Producer: J. Cole
J. Cole: “That’s a song that I’m torn about because it’s good enough to be on the album. I want it out to the world, which is why I put it as a bonus. But it’s also good enough to save for the second album.
“I made that in L.A. in the spring. When I was in L.A., I had a nice little vibe and I was doing a string of songs. I made a song called ‘Neverland,’ I made ‘Disgusting,’ and I made ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ in that stretch. ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ was my favorite. We actually got a little video shot for it.
“The song is exploring the relationships between bad girls and their fathers. The girls we consider hoes, like the strippers, or the girls you just look at like, ‘Damn, she’s lost,’ but we still love them because they sexy. It’s just exploring their relationships.
“I didn’t want to take ‘Cheer Up’ off the album out but the sequence that we had is so great. Jay made a point that if I can get somebody on the hook to make it as big as it’s supposed to be—because it’s supposed to be really big record.
“The argument is even though I’m talking about specific things on that song, you have ‘Breakdown,’ ‘Lost Ones,’ and even ‘The Sideline Story’ which are all emotional records. So I’m going to save ‘Cheer Up’ for the second album.”