People listen to rap music for a bunch of different reasons. For some the ‘in your face’ style incites a part of their personality that isn’t typically stimulated by everyday life, whilst others just like to dance to the funky bits. If you’re a Nas fan then there’s a good chance that you’re a lyrics guy.
He built his career off his ability to evoke vivid images with just a few bars, but for the latest track from the upcoming Life is Good Nas trades street poetry for family business. Over a No I.D beat that would sound at home on a Common record, Nas reflects on some of the mistakes he’s made as a father, admitting he should’ve done more in the early years of his daughters life.
Nasty and The Don were both fun songs, but sometimes all you need to make a great track is a subject matter that is relatable.