I like to think of morality a lot. I like to think I have a high moral base. Of course, I’m not perfect so it’s not unusual to veer from my base from time to time. When these situations happen, I might not receive it immediately, but karma (aka payment) from those regrets always comes. I’m not a “player” at all but I have been in situations where hearts haven’t broken even. One of my biggest fears is that from all the actions that I’ve done towards women in a negative light will come down hard on my unborn daughter. (Sidenote: I’m not having a baby anytime soon) I know I’m not the only man that feels this way either just by listening to Nas’ track, “Daughters.”
Nas’ track doesn’t directly preach to a listener how to raise their daughter which I assume, since “One Mic” dropped, would be customary from the MC. It does, however, point out how a man’s path in life can directly affect their decisions they make in guiding their young daughter to an even higher moral base that the father couldn’t follow. The relevancy of the track encompasses the environment that a female child can fall victim to and the reaction it gives to their father who took advantage of females like his daughter within the same scenarios in a relative sense. It also begs the question, can a father right his wrongs through his daughter?
I sure do hope so. You can read the lyrics for “Daughters” here.