Nas*Nas is definitely known as a conscious rapper with a catalog of songs pulling for people to better themselves.

Recently he became a fundraiser, lobbying to help Stanley Young, a Washington D.C. single father who lost his home in a fire.

On, Nas says he “could barely watch [Young’s] tragic story on the news,” so he knew he needed to get involved. So he took to his social media sites and enlisted the help of crowd funding site CrowdTilt to raise $50,000 to help Young and his family buy a new home.

Young is a single father of eight and has been staying in a hotel since the house burned down last month. He is trying to find a permanent home for his family as they are days away from having to vacate their temporary housing.

Losing their house is just one more tragedy the children have had to endure; they lost their mother last year.

Nas was moved after seeing Young’s raw emotion and wrote a note to the family explaining his reasons for wanting to get involved.

“I am also a single father, and we don’t get enough credit in this country….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.”

At press time, Nas has raised nearly $43,000 for the Young family. The fundraising campaign ends on August 18th.