, this cut did not make the final album ……

However, for a sample of what’s to come …… take a listen ….
and yeah, if you’re hating, then, like the track states, it’s probably……

” People Like You ” … who i’m talking about !!!

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Produced & Mixed by Strat Carter

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“There’s So Few Left !!!” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Hmmmmm ….

How to introduce this …. ???

Well, I guess, simply by saying ….

It’s TRUE …. ya know ….

There really do seem to be …

So Few Left …. !!!
as per this poem …..

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Recorded at Triple E Studios, Barbados

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“People Like You” … 2015 Re-dux … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Some things are so nice, you gotta do em’ … TWICE … !!!!!

A Vocal re-dux of this Fav’ of mine … !!!

… that, as time goes on for most people, we all can relate to about, ” Certain individuals ” ….. unless of course, you’re one of the people i’m speaking about …..

Yes … YOU … !!!!!

You know who you are … so, STOP acting the arse …. !!!!!

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Recorded at Triple E Studios, Barbados

Mixed at Shoestring Studios, Barbados

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More … REAL TALK from David Banner !

I like much of what he is saying ….

SERIOUS talk about SERIOUS & REAL Issues !!!!!

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“Denial” … A poem written & performed by Big Virge

Oh and…. before anyone starts running the ….

“Oh, he’s obviously got a problem with gays !”, type rhetoric….

Well, this piece was actually written on the 29/06/2005

A whole 10 Years ago !

My position was clear then, as it is now, and much like all the other groups who are spoken about, within this piece, if they want to be accepted and treated EQUALLY, like everyone else ….

Well, accept that everybody ISN’T, necessarily down with the Gay Movement ….

and that some of us are not just gonna fall in line with the ….

“Oh, You’ve Gotta show support for the gays”, vibes, that are currently riding …

VERY HIGH …..

Anyway, let’s get to the bigger issue of denial in peoples’ attitudes ….

As the poem states, it is a BIG F’ing Problem …. and if you are one who takes offence to things you hear in this, well, you would seem to have a cap to wear that has on it’s peak, in …

BIG BOLD LETTERS

D E N I A L …..

Get over yourselves, and face what you know to be true, not only about yourself, but, more importantly, the world around you …..

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