The music video for “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” from The Hamilton Mixtape earned an MTV Video Music Award nomination July 25. The video—the first from the multi-artist album—is represented in the Best Fight Against the System category.
The impassioned track from the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical’s de facto retroactive concept album features K’naan, Residente, Riz MC, and Snow That Product.
The music video, directed by Tomás Whitmore, dropped June 28, marking the launch of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #Ham4All campaign. The drive aims to raise funds and awareness for the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, which provides various services and resources to immigrants, refugees, and asylees.
The Best Fight Against the System award honors works that explore various forms of resistance against social injustice. The category was introduced earlier this year at the MTV Movie Awards, when U.S. Representative Maxine Waters and Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross presented the award to Taraji P. Henson for her performance in Hidden Figures.
Joining the Hamilton Mixtape music video in the category are “Black SpiderMan” by Logic (featuring Damian Lemar Hudson), “Light” by Big Sean, “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara, “Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” by Taboo with Shailene Woodley, and John Legend’s “Surefire.”
Voting for eight categories—including Best Fight Against the System—is now open at MTV.com. The 2017 VMAs will be presented August 27.