Talib Kweli Visits Turntable.fm, Gets First Verified Account & Own Avatar
Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli was one of the first musicians to get into Turntable.fm, the still-in-beta service that lets users spin tunes in avatar-filled chatrooms. Now he has his very own avatar — and Turntable’s first verified account.
We can see more musicians getting their own avatars; the site is becoming an increasingly popular venue in which to premiere tracks. (Paste magazine has been partnering with musicians to drop albums, and Ra Ra Riot’s Mathieu Santos showcased his solo project on the site, to name a few converts.) Lady Gaga and Kanye West are also rumored to have invested in TT.fm.
A few weeks ago, the coveted Deadmau5 avatar was removed from the site with the message: “Deadmau5 avatar has been reserved for the actual deadmau5. So instead, may we present our awesome monkey couple.” Perhaps now Joel Zimmerman — the man inside the Deadmau5 head — will visit HQ to score his very own verified account? We certainly hope so.