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"Trends" ... A Poem written by Big Virge 27/1/2015

So ...
Are You A ... FOLLOWER of Trends ... ?

Or Are You A ... " Trendsetter " ... ?

COME FORWARD MY SELECTOR ... !!!!!!!!

BUT ... Mek' Sure You Come BETTER ...
Than Playlists Set By Heads ...
Whose Music TENDS To BEND ...
To FIT With Trends That Lend ......

Themselves To ... " weaker blends " ... !!!

Weaker ... Beats ...
Weaker ... Bass Lines ... !!!


Rifts That STINK of ... " Weaker Minds " ...
Than Those Who SNIFF Them COCAINE Lines ... !!!!!

It Seems Some FIND Themselves ... "CONFINED" ... !!!
To ... Toe The Line of CURRENT Vibes ...

WHATEVER's Current ... EVEN IF It's DUMB ... ?!?
Seems To Be Concurrent With Tunes They ... BUMP ... !!!
Dumbed Down Drums That Now DON'T THUMP ... !!!

But They Would Say ...

"That's just the way
of trends that the young,
now want in clubs !"


Like GRIME They CLAIM Has ... " CHANGED The Game ! " ...
Changed The Game To WHAT A Game That's ... " Lame " ... ?!?

Beats That NEED A DAMNED GOOD CLEAN ... !!!
NOT The GRIMEY ... of The NINETIES ... !!!!!

It Seems The PLOT Has ... " THICKENED " ... !?!
To Trends Where Music's ............................................. MISSING .... !!?!!
What Old School Heads Were BRINGING .... !!!!
Beats That Kept Heads ... RINGING ... !!!

Sounds Now Seem Thin To Heads Like Me ...
Like Men of TIN With NO ... " Dorothy " ... !!!
We See How Weak The Trends NOW BE ... !!!

The Trend These Days Seems To ... Have Swayed ...
To ANYTHING And EVERYTHING SEXUALLY ... And MENTALLY ... !?!

It's Fallacies That ... HAPPILY ...
Are Trends That Peeps' ...
Now Seem To ......... SEEK .......................................... ?!?

Truth's Now Expressed ...
Via ... " Internet Trends " ...
Well So it ... " Seems " ... ?!?

But What Kind of Truth ... ?
Comes From A Group ...
With TWIT At The BEGINNING ...
of The Name They USE ... !?!

I'm Just Asking Cos' ...
I'm A ... Twitter Head TOO ... !!! ? !!!

But DON'T Let It CONSUME ...
My Views With ... FALSEHOODS ... !!!

I'D Rather TRUST My Mental NOT Internet Feeds ...
Or Mainstream INCIDENTALS Like .... " REALITY TV " .... !!!!!

Or ... TALENT Shows ...
Where TRENDS They Hold Are TRULY Low ... !!!!!!!

USING Wannabes' Like CLOWNS To Be ...
RIDICULED ... On TV Screens ... !!!

That's Why NEW TRENDS Are Internet Led ...
Because SMART Heads NOW HAVE The Sense ...
To YES download What They Watch At Home ...
Or THESE Days STREAM What They WANT To See ... !!!!!

But Trends Like THESE AFFECT ... Artistry ...
When Art Becomes CHEAP Or Basically FREE ... !!!!!

Unless It's ... MAINSTREAM ... !!!

So THESE Trends Are DETRIMENTAL ...
To Those Whose INSTRUMENTALS ...
Are Those That FEED The Streets ...

NOT Heads At ... " Companies " ... !!!

Like Those FED By Their Marketing Teams ... !!!

I Meant Marketing JERKS Who Let REAL ART Burn ...
And In Turn SERVE To STOP Art Being Heard ...
By MAINSTREAM Herds Who NOW Seem To Prefer ...

... MANUFACTURED Works ... ?!!!?

Instead of Art That's From The HEART ... ?!?

Which Seems To Be Why A LOT of Artists STARVE ...
When They DON'T Comply With TRENDS Or ... " CHARTS " ... !!!!!

I'm Saying It's COOL That TRENDS Move ON ... !!!
But They're A TOOL That's USED By Bods' ...
To CONVINCE YOU of ... What Is HOT ... !!!!!!!!!

If I Played Marvin Gaye ...
EVERY Single Day What Would You Say ... ???

"That the music was lame,
because it's not new, and is too old school !"


... You Should Be ASHAMED ... !!!

YES Trends Will CHANGE ...
But CLASSIC DOESN'T Change It's Name ... !!!!!!!!!

Don't You Know What ROCKS Your Boat ...
And ROCKS The Boat of THESE ... " A - HOLES " ... ?!!!?

It Seems Most ... " DON'T " .... ?!?

Well It's Stuff That's STRONG And ROCKS Like KONG ... !!!
And LIFTS HEADS Like ... HITS From The BONG ... !!!!

YEAH Sounds Will CHANGE But Bass Is BASS ... !!!
And In My View ... Should SHAKE Like QUAKES ... !!!!!


When They Are PLACED Onto Dub Plates ...
Where Lyricism ... Is HARD HITTIN' ... !!!!!!!!!!
And Has ONE TREND ... To FIT With Rhythms ...

NOT IMPRISONED In A ... "TREND" ...
Because It's Made For DOLLARS And CENTS ... !!!

There Was ONCE A Trend ...
Where CREATIVE Meant ... EXACTLY THAT ... !!!!!
Making Tracks That SLAMMED At Jams ...
And Made SURE That ... Parties Were RAM ... !!!!!

Because of SOUNDS ...
That WEREN'T ... "dumbed down" ...
And ... RADIO Friendly  ...
Now Trends Are SMELLY ...
When They Should Be DEADLY ...
In How They AFFECT ...
Where Corporates SPEND ...
Their ... " Marketing Money " ... !!!!!!!!!!!

Cos' The TRUTH Is THIS A Lot of MAINSTREAM HITS ...
Gives PROOF That MONEY Makes People Act FUNNY ... !!!
When It Comes To MUSIC And CREATIVE Gifts ...
That They CLAIM To Be FIT To ... " SET THE TREND " ... !!!

I Guess That's Why Some Feel Like ... " I " ...
That GOOD MUSIC ... Is HARD To Find ... !!!

Because In The END The ... " BOTTOM LINE " ...
Has Become Less ... About PHAT' Bass Lines ...

It's Become ... A DRAW ...
For PROGRAMMED Chords And SCORES of WHORES ... !!!!!!!
Who NOW Tread Boards WITHOUT Rocking Jaws ........ ?!?

With HEAVY SOUNDS And Beats That POUND ... !?!?!?!

It's MONEY That RULES What Tunes Get THROUGH ...
But Here's Some Advice For The Young NEW SCHOOL ...

DON'T Let FITTING IN CONTROL YOUR GROOVE ... !!!
CREATE The Tunes That Sound GOOD To YOU ... !!!


But ... BEFORE You DO ...
Take The Time To RECOGNISE ...
That ALL That GLITTERS IS NOT Gold ... !!!!!

DON'T SELL Your SOUL RESEARCH The ... " Old " ...
BEFORE You're TOLD How YOUR DREAMS Should Roll ... !!!

WHATEVER YOU Create Try To Make It ... " GREAT " ... !!!!!!!!

NOT A Hit For TODAY That Gets .... " Airplay " ....

But Gets THROWN AWAY The VERY NEXT Day ... !!!?!!!

I'd Rather ENLIST CREATIVE Things That People RESPECT ...
Rather Than EXPRESS Just To Get A ... " PHAT' Cheque " ... !!!!!

Because I'd Rather BE The Head ...
Whose Artistry Is Led By QUALITY That ... SETS ...

And DOES NOT FOLLOW ...

....... " TRENDS " ......
BigVirge
Written by BigVirge (Big Virge)
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Of course trends have always been a driving force behind what becomes popular, however, maybe it's time for heads to believe in the BIG Names and Corporations, just a little less ........
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