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Rapper Nas raises $50K to help single father of eight find a home

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Hip-hop MC Nas is using his fame to help raise money for a struggling Washington, D.C. family who recently lost their home in a fire.

According to ABC 7 News, the fire destroyed the home of Stanley Young, a father of eight and newly-unemployed construction worker. Since then, the family had been left to call a hotel a home.

The Youngs must leave the hotel by Aug. 13, but finding a home for a family of eight with little income is difficult.

Nas found out about Young and "could barely watch his tragic story." Nas, also a single father, set up an online fundraising campaign through Crowdtilt.

Since Friday, the campaign has reached over $51,000 and has eight days until it ends. Nas contributed $10,000 of his own money to the cause.

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