Datpiff helped launch the careers of hit rappers throughout the 2010's.
On Datpiff, I first heard music by rappers such as Mac Miller, Logic, Snow Tha Product, Joey Bada$$, Dej Loaf, Kendrick Lamar, and many more.
Hailed "The Authority in Free Mixtapes," it's always been a hip-hop fan's paradise...
Free mixtape downloads by some of your favorite rappers...
And a place to discover great music by rappers you've never heard of.
KP, the vice president of Datpiff.com, recently did an interview with Complex.
He said the site is as good and relevant as ever.
Should you release your upcoming mixtape to Datpiff?
Leave some of your fondest Datpiff memories in the comments section below.
In Hip-Hop Daily Dose #25:
I briefly run through the different types of hip-hop mixtapes we've had since the '70s.
Mixtape culture has changed in the last few years...
Datpiff represents a point in time when indie, unsigned rappers finally had the tools to put out a mixtape all by themselves.
And signed rappers could put out music whether their label agreed to it or not.
As great as the internet is, we have some other issues with it...
Mainly, at any point in time a website's server could crash and erase data (aka our mixtapes/music).
Websites like Soundcloud and Spotify are also much more strict on copyrights and borrowing other people's music for our mixtapes.
So, what should you do?
In HHDD #25, I talk about another article I read regarding this issue and some possible solutions to preserve your legacy.
Articles mentioned in this show:
"‘We’re Still Here and Stronger Than Ever’: How DatPiff Found Its Niche" by Kemet High for Complex.
'A GENERATION OF HIP-HOP WAS GIVEN AWAY FOR FREE. CAN IT BE ARCHIVED?" by Jack Denton for Pacific Standard.
Previous HHDD podcast shows I mention that you may want to review:
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