If there was ever, whats pressure to a diamond?

from Jean Grae (Ft. Ab-Soul, Sarkodie & Talib Kweli) – BET Cypher 2012: The True School Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Diamonds are formed by applying extreme heat and pressure to carbon over a long period of time. The pressure to succeed is nothing to him because metaphorically a diamond, a rare and valuable rapper. .

J. Cole has a line similar to this in “Return Of Simba”:

Cole under pressure, what that make? Diamonds

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