And I'm struggling still hustling to eat
I must be built with adamantium skin
Adamantium is a fictitious material coined in Marvel Comics and is best known as the indestructible material that Wolverine’s skeleton was fused with. It’s also what his bad-ass retractable claws are made of.
Note also that Jean Grae’s name is a reference and homophone to Jean Grey — another character from Marvel Comic’s X-Men.
Despite being involved in hip hop for over a decade, Grae’s remained largely an underground artist without the monetary benefits of more mainstream rappers. To continue persevering attests to her tough (indestructible?) skin.
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