I'm tired of Marvin asking me "What's Going On?"
Allusion to legendary singer-songwriter and musician Marvin Gaye and his song What’s Going On, which was inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed by Renaldo “Obie” Benson, who was one of the composers of the song along with Gaye, and Al Cleveland.
When Janelle says she’s TIRED of Marvin asking that, she’s talking about the base message of “What’s Going On”, which promotes awareness and resistance to social problems, albeit passively. The rest of the rap from here on out is promoting a far more assertive type of resistance.
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