DatPiff.com mixtapes
DatPiff.com mixtapes
DatPiff.com mixtapes

DatPiff is Coming Back Reinvented, as File-Sharing Services Face Change

Beloved mixtape service DatPiff is reinventing by pairing with Archive.com to make past music accessible.

DatPiff is rolling out its “next generation.” After the mixtape service announced last month that it was enduring “technical issues” on its website and app, the platform recently gave fans an update that it partnered with Archive.com to make past music accessible.

DatPiff says that they’ll have “more to share soon,” also telling fans to visit their YouTube and Instagram accounts for additional information.

"Despite the rumors, we are happy to report that we will still be supplying you with all the mixtapes you love," DatPiff tweeted last month.

DatPiff launched in 2005, becoming a premiere music service for hip-hop enthusiasts, with releases from Lil Wayne, Drake, Big Sean, Migos, Wale, and more. Last November, Meek Mill released his mixtape Flamerz 5 exclusively on the platform. The rapper would explain that the move came from not wanting the label to interfere with his profit from the release.

The platform becomes the newest Gen-X and millennial-favorite music downloading service to relaunch, following LiveMixtapes, who issued an April Fools Prank before revealing their updated website and professional tools and distribution platform, LMT Pro.

Last May, former peer-to-peer file-sharing website LimeWire returned as an NFT marketplace under new owners Julian and Paul Zehetmayr. Instead of adapting to the new online climate, ZippyShare completely shuttered in March of this year, and their website tells fans to consider other file-sharing services like Mega, pCloud, and Pixeldrain.

“I guess all the competing file storage service companies on the market look better, offer better performance and more features. No one needs a dinosaur like us anymore,” ZippyShare said in a statement.