This year is widely regarded as a comeback of sorts for Nas, and "Daughters"—with its accompanying music video—has a lot to do with it. On Life Is Good, Nas gets more personal than he has in years, and despite openly addressing his failed marriage to Kelis and status as a rap veteran, nothing hits harder than talk of the conflicted relationship with his daughter.
When Destiny Jones got caught acting up on social media earlier in th year, Nas didn't shy away from the scandal in embarrassment. He tackled the issue head-on in song and even re-enacted it in the music video for "Daughters," which even stars his real-life daughter. The clip was timely, fearless, and ultimately, one of the best of the year.