Cole under pressure, what that make? Diamonds
When Coal gets high pressure, it becomes a diamond. Similarly, when Cole is pressed, the end product is valuable
Hmmm do we have a quadruple entendre here?!
When coal (homophone for Cole) is exposed to intense pressure and heat, it may turn into diamonds. Cole is so resistant under pressure; he compares his words to diamonds (the strongest type of rock in the world).
When Cole’s under this pressure, he makes great music. The outcome of the pressure he’s getting and the hard work being put into will give him “diamonds”/money.
He’s also suggesting that his album will be commercially successful, maybe even reaching diamond status.
Cole’s signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Jay’s label, “The Roc” (previously Rocafella) has always used the diamond as a symbol for itself.
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