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.
\u201cDespite the rumors, we are happy to report that we will still be supplying you with all the mixtapes you love. We're working through technical issues on our site and app, but still actively update our youtube! Thanks for all the love and concerns but we promise, we are still here\u201d— DatPiff (@DatPiff) 1678761480
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.
\u201cWhen a label gave me a plaque I thought they was tryna trick me lol \u2026 show me the financials that my art made \u2026 that other shit a mental trick \u2026 give me a plaque with how much my song made and how much I got paid \u2026 I\u2019m shying away from that whole system it\u2019s not for us!\u201d— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 1668715691
\u201cI don\u2019t want FLAMERZ 5 on no streaming service \u2026. This strictly underground music \u2026 billboard can\u2019t rate it \u2026. Just rate the music \u2026.I\u2019d bet you a million I can make the UnitedStates/world play it with one upload button .. been doing it since MySpace lol\u201d— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 1668715962
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.
\u201cApril Fools! Please read full \ud83e\uddf5 \ud83d\udc47\u201d— LiveMixtapes (@LiveMixtapes) 1680454302
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.