Nas isn’t afraid to tackle this subject and much more on “Daughters,” the newest single off his upcoming Life is Good album. Over a smooth and soulful beat produced by Kanye West’s right-hand man No I.D., the rapper goes in, addressing all the struggles a single father can have raising a daughter.
The rapper isn’t afraid to put any of the blame on himself, either. In the second verse he raps:
“This morning I got a call, nearly split my wig. The social network said Nas go and get your kid. She’s on Twitter, I know she ain’t going to post no pic of her self under dress. No inappropriate sh*t, right. Her mother cried when she answered. Said she don’t know what got inside this child’s mind. She planted a box of condoms on the dresser and she Instagramed it. At this point I realized I ain’t been the strictest parent.”
Deep. And it’s a nice contrast to Nas’ first single, the more energetic street banger, “The Don.”
Give the track a listen and also check out this video of Nas talking about the record with Hot97.