Christ to the Jesus, the Jeanius came back as a Phoenix
Jean — who had just released an album called Jeanius — was around this time working on a never-released album called Phoenix. The title was a nod to the comic book character from whom she took her rap name
The X-Men’s Jean Grey dies and and is reborn as Phoenix
The name is a nod to the ancient mythologies around the legendary bird of the same name. In one version of the myth:
[The phoenix] has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self.
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