Nas Discusses "Daughters," Raising Children In The Technology Era

Nas discusses one of the more personal songs from his latest album, "Life Is Good."

One of Nas' most personal songs from his latest album Life Is Good is "Daughters," which deals with some of the issues the Queensbridge emcee has had with raising his daughter, Destiny Jones.

In a recent interview with Philadelphia's Power 99's Cosmic Kev, Nas explained that the track addressed real-life situations with Destiny. "It's mostly her," confirmed Nas. "She's a good kid. With the new age, with computers, the kids get a chance to do a lot more than we did when we was teenagers. They do so much more. So they way they pop off, [that's] the way they bring attention to they whole thing."

Nas admitted that he was partly to blame for the issues, which included his daughter posting pictures of condoms on her Twitter account. "And part of it is our fault. They see what's going on in the entertainment business, in show business, so the internet gives them a way to act like they're in that game now. They can feel like they can talk to the world through the internet, so everybody's doing all kinds of mess on the internet."

"My whole thing to my daughter was, 'Be careful of stylin' on people on there, talking crazy,'" added Nas. "It's not a Rap song. It's really something people look at and try to judge you off of."

Watch the interview below:

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22 Comments

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  • Bad Die Young

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  • Anonymous

    "They see what's going on in the entertainment business" No. Don't blame the entertainment industry. They aren't supposed to teach your kids the difference between right & wrong. If Nas's daughter got out of control, that's on him and the mother. They mimic what they see and hear.

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  • advocate

    apparently, nas and ross's album are both 4/5 on hhdx..........do you guys agree? but i dont really like the trap sound. so if your a avid listner too trap music, gimme your opionion

  • So Icy Boi!

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  • Anonymous

    Nas acting like he's started some kind of revolution when others have tackled these topics way before him.

    • Anonymous

      BACKSHOTS ON NAS' DAUGHTER... THAT'S MY 'SUMMER ON SMASH'!!!

    • Anonymous

      Nas whole career is about issues - check his catalog youngin,,, nas been kicking knowledge

    • Anonymous

      People have mentioned their daughters, but I don't think anyone has done a song about raising one the way Nas has....And even if they did, it probably wasn't as well done as 'Daughters'.

  • MisterTruth

    Real talk. It's not easy to raise a daughter. He is right some things the parents are responsible, but others you can't really control especially with the technology of today.

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    If you like real hip hop like this download this album - http://www.mediafire.com/?mg65d29421b1wlg

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