Earlier today, Nas unleashed his latest single, the No I.D.-produced “Daughters,” off his upcoming album Life is Good. Now, in an exclusive interview with XXL, the legendary Queensbridge emcee explains the story behind that track.
Nasty Nas explained that what inspired the track was watching his eldest daughter grow up and how quickly she became a teen in his eyes. He added that the honesty and story telling elements of the song really capture the essence of his impending album.
“It’s amazing, man. [My daughter]’s so important to me and she always has been. They grow so fast and time flies man. Before you know it, you’re looking at a little lady,” he explained. “She’s my first kid, my first time watching a child become a teen and a little adult before my eyes. That’s one of the most important things in my life. She is. I can’t get away from talking about it. It’s actually one of the first songs I recorded for this album.”
He added, “I guess we’re starting to give you the next chapter. It’s like a story in a way. We’re about to give you the next records and give the people the album. That’s just opening up the album to people, it’s go time. We started, ‘Nasty’ been out there for a long time. Then ‘The Don’ that video should drop this week. Then, we open. The book is open. The movie begins. So ‘Daughters’ is like welcome to my world.”
Life is Good is due in stores on July 17.