” Keep It Real !!! ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Okay folks so, it’s that time for me to drop some more, rhyme driven insights, on the world, and how we humans deal with living in it …..

So this month’s spoken word offering deals with a NOT SO Popular, or frequently used saying from back in the day …..

Hip Hop Inspired, in many ways, ” KEEPING IT REAL ” ….. has been used in so many ways now, that it goes WAY Beyond, those three words …..

These days, it’s pretty clear why the saying doesn’t hold as much what ???

I guess …. ” Swag ” …. in the world we live in today.

(Excuse my mis-appropriation of the term young’ guns !!!)

Simply, because the majority of people clearly, DO NOT, keep things real, from their talk, to their actions …….

A worrying trend when you look at the fact that we are a long way down the line of human history, so, I for one, would like to think that people would recognise the value of ACTUALLY, ” Keeping It REAL “, from beginning to end……

However, there are some issues with doing so now aren’t there … ???

The threat of some kind of public law being broken, to the point where imprisonment, at the least, could come your way !!!

Like say, Irish Landlord, Fergus Wilson, check his story out.

He’s been, Keeping It WRONG, on SO MANY LEVELS … !!!!!!

A Very Wealthy, and Prominent landlord in the United Kingdom !!!

He’s kept it VERY REAL, when telling one of his letting agents to stop, ” Coloured People “, from renting his homes, which he seems to think is okay, but that’s a whole different deal !
He has denied being racist, of course, and chose to defend himself in court, where he was advised to ditch such a policy, as it is discriminatory !!!!!

Now, I was told a long time ago, better the devil, or, racist you know, than the one that you don’t !!!

Mr Wilson’s assertion, that his comment about curries stinking out his properties, is “Political Correctness gone mad”, may not actually be, that far off the mark, but hey, that’s the way these days, you gotta be careful what you say right ?!?

Unless of course, you happen to be a President, or, any other description of a world leader ???

Hmmm … and how real are they eh ???

A question for another day, but, another one is, when one of these, ” Leaders “, starts to REALLY, ” Keep It Real “, in their talk, what do the masses choose to do ?

CRUCIFY them, for exposing who they really are …

(Unless You’re Bill Clinton of course ?!?)

….. Or, as seems to be the case now, be accused, from the ladies perspective mainly, of abusing them for, being well, REAL, even if it is in some VERY SLEAZY, and Disrespectful ways …. !!!!!

Depending on where your moral compass lands though right ???

So, quickly, let me just drop a view views on these harassment cases, from HollyWOOD, cos’ NUFF WOOD, LOL …. Seems to be being, thrown about that world, as it does, Britain’s corridors of power !!!!!

Surprised, well, I have to say that it’s about time we heard some folks, ” Keep It REAL, when it comes to what goes on, in Political Offices like Whitehall, and elsewhere.

It’s clear that homosexuality isn’t alien to Politics, but the disturbing nature of quite a few MP’s, arrangements to get sex, and now, their treatment of women, does indeed, leave much to be desired.

However, back to Hollywood, as much as I will at some point be thrown under the bus for expressing this view …. but, it’s my truth, in terms of how I see these accusations.

Okay so, yeah, I have to believe that certain accusations have been dismissed firstly, by the police in certain cases, because there are instances that have come to light, that have indicated that they have done this with paedophile claims and others, over the years, however, there has to be some assessment of where these claims are coming from …..

Actors and ACTRESSES …..

AKA as …. Pretenders, or one could go as far as to say …..

PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED, Highly Paid Liars …. !!!!!

YEAH, I Said It …. LIARS ….. !!!!!!

Now, let me MAKE CLEAR, I am NOT suggesting, that every claim that has been made, is some kind of lie, however, what I am saying, is that in an industry based on ….

ElevATING the level of ATTENTION, an individual receives, I Repeat, ATTENTION, that people receive, and clearly, YEARN FOR, for their ability to again, ” PRETEND “, to be something, or, SOMEONE Else……

Well, one has to at least, question, the volume that have … ALL OF A SUDDEN, started to spring up, from here, there and everywhere, Cosby, Weinstein, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, and a number of Politicians, to start with … ???

Have you noticed a theme with these people though ……

Well, let me point you in a few directions ….. with a few questions … ???

Poverty …. Ummmmm’ NAH …..
NONE of the ACCUSED are, some Tramp of Road !!!
A Reputation for Honesty & Integrity … Errmmm’, Note I Said POLITICIANS as well so Uh Uh.

Wealth ….. Ummmmm’ ….. Well HELL YEAH ….. !!!!!!!
Power …… Ummmmm’ ….. NO BRAINER ….. Well HELL YEAH ….. !!!!!!!

Influence ….. Well, in terms of career, all the above could certainly be said to have at least got connections to the fast lane to fame, or, a route to power … !!!!!

And THAT WORD ….

” FAME “, is a very, SIGNIFICANT one in these scenarios !!!!!

and finally, the time lapse between these TERRIBLE Things, Including RAPE, being declared, as what occurred !!!!!!

Now, as said, the victims will, in many cases state that, as previously suggested, they were NOT, taken seriously !

As said, it’s ridiculous, in my view, to think that this didn’t happen to a good set of victims, however, if my … PERSONAL SPACE, was imposed upon like that, there is NO F’ing WAY … I REPEAT …..

NO F’ING WAY….. !!!!!!

I’m gonna let that lie for 20 years, and then because of some new wave of impersonal messaging, sent via modern tech, use THAT, as a platform to wage some kind of … ” Bandwagon War “, against something, that, as claimed, was such a TERRIBLE Thing, that it DESTROYED MY LIFE, as some have suggested it has done …..

Even though ???

….. in the case of these Hollywood Victims, they not only, ” Kept MUM “, as in, “quiet”, but then, CONTINUED to work in this industry, where, as now seems to be the case, this type of behaviour is prevalent, due to the predatory nature of it’s members.

Hollywood is a very, ” Special Club “, and i’m pretty sure that women KNOW THAT, who join it, child stars get a pass, however, Mummy and Daddy of said stars, not so much !

Don’t play dumb, when you read the stories, hear the rumours, and see certain things going on …. KEEP IT REAL eh ….. ?!?

ESPECIALLY with, your children … !!!!!!

However, a quick word for those accused, as a man who, in a working environment, has been accused of sexual harassment once, here is why I hold the views I do, and can say what I have previously.

A Young Female, let’s say, tried this, ” Harassment Claim “, because she WASN’T, getting the attention she CLEARLY WANTED, from me, but when she did, it became an issue when I explained that, in her case, walking about, exposing your thong in an office, encourages such thinking in Red-Blooded, young males, who unlike Weinstein and them, are tall and muscular.

So, off she trots to her boss to give the big sob story ???

Now, him being, one of those males who adheres more to being feminine, than being manly, without question, decides to run to TOP MANAGEMENT, one of whom I had been told, was a bit of a racist, to expose my e-mails to this well, female … who, if I had flipped the script, could of accused of Harassment, due to various, more subtle ways of doing so ?!?

However, of course, My Job and Career, if such a thing was affirmed, could have been irreparably damaged, but, concede to the threat ???

Uh Uh …
NOT … THIS MAN …

I told my boss, do whatever, my position is the same as the e-mails state, fire me if they see it her way !!!

Now, one has to remember the pressure that such a claim puts on a brain, but hey, I continued to work for a while with this hanging, only to be told a week or so later, that, having read my mails, the BIG Bosses, apparently told my boss that,

“Virgil is right and to be honest, we’re glad he told her straight, so, tell him we’re dismissing her claim, and he has nothing to worry about !”

Now I get that there were a lot of males in this scenario, but hey, the first one who heard the claim, didn’t blink, before pushing it higher up the office management chain, without question !!!

So, back to the Hollywood lot, a good few of these women are older now, ad may even be seeking some attention to regain some spotlight, it’s not beyond reason to think that this could apply to some of these claimants, and, as for the guys, well, guys are probably equally, if not, more likely to keep quiet for fear of what that will say about them, let alone, the idea that another male abused them sexually, so there is more to the idea that …… Anyone …. !!!!!

…… be they, the female in my scenario, who may I note, in the same office, a year or so later, ended up working on my floor, and quickly made peace with me, as soon as I approached and suggested that we, ” Play Nice ! “.

In her case, just a bit of attention sorted her in the end.

However, there is proof that people, and, in this case, yes I mean predominantly women, can say or do things to cover their own, poor movements & choices, because it’s not been unusual to hear certain victims state that they didn’t say anything, due to the FEAR of what it might do to their career … ?!?

… which again. leads anyone with some common sense, to see that the level of … ” Apparent Abuse “, was and has been known about, and evidently, seen as acceptable within the Hollywood Ringer ….

up to now at least …..

and thus, this month’s piece, explains how I see the fraudulent manner in which, such an APPARENTLY, RIGHTEOUS expression, has been ABUSED, by more than actors and actresses, and their fraternity of FAKERS, but by, ” Road Man “, ” Gyal “, and basically, pretty much everyone who dared to run the phrase, as if they ever lived their life in it’s entirety by …

” Keeping It real ” ….

I Think NOT.

…. and the way that Evidence & Accusations keep surfacing currently, it’s pretty clear that the expression has drifted into the backwaters……

…… because ………

” Keeping It Real ” …. is being … SLAUGHTERED … !!!!!

So, take a listen,
if you think you’re righteous enough …. ?!?

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The Knight still rides ….. written & performed by Big Virge

So, as the months go on of this rather crazy 2017, it’s time to drop the final album cut, for The Dark Knight of A Different Type ….

Right about now, he’s a busy fella, trying to stop all dee furry’ going on all over this world of ours right now …. !!!!!

But ….

He at least has some hard beats to move with ….. !!!!!

On production duties, Mr. Strat Carter, and, Mr. Anthony Lowhar, alongside of my vocals ….

An old school sound for an old school type of crimefighter, and, in this case, rhyme writer …. !!!!!

Take it for a spin ….

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

All I will say is …..

The way people seem to be behaving these days, due to their shades, and varying …. ways …..

A lot of folks could probably do with, A LOT OF THIS, from themselves and certain, influential heads …..

The poem speaks on these things, in what it expresses …. and more …..

STOP THE VIOLENCE ….
Once …. and …. FOR ALL.

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Don’t think i’m the only one !!! … “Enough” … A poem written by Big Virge 17/12/2013

MAN … !!!
I’ve had … ” ENOUGH ” … !!!
of … Lies that … Run …
from … ” Fork-Tongued ” … mouths …
Who … Act like … ” Clowns ” … ?!!!? …

” Enough ” …
of their … ” smiles ” …
and … CLEAR … ” Denial ” …
of … TRUTH … They REFUSE …. !!!!! .…
to … Accept … as … ” TRUE ” … ??!?? …

What’s with … THESE FOOLS … ?!?
who … ” think ” … They’re Cool …
when … ALL THEY DO …
is act like …. ” Tools ” …. !!!!! …

NOT … The ones … !!!
that are … put to …
… GOOD USE … !!!

More like … ” The Guns ” …
That … Policemen Shoot … !!!!!

I’ve had …
ENOUGH … of … ” Them ” … !!!!!
and … ” Criminals ” … TOO … !!!!!!

who cause … PROBLEMS …
when they … LOSE … Their Heads … !!!
and then … Cause … ” Bloodshed ” … !!!

BLOOD … that runs …
like … ” My Pen ” … Now does …
” When My Thoughts “… Transcend …
Into …. ” Written Poems ” ….

Have I written … ” Enough ” … ???
of this …. ” Poetic Stuff ” …. ?!?

for me to … Get Respect …
and those … Fat Cheques … !!!!!
from … ” Corporate Heads ” …
Who … SET … ” The Trends ” …

I’ve had … ENOUGH … of them !!!
and … Who They … ” Select ” …
to ….. ” Represent ” …..
THIS … Art Forms … BEST …

When … Who They Select …
…… CLEARLY ……
Seem to … Care Less … !!!
about … ” What ” … They Present …

I’ve NOW …
Had … ENOUGH … !!!
of … So Called … ” Friends ” … !!!

….. Who …..
” Run Their Gums ” … !!!

“V, you haven’t made it,
because your words,
aren’t good enough !”

… and they’re …
MY FRIENDS … !!!!!

I’ve had … ENOUGH … of them … !!!!!
and Their … Disrespect …
for … My Poems …

… when they …
DO NOT … take the time …

… to … Ingest …
These words … I Rhyme …

because …
The Stars … THEY LIKE …
Don’t Shine … Up In … ” The Sky ” … ?!?

They’re ones … whose art …
comes out …. ” Their Arse ” …. !!!!!
and thus … are on … PRIMETIME … !!!!!

and of course … !!!
Their views … online …
are … Enough to … ” Ensure ” …
that they’ll be … ” Liked ” …
Long After They Have … ” DIED ” … !!!!!!!!!!

But …..
ENOUGH … About Death … !!!!!
and …. ” Killing Trends ” ….

How About … ??!??
More Lines …
of … ” This Here Type ” … !!!

“Oh, you’ve had, enough !
Here’s the deal man, TOUGH !”

Man ….
ENOUGH with … dismissing …
Wordplay … that breeds …
………. THINKING ……… !!!!!!!!!

Humanity’s … “SINking” … !!!!!
Just …… “Check” ……
How We’re Living … !!!!!!! …

ENOUGH … !!!
with … ” The Net ” … !!!
and … FAKE … ” Online Friends ” …

It’s … ALL …
A … “Pretence” …
That … Doesn’t make …
…… ” Sense ” …… ?!? ……

Haven’t you … had …
……. ” Enough ” …….
of … messages from …

People … who … SEE YOU
but … Don’t … ” REALLY ” …
…… ” See You ” …….. ??!?? …….

The Pretense … is … SO …
….. SEE THROUGH ….. !!! …..

ENOUGH … !!!
with these … ” People ” …
Who … “click” … to be … ” Friends ”
But … QUICKLY … Get Upset … !!!?!!!

when things that … you post …
start … ” Rocking ” … Their Boat … !!!

ENOUGH … !!!
About … ” Boats ” …
with … ” Coc ” … Up Their Nose … !!!!!

It seems that … ” Nigella ” … ?!?
Does deals with … ” Coc’ Sellers ” … !?!?!

I’m meaning … Cocaine … !!!
ENOUGH … for … Her Brain …
for … Charles Saatchi .. to say … !!!

” Some ads’,
can bring pain !
from which I refrain !”

ENOUGH with …
” Campaigns ” … !!!

Do you get … ?
what i’m … Saying … ?!?

ENOUGH … advertisers … !!!!!
should now be … ” Retired ” … !!!
just like …. ” Marketeers ” …. !!! ….

Whose plans are to … ” Steer ” …
what’s … ” Between Your Ears ” …

to …
” Material Planes ” …
where you … DON’T …
Use … ” Your Brain ” … !!!

ENOUGH … of … ” The Games ”
These Ho’s … Like to play … !!! …

ENOUGH of … ” Racism ” … !!!
” Sexism ” ….. ALL Ism’s ..… !!!!!

ENOUGH … of the vision … !!!
of Blacks … “FILLING PRISONS” … !!!!!

ENOUGH … with … ” Conditions ” …
That … Poor People … LIVE IN … !!!!!
That … ARE NOT … Forgiving … !!!!!!!!

While … Rich Folk … COMPLAIN … ?!?
about stuff that’s …. ” INSANE ” … !!!!!
because things have changed …
to the point where … they’re saying …

that ….

“Pressure’s engaged in
touching their gauge !”

and … ANGER …
They … ” CLAIM ” … !!!

cos’ their ……
” Golf Time’s ” … RESTRAINED … ??!??

Enough of … This … POKING … !?!
and Racist Folks … ” Joking ” … ?!?

About … EVERYTHING … !!!
from our … Lips …
to our … Skin … !!!!!

As if that’s … The Way …
for them to … ” Maintain ” …
PROOF … that their … ” Status ” …
Isn’t That … of … ” Race Haters ” … !?!

Man … ENOUGH … !!!
cos’ it’s … BLATANT … !!!

that their … brain space …
is … Vacant …
cos’ it’s on a … ” Hiatus ” … !!!!!

Enough with these … ” Fakers ” … !!!
I Won’t … ” Waste The Paper ” … !!!!!!!

So …..
What about …. ” Work ” …. ?!?

Haven’t you had … ENOUGH … !?! …
of … working with … ” JERKS ” … !!! …
whose gums always … ” Run ” … !!! …
” Until ” … The Boss … comes … !!! …

Up In … Their … ” MOUTHS ” … !!!!!

What’s wrong with … ?
These … CLOWNS … !!!

I’m talking bout’ … ” Colleagues ”
who run round like … ” Collies ” … !?!

But … ENOUGH …
about … ” Them ” … !!!

because … This Poem …
has now reached … It’s End …

So …..
If you’re like … ME … ?
and see … what i’m seeing …
in …. how most are being …
and …. ” Society ” ….

If you see … How Tough …
Life’s … CLEARLY … become …

Do you ever … ” Sit back ” …
and say to … yourself …

Enough is …..

……. ” Enough ” ……. !!!

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“Fit In” … A Poem written by Big Virge 29/09/2005

Do I … ” Fit In ? ”
Do You … ” Fit In ? ”

Is … ” Fitting In ” …
just … one more … ” Sin ” … ?

“Fit” …. into … “This” … !!!
“Fit” …. into … “That” … !!!

You may just fit … something …
that … may leave you ….

….. “Trapped” ….. !!!!!

We seem … So Obsessed … ?!?
with … being in zones …
surrounded by … ” Clones ” …

But …
Movies have proved …
it isn’t … All Bad …
to be … Stuck …

…. ” Home Alone ” …. !!!

I’ve looked at this … Subject …
in … Different … ways …
cos’ …. this is a subject
we need to … ” Inspect ” …

Are YOU … Not Happy … ?
with … ” WHO YOU ARE ? ” …

Would you prefer … ?
to … look like a star … ?!?

Have your face built like

……. “Britney” …….. ?

You must be on … “Crack” … !!!
and share pipes with …

……. “Whitney” …….. !!!!!

See …
People like … ” These ” …
aren’t worthy of … ” Pity ” … !?!
cos’ actions like these …
are … CLEARLY … Quite Needy … !!!

They want some … “Acceptance” …
for … “Breaking’ … Gods’ Blessings …

I’m NOT … Real Religious …
but people like these …

“NEED” … Biblical Lessons … !!!

You can’t … Replicate …
A strangers’ resemblance …!!!

Why would you … WANT TO … ?!?!?!?

It makes … little sense … ???

Surgeons … REALLY … do this …
to earn … ” Pounds and Pence !!! ”

The case that they … ” Build ” …
has … “little” … Defence … !!!

The body you’re … GIVEN …
is … UNIQUE … to you …
to change such a thing …
should now be … ” Forbidden ” …

But …
REMEMBER … folks …
This is … MY OPINION … !!!!!!

This need to … ” Fit In ” …
to a Model … “Size Ten” …
has left … ” Mental Scars ” …
on … Many Women … !!!!!!!

But ofcourse …. ” Who am I ?!? ”
to … tell YOU … what’s right … !?!

I’m offering clues …
through … simple insight …

So … DON’T … !!!
come to me …
with … tears in your eyes …
because your … ” 3rd Op ” …
has … ” Ruined Your Life !!! ”

I’d rather … ” Fit In ” …
to … FIT … ” Natural Thighs ”
whilst looking into …
A Womans’ … Third Eye …

or … YES … Better Still …
A … ” Great Pair of … Hips !!! ”
whilst … “Pressing” … gently …
against … ” Juicy Wet Lips ” … !!!

I’m … Flipping the script …
But these things … ” Fit In ” …
like … ” Holsters and Clips ” …

See ….
Why … Join a gang … ?
to fire … ” Bullets ??? ”

cos’ youth … who do this …
are being … ” Foolish ! ” …

These are the people …
Police … NEED TO … “Grip” …

Instead of … disappearing … ?
when … Hurricanes … ” Hit ” … !!!!!

Now … I want to … FIT …
into … One Simple Thing …

The arms of a … ” Lady ” …
who … Doesn’t … enlist …
A book … to explain …

” Her Relationships ?!?!? ”

They ALL … are …

….. ” UNIQUE ” …..

Yeah … kind of like … ” ME ”
cos’ something I … ” NEED !!! ” …
is a chance to be … ” FREE ” … !!!!!

As I would want …
My Lady … to be … !!!

“NOT” … with each man …
she … Happens to see … !!!

Or … with HER … body … !!!

I’d like her to keep
that thing … ” Just for me !!! ”

But …..
FREE … with her …

…. ” Thoughts ” …..

and … FREE … with her mind

NOT to … ” Fit In ” … !!! …
with those who are … “blind” …

cos’ … people like these
i’ve tended to find …
are people who want …
to leave you …

… ” In A Bind !!! ” …

GO … FIT IN …
with … THEM … !!!
and … see what you get … ?!?

You may see some things …
that … ” Confinement ” … Brings … !!!

You know … what I mean …
A Room where … The Key …
Ain’t something … You Keep … !!!

A Room … in a place …
where you … Cannot Sleep … !!!!!

” Fitting In ” … there …
leaves … Most People …

…… ” SCARED ” ….. !!!!!!!!!!

and many … Can’t Cope …
with … having to … ” Share ” …

So …..

” Fit ” … their neck into …
A Noose … Well Prepared …
before … Jumping Off …
A … ” Prison Owned ” … chair … !!!!!

But ….
being …. ” Unique ” ….
can make people … ” weak ”
because you get … treated …
as if … you’re a … ” FREAK ” … !!!

But who are … These people … ?
The ones who look … ” Chic ” … ?

They’re probably … those …
who don’t like … how I speak … !!!

Well ….
My Poetry …
Helps me … to feel … FREE … !!!!!

So … people like these …
can keep … judging me … !!!

cos’ I won’t … rescind … !!!
The chance to be … ME … !!!

and … don’t think it’s right …
to simply …

…. ” Fit In ” ….

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