This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest cultural stories of the day.
Netflix creating NBA docuseries like ‘Quarterback’ with LeBron James, Jayson Tatum: Sources
Lil Uzi Vert "Red Moon" Video
Mixtape platform DatPiff uploads its 50TB cache of 366,420 mixtapes and free albums to the Internet Archive, after experiencing a server crash in March 2023
DatPiff was founded in 2005 by Marcus Frasier. The platform served as a hub during the Blog Era, an exalted chapter of rap history where everyone from upstart artists to veteran acts began placing free music on their site and others. DatPiff and blog sites essentially comprised a digital marketplace that allowed independent acts to be seen next to established acts, bolstering their profile and allowing some to circumvent major labels altogether.