DatPiff has begun uploading its library to Archive.org.
The site became a legendary hub for hip-hop of all flavours, responsible for defining virtually an entire era of Stateside rap. The rise of streaming may have arguably diminished its importance, but DatPiff retains a special place in the heart of rap fans.
Earlier this year, though, DatPiff suffered a hard drive crash, putting its incredible archive of releases at risk. For a minute there, it seemed as though thousands of pivotal releases – otherwise not available in full – might fall through the cracks of the internet.
In response, DatPiff said it was “still here” and would “still be supplying you with all the mixtapes you love.” Sporadic uploads on YouTube have followed, but it seems that DatPiff are now forging ahead with creating a sustainable library.
Using Archive.org, the site has secured around 54,000 releases for posterity – that’s a lot of creativity in one place.
So, begin searching HERE.