Nas makes New York City proud in his latest video, “The Don,” from his 10th studio album, Life is Good, scheduled for release July 17. Directed by Aristotle, the video to his second single has a familiar feel of a time when NY’s hip-hop was leading the game. On his grown man tip, Nas toasts to the good life with friend Steve Stoute. And how does Nas demonstrate that he’s worth of such a title? Why, of course, tailored suits, antique luxury cars, classic nugget gold rings, champagne and cigars. Executed like a true don.
Although Nas is a boss in “The Don,” he didn’t hide from the troubles he’s had as a father of a teenage daughter. His third single, “Daughters,” is a heartfelt track about the realities of fatherhood, but not everyone is celebrating Nas’ new music. Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas’ daughter Destiny (and the author of the tell book It’s No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal–a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All) took to Twitter to express her annoyance with the song, which she says did not depict their daughter in a good light. After the song was released on Thursday, she tweeted: “Just heard ‘Daughters’ by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false.”
She kept tweeting her thoughts: “Perhaps her father should be talking to her and spending more time with her so he can really get to know her. Destiny is still a child it was the wrong platform.”
Perhaps Carmen didn’t listen to the same “Daughters” we did. In it, Nas clearly states he didn’t spend enough time with Destiny. But, we think it’s best if we just stay focused on the music. When it comes to his new, Nas is batting 3-3 right now. It’s going to be a hot summer!
UPDATE: Per the Urbandaily.com, over the weekend Destiny tweeted about hanging with The Don himself, known to her as just dad. She Instagrammed a photo of her in the passenger seat of her Dad’s whip and tweeted: “Hangin wit dad today.” We’re happy to see the two spending some much needed daddy/daughter time.