First off let me say that Nas is my favorite rapper of all time. I always appreciate his mind set and the way he delivers a track. In my opinion he touches subjects other rappers are scared to and through out the years has been in his own category in the hip hop domain.
Now listening to the tracks "Daughters", Nas touches on a subject most fathers go through. Even though I am not a father myself, but I have female relative below my age, when one knows how they have treated woman, one thinks bout the concept you reap what you sow. With that said I can just imagine having a daughter with that in the back of your mind.This track touches on those emotions and is something that has not been spoke on, but is reality in many guy's head. Holding a baby girl and depending on your situation with the babymama, at times can trigger flashbacks of ones behaviors towards the female breed. Most the times it makes one over protective and makes one very judgmental towards any guy that comes close to that female relative. Actually one cannot only speak on those female relative who are younger, because if you're a son and watch your mother dating, one might have the same mentality to protect their vulnerability. Maybe it is not right to think of the female counterparts as weak, but the thoughts of how a couple words that we have used to manipulate ones mind has took in affect, at the time is the first thing that processes.
Nas in the past has wrote a song about his daughter, which in my opinion was one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, "Me and You" off his double album "Street Disciple".It was something that a daughter could be proud of that their father wrote about them. Even though the song "Daughter" was a subject never touched and could benefit a lot of father's ears, did Nas take into consideration his daughter's feelings. How this song would effect her, as these lyrics are coming out her own fathers mouth and in public. By now the whole world knows about her incident, but the fact that Destiny is 17 years old, most teenage girls deep down still long for the approval and love of their father. Question is does this song display that love and affection she needs or is this like a spanking in front of the world's eye view.
I don't agree with Carmen, because I am sure she has done her damage too. I have not read her book, but just the information I do know could bring shame to a child to know their parents business and the fact it is public is even worst. So this is something she should take into consideration as well.
The song in my opinion is a beautiful song, but the song is at the expense of his daughter. At the end of the day Nas gave the world another classic, but he has to re comfort his daughter and let her know that he meant no harm by his words.