The Broadway musical Hamilton is a Hip Hop inspired biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The Hip Hop musical has achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.
In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Writer/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has assembled a spin-off project entitled The Hamilton Mixtape, which will reportedly feature covers of songs from the musical as well as interpolations of others.
Although there isn’t a release date just yet. The mixtape is however now available for preorder. The track list was revealed yesterday and just by looking at the features we can tell this will indeed be something special!
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 3, 2016
For one, there is an upcoming Ashanti and Ja Rule duet – in 2016!
The Legendary Nas will also be collaborating on a track with his protégé, our new favourite, Dave East.
The Roots as expected is sprinkled all over the tape but there is also contributions from new school buzzing rappers like Snow The Product and an interesting Queen Latifah team up with SIA and Miguel.
With the Addition of Chance The Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, Common and more this is one exciting track list for a now highly anticipated mixtape!
The Hamilton musical will also be opening in the West End (London) in October 2017, so we have that to look forward to!