Nas – Daughters – Lyrical Review

28 Apr

Yesterday (April 26, 2012) Def Jam’s Nas released the third single off of his up and coming album “Life is Good” titled “Daughters.” I wasn’t expecting this to hit the airwaves until May 1st, so I’ll consider it an early gift from The Don. Here is my lyrical review of “Daughters,” and a few comments about why I think men ought to step their grown man up and start taking care of their daughters. Thanks for the edge NAS!LYRICS:Check it out
I call it
Yeah, yeah

I call it “Shit for Niggas wit’ Daughters”
I call this “Shit for Niggas wit’ Daughters”
I call this “Shit for Niggas wit’ Daughters”
I call this “Shit for Niggas wit’ Daughters”

[Verse 1]
I saw my daughter send a letter to some boy her age
Who locked up, first I regretted it then caught my rage, like
How could I not protect her from this awful phase?
Never tried to hide who I was, she was taught and raised like
A princess, but while I’m on stage I can’t leave her defenseless
Plus she’s seen me switching women, pops was on some pimp shit
She heard stories of her daddy thuggin’
So if her husband is a gangster can’t be mad, I love her
Never, for her I want better, homie in jail- dead that
Wait till he come home, you can see where his head’s at
Niggas got game, they be tryna live
He seen your mama crib, plus I’m sure he know who your father is
Although you real, plus a honest kid
Don’t think I’m slow, I know you probably had that chronic lit
You 17, I got a problem with it
She looked at me like I’m not the cleanest father figure but she rocking with it

[Hook]
This for niggas wit’ daughters
I call this, shit for niggas wit’ daughters
Yo, not sayin’ that our sons are less important

Shit for niggas wit’ daughters
I call this, shit for niggas wit’ daughters
I call it, not sayin’ that our sons are less important

[Verse 2]
This morning I got a call, nearly split my wig
This social network said “Nas go and get ya kid”
She’s on Twitter, I know she ain’t gon post no pic
Of herself underdressed, no inappropriate shit, 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 her dresser then she Instagrammed it
At this point I realized I ain’t the strictest parent
I’m too loose, I’m too cool with her
Shoulda drove on time to school with her
I thought I dropped enough jewels on her
Took her from private school, so she can get a balance
To public school, they too nurture teen talents
They grow fast
One day she’s ya little princess, next day she talking boy business
What is this?
They say the coolest playas and foulest heart breakers in the world
God get’s us back, he makes us have precious little girls

[Hook]
This for niggas wit’ daughters
I call this, shit for niggas wit’ daughters
Yo, not sayin’ that our sons are less important

Shit for niggas wit’ daughters
I call this, shit for niggas wit’ daughters
I call it, not sayin’ that our sons are less important

[Verse 3]
And I ain’t tryna mess ya thing up
But I just wanna see you dream up
I finally understand
It ain’t easy to raise a girl as a single man
Nah, the way mothers feel for they sons, how fathers feel for they daughters
When he date, he straight, chip off his own papa
When she date, we wait behind the door with the sawed off
Cuz we think no one is good enough for our daughters 

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2 Responses to “Nas – Daughters – Lyrical Review”

  1. masiku May 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    yo nas iz phate, i mean from way back realist shit eva wrote keep it cool my nigga am down thou hvnt heard it cn alred feel it men.keep yo head up doughters n play it right, 1 luv.

  2. jay gemini February 12, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    cool stuff

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