Nas Helps Single Father with Viral Campaign

Rap legend Nas, has always been one to extend his heart to the community and give back. This past weekend the Queensbridge native started collecting funds for a single father of 8, Stanley Young, in D.C. whose house was destroyed in a fire

In the first few hours, Nas rallied 400+ people to pledge $29K+ in a viral fundraiser to save Young’s family.

Stanley Young is an unemployed construction worker and single father. Two weeks ago, a fire destroyed his home. His family is stuck in a hotel, but time is running out. They will be kicked out by August 13.

Nas wrote to his fans on social media:

I am also a single father, and we don’t get enough credit in this country. I’m committed to helping Stanley and his eight (yes 8!) kids. Moreover, I believe and hope that we should all, as a community, come together to help our fellow American men and women when they need us in desperate situations like this. See if you can’t find a few dollars to help the Youngs get back on their feet with me. We need to raise enough to extend their stay, and maybe even afford a down payment on a new house or something.

This is real. It is me. I’m putting in $5,000 myself. Never done something like this, but I have faith that our American community can pull together a miracle for this strong family who needs our help right now. We’ve already made our first, $20,000 goal, and I’ve put in another $5,000 on top.

To help Young and his family with their fundraiser go to

Source: Bossip