Aesop Rock has just released his newest album, The Impossible Kid, and he will be touting later this week in support of it. North Carolina recently introduced the controversial HB2 law, which discriminates against LGBT individuals, and Aesop has announced how he plans to support North Carolina’s LGBT community.
A number of musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, have reacted by cancelling their shows in the state, but Aesop Rock has decided to take a different approach. Instead of cancelling his Charlotte and Carrboro shows, Rock has announced that all proceeds from the shows will be donated directly to Equality NC.
Equality NC is a non-profit organization committed to securing equal rights for LGBT North Carolinians.
Writing on Facebook, Aesop said, “The discriminatory HB2 law is shameful. We felt that canceling the show outright would not represent our fanbase who also stand against such injustices, and hope that by contributing to the fight locally we can do our small part in a much larger mission”.