Nas is using his influence to help a down and out family in Washington D.C. After watching a television news report about a family of eight that lost their home in a fire, the Queens rapper has rallied his fans to help raise funds to “give this family a miracle” and avoid homelessness.
After hearing about a Washington, D.C. family who lost their home, Queens, New York star emcee Nas is taking action. The Def Jam Records artist learned about the family of Stanley Young, an unemployed construction worked in the U.S. capital city, who lost his apartment above a grocery store after a fire. The eight-member family is currently living in a hotel, with funds soon running out. After Nas caught wind of the news from a Washington ABC affiliate, he took action.
On Twitter this morning, the “I Can” writer tweeted this morning (August 8) “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young – father of seven, now homeless.” He continued, “Help me give his family a miracle.”
Nas was the first to pledge funds via a Crowdtilt page. At the time this story was published, $18,000 plus dollars have been raised of a $20,000 goal.
Now this, is Hip-Hop.
Watch the report that moved Nas to action below.