Clearly, Nasir has his ear to the streets, the social networks and barbershops. After “Another Black Girl Lost,” the resounding response from the peanut gallery was everyone wanted to hear Nas speak on issues closer to home. With “Daughters,” he pulls no punches, bringing his daughter, Destiny, into the verses and narrates how he attempted to handle the fallout associated with her well-chronicled, online actions.
Staring at the balance between rap and real life, Nas admits to his own shortcomings as a dad whose life spent on stage and in the studio. Pulling back the veil, he rhymes “I ain’t the strictest parent, I’m too loose, I’m too cool wit’ her, I should’ve drove more to school wit’ her.” Truthfully, any single dad (or mom) in the digital age should be able to latch onto the lyrics, understanding that as our little princesses turn into ladies it requires the men in their lives to hold their hands as guides.
Produced by No I.D., the track’s slated to be included on Life Is Good. Watch the clip below as Nas speaks to Hot97 about the creation of the song.
Nas – “Daughters” (Prod. By No I.D.)
Cred: Rap Radar