Talib Kweli is a name synonymous with many things. When you hear it you think amazing artist or social activist, but one thing you may not first imagine is tech enthusiast. There is no mystery around the fact the music scene has drastically changed in the past decade, whether it is from streaming music, digital downloads, or the increase in piracy, the way we find, consume, and share music has changed exponentially and will never be the same again. Few artists have done as well to adapt to the new landscape as Talib Kweli. He has transferred over to being fully independent, and taken control of his career in a way many only dream of. Recently I had a chance to sit down with him to talk a bit about it.
For someone like Talib who has been in the music scene for so long, I was curious as to how technology has changed music discovery. On the subject he said,