Nas Raps About Being A “Bad Father” To Daughter Destiny Jones In New Song

One of Hip-Hop’s greats, Nas has confessed he wasn’t the best daddy to his eldest kid, daughter Destiny Jones, in new music.

On Friday, April 21, Swizz Beatz dropped an Ep titled Hip Hop 50 Vol. 2, which is led by music titled “Runaway.” On the tune, the God’s Son rapper communicates regret about the perennial absence he had in his daughter’s constructive years.

“All I imagine sometimes under sunshine or vacation, things I did in my hood, situations, oh well/ Probably was a bad father to my firstborn,” he raps in the song’s second verse. “Love her to death, but I ain’t been home since my first song/ Provided for her, but money can’t replace a father for her.”

Later in the tune, he admits his love for Destiny, as well as his 13-year-old son Knight Jones, and alludes to his endeavours to atone for his past blunders.

However, on countless events, the 49-year-old Queensbridge rap legend has been honest about his relationship with his daughter, who was birthed months after the release of his applauded debut Illmatic.

A shortlist of dedicatory tunes to Destiny Jones, who is currently 28, includes “Me & You (Dedicated to Destiny)” from his 2004 album Street’s Disciple, and “Daughters” from his 2012 release Life Is Good.

The latter saw the Queensbridge native examining his weaknesses as a father in detail, with lyrics touching on her growth as a woman and the challenges that come with parenting. The tune was a minor hit, peaked at No. 78 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and earned Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

Fast forward to 2021, Destiny Jones made headlines with her unveiling of Matic Cosmetics, a string of various beauty products, including Lipmatic, a nod to her father’s acclaimed chef d’oeuvre.

© 2023 • story by Edem Latsu Nukafu

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