What "Daughters" means to me

Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 7:35 PM By: Illmaticalex

April 22, 2009 was not only the day my daughter was born, it's was the day I was reborn. I was 22 years old and I knew that every day of my life was just preparing me for for that one. In one day I learned that I'm not living for myself anymore, I'm living for te most gorgeous thing in the world, I'm living for my daughter Sarah. Listening to nas's new song "Daughters" put me in a transe. I relived every moment I've had with my daughter, from her first steps to first words. I remembered the felling I had when she said "dada" for the first time, I realized that heaven was home with my daughter, and that noting on earth would make me happier than being with my baby girl. Its crazy how Nas has took every emotion I've ever felt for my daughter and wrote it down in one song. I'm not usually so open with my emotions or willing to admit that I've cried but sometimes you just have to let go. I've cried many times over my baby girl, i haven't seen her in almost 2 months since me and her mother split. They moved to Chicago to live with my ex-mother-in-law. I've been grinding day and night to save money so I can get an apartment out there and have my baby with me for the weekends. Then I'll be in heaven again for 2 days of the week. Thanks for listening people.


  1. TheFather avatar

    On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:57 PM, TheFather said:

    Im a father of five... four boys and a girl. My daughter is my youngest child. Through the years Ive been able to see such personal growth, within myself as a father, that I hardly recognize myself at times. My relationship with my daughter has always been special for me! I remember planning on loving her in such a way, that she would have great expectations in a man, for marriage. In fact, the idea of being the foundation by which my daughter judges men in the future, has given me a deep sense of purpose. Ive been able to see the fruits of my efforts in her already, and this has been an amazing blessing! All of my sons seem to be understanding the responsibility of being able to protect their sister from the obvious as well. Being a father takes constant vigilance, and actual care... I am truly blessed to be able to see the fruits of my labor, because they depend on me on so many levels. I pray to be a part of my daughter's life, even past death, from heaven... May God bless us!

  2. Gotacouplenames avatar

    On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Gotacouplenames said:

    I probably had a similar feeling of most fathers that were present for the birth of their first child. I was anxious, nervous, excited but all I knew was that I'm always going to be there for her. On 5/27/2015 at 9:34 in Queens, NY my daughter Payton Jasmine King was born. Uncontrollable tears came from my eyes in the OR. I was engulfed with an overwhelming feeling of joy and the sense of a new responsibility. I have to guide & protect my child in this cold, but sometimes beautiful world at all costs even if it means my life for her's, that's the sacrifice and unconditional love that takes over your mind and heart. I'm learning everything for the first time just like her, I may not be good at first but I'll eventually perfect it. You hear all the stories but there is nothing like experiencing it yourself. She was the best birthday gift that I could ever receive, natural beauty. So now the road for me and my princess begins so far I've experienced the unusual sleep, waking up from deep sleep changing wet/dirty pampers, cleaning, replacing with a new ones along with aquaphor to prevent irritation and soothe followed by a warm bottle of milk to satisfy her appetite followed by assistance with burping then holding her 'til she falls asleep on my chest. We wake up the next day and start all over again. Seeing her umbilical cord fall off at her second Dr.'s visit. I'm patiently looking forward to passing on my knowledge on to her, my passion for music and being a dj. Long time golden age hip hop fan. I commend her beautiful mother for all her efforts to do this with patience and compassion and nurse our mini loved one.

  3. Risenyc12 avatar

    On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM, Risenyc12 said:

    Your daughter is you. She is your first and last breathe. She is your every heart beat. Your 'daughter is the first reason you think of when accomplishing something and the last person you think of before you sleep. She is your strength. She is your weakness. Your daughter is your seed in which you will do any an everything to protect to ensure she grows to her full potential. She is the reason you work so hard and the reason your happy when the work day is done. Your daughter will turn a boy into a man, a man into a father, a father into a teacher and a teacher into a grandfather. Your daughter will go through the most excruciating pain a person can go through to bring you the second most joyful moment you will ever have. She will love you, she will hate you, she will test you, she will obey you but most of all she will respect and understand you for as long as you live. At 8 pounds 4 ounces my daughter has given me and me to her the greatest most powerful gift in human nature. Love. And from that day forth i understand what my reason to be was and still is. MY DAUGHTER. For my beautiful daughter Aurora Elaine Blier. Daddy loves you forever and always

  4. zebety avatar

    On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM, zebety said:

    i don't have a daughter, but i have a 13 year old little sister who is like a daughter to me. i basically raised her and I am a little scared of what is to come after hearing this song. But I am also confident cause I know i raised a beautiful person who respects herself and others.
    by the way this is the song from now on that i will show to all those people who say that rap is not sincere and an art form. this is what hip hop can be, too bad not a lot of people take notice. shoulda won a grammy

  5. Lee avatar

    On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Lee said:

    As I listen to Daughters there I see visions of what may come up with my little girl. My daughter is 7months old today and watching her come into this world has truly evolutionized the way I see women and the way I see life.
    In the song "Daughters" Nas discloses personal accounts of whats happening in his life and how his life directly effects his daughters life. I am noticing now as a music artist and as a man from the streets how my past life trickles into my daughters present.
    As I watch her grow I realize that she too must overcome obstacles and that my role as a father is to let her grow and to be a pillar of trust and hope for her.

  6. ThreadBlessedLotus avatar

    On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 7:52 PM, ThreadBlessedLotus said:


  7. Thizznesss avatar

    On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM, Thizznesss said:

    im too young to even have a daughter, but listening to Nas growin up, its made me realise alot bout God being on my side nd the way he talks about his feelings for his daughter is what i want for my own one day. if i had a daughter i would dedicate every day i was living to her. Dont matter how the momma turns out long as its me nd my babygirl. Im gunna make her life as good as it can be, give her all my love, all my praise, nd ill never let her down. Treat her with the respect she wants. My daughter will have the life i couldnt have. Determination to make her a queen. I would cry for her, die for her nd even wreck a guy for her, but i know God nd i will be watchin over her.

  8. Brother Righteous avatar

    On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Brother Righteous said:


  9. Nastan avatar

    On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Nastan said:

    On October 1, 2002 my oldest daughter, Khaliyah Iman was born and I was young (19) straight out of high school just trying to make it. MY husband had been taken away months prior to her birth and I had to be mother and father to her. I had dreams of becoming a chef and attending Pittsberg Culinary Institute with my best friend. All my dreams were placed on hold the moment I found out I was having her. I didn't care about school or anything else @ that moment because I had to be strong for her. My youngest daughter Khayley Iesha was born on September 14, 2008, and she is what some might say is an illegitimate child because she was born outside of my marriage. She came from love @ the end of the day so I have no regrets and both of my daughters are my world. Sons are important too because I just gave birth to my first son, Khalil Nasir ali however daughters must be paid "special" attention all the time. If you dont raise girls right, they will be raised by the street and feel like they need to always look to a man for attention and everything else. Daughters are hard to raise and is probably the hardest job on the planet to maintain but in the end, the results are a beautiful flower blooming into her own woman. and thats the greatest gift of all!

  10. Illmaticalex avatar

    On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:10 AM, Illmaticalex said:

    Thank you guys so much, it really means a lot. God bless

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