Many a hip hop fan cheered this past week when veteran lyricist and hip hop heavyweight, Nas released his long overdue return to the rap game entitled “Daughters.” As the father to one daughter, 17-year-old Destiny, Nas draws upon his own personal experiences when explaining the trials and tribulations a lot of fathers face in today’s day and age, even going so far as to lyricize his daughter’s most recent run-in with the media when she posted pictures of her condom collection on Twitter. Although this song is definitely not all sunshine and flowers, it is seemingly an honest account. Much to the chagrin of many, Nas even gives mention to the fact that he hasn’t been able to spend much time with his daughter and admits that his “thug” image may have distorted her upbringing.
Despite whatever failures Nas has had as a parent, fans everywhere have been going crazy over the single, perhaps due to the fact that it is so relatable. “Daughters” currently boasts more than 2 million listens on YouTube and has favorably been the topic of many conversations inside and outside of the hip hop world. Men who have daughters understand the fear, love, and protection that goes in to raising a member of the opposite sex. Women who are daughters and/or have daughters congratulate Nas on the intensity of his feelings and concerns when raising a member of the opposite sex in a world where so many fathers walk away from the responsibility. So why is it that the one person who is most closely connected to Nas in his battle to raise his daughter correctly turning out to be his main opposition and source of disappointment?? Find out after the jump….