What Nas's Song "Daughters" Represents
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!