Nas' new single "Daughters" finds him expressing himself as a father, his failures and joys. XXL spoke to Nas about the single, and here's what he had to say.

"Yeah man, I guess we’re starting to give you the next chapter," Nas explained. "It’s like a story in a way. We’re about to give you the next records and give the people the album. That’s just opening up the album to people, it’s go time. We started, ‘Nasty’ been out there for a long time. Then ‘The Don’ that video should drop this week. Then, we open. The book is open. The movie begins. So ‘Daughters’ is like welcome to my world."

"Man, that’s what I try to put into one song," Nas added. "Boy, it’s amazing, man. She’s so important to me and she always has been.  They grow so fast and time flies man. Before you know it, you’re looking at a little lady."

"She’s my first kid, my first time watching a child become a teen and a little adult before my eyes," he continued, poignantly. "That’s one of the most important things in my life. She is. I can’t get away from talking about it. It’s actually one of the first songs I recorded for this album."

Nas' album Life is Good drops July 17th.