What Nas's Song "Daughters" Represents

Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM By: BlackBoheme

Nas's song "Daughters" hits a hidden, special ( sometimes painful) place in my heart. Why, you ask? It is because I experienced the exact opposite of what Nas talks about in the song. I am a daughter who grew up without a father/father figure. Yes, I had a stepfather and yes, I had uncles, but no one stepped up to the plate to guide, protect, and school me on life in that masculine/ fatherly way. I grew up confused,sad, and never feeling like I was good enough, of course having relation to my father not being in my life. I wondered why I wasn't good enough for him, the little girl waiting for him to show up at the door, and him never arriving. Fast forward to 2012, I have now figured out who I am, and have let go of my resentment and anger from the past. It was his loss. I know I have positive things to offer as a person; and that my future husband/ future father of my children have to be there for us physically, emotionally and spiritually. We need more men like Nasir Jones, especially in the African American community. When I hear the song "Daughters" it makes my hears smile, because it's good to see and hear an black man loving and guiding his black daughter in a positive manner. The song is a colorful and vivid description of how Nas is as a father. Destiny and Knight are lucky to have him and I'm sure vice versa. Salute to all the great fathers out there, not just on or around Father's Day, but every day of the year!

  1. Haitian Bell avatar

    On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:09 PM, Haitian Bell said:

    It's great to see in yourself growth when it happens, some never get to thay point sis. I am so happy for you and wish you could share that story with other young girls who sre going through just what u explained. I know i'm late to the mix but i'm always on time. One love

  2. ThreadBlessedLotus avatar

    On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 9:37 AM, ThreadBlessedLotus said:

    :-)

  3. feedmymind avatar

    On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:06 AM, feedmymind said:

    black mamba, your comment im sure has moved mountains!!

  4. Favyana Nurayea avatar

    On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Favyana Nurayea said:

    I love this blog

  5. AnnaMenace avatar

    On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM, AnnaMenace said:

    Beautiful Mamba Noir

  6. Illmaticalex avatar

    On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Illmaticalex said:

    Great story, very emotional. God bless

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