With rap veteran Nas‘ upcoming “Daughters” music video nearing an official premiere, director Chris Robinson dishes on how personal Mr. Jones got for the Life Is Good anthem.
According to Robinson, the music video is set through the eyes of Nas’ teenage daughter Destiny Jones.
“Right off the bat, he really loved the idea of the P.O.V.,” the video’s director, Chris Robinson, told MTV News. “I think that this song for Nas is so personal, everything in the song is real, that he wanted to share this moment with his fans, with the world, and it was actually his suggestion,” Robinson revealed. “I was ready to cast someone, and he was real calm and said, ‘Hey, Dest is gonna be here, I think we need to keep it real.'” (MTV)
Nas’ “Ghetto Dreams” collaborator Common recently reacted to the new record.
“I feel like in art you gotta be free to express what you need to say,” Common told XXLMag.com. “That’s our job. That’s what we do. When you an artist, you can pour out your soul. Sometimes that’s the way to get it out. I don’t think it’s different than what Marvin Gaye was doin’, it’s the same mentality. Marvin Gaye did an album called Here, My Dear. The judge said he had to give all the proceeds from one of his next albums to his ex wife that he was divorcing. So he wrote all the songs about they relationship.” (XXL Mag)
The rap veteran and his daughter were recently spotted on the song’s music video set.
Nas was joined by his daughter Destiny on set of the Chris Robinson-directed video for “Daughters” earlier this week. The hip-hop superstar, who also has a son with ex-wife Kelis, reflects on his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter on the powerful single, which will appear on his upcoming album Life Is Good, due July 17. Despite his good intentions, the No I.D.-produced song has struck a sour note with Destiny’s mother, Carmen Bryan. (Rap-Up)
After catching heat over discussing the “Daughters” record, the rapper’s ex-girlfriend recently promised to silence further comments.
Bryan’s condemnation of ‘Daughters’ didn’t sit well with fans of Nas who flooded her page with criticism of her position and requests to clarify her views, but after responding to only a few of the many negative responses her comments received, Bryan noted that she would no longer discuss the track following Destiny’s wishes. “At this time I am going to honor my daughter’s request and not validate the song by commenting on it any further,” Bryan wrote. (This Beat Goes)
Check out Nas’ “Daughters” below: