The titular character “Janis Ian” was herself a folk hero who packed quite punch, albeit through different means of communication. Janis Ian was one of the first artists to pressure the Recording Industry Association of America for better compensation. Many of today’s artists have her to thank among other for the subsidiary effect of streaming profits. Evidently artist compensation is still a long way from being fair. In truth, BbyMutha’s sendoff seems to be more focused on Janis’ advocacy for LGBTQ movement, among other issues she tackled in her singing career.
N****s rolling reefer on my left
Pistol on my right
Ain’t no fucking telling where my knife
I keep it somewhere tight
Please don’t blow my high,
Unless you not afraid to die tonight.