Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted the first official music video from The Hamilton Mixtape June 28 on The Today Show. Take a look at Riz Ahmed (as Riz MC), K’Naan, Residente, and Snow Tha Product in “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” above.
The video, directed by Tomás Whitmore, explores the unsung impact and hardships of immigrants (“America’s ghost writers,” as Snow Tha Product raps) in American culture.
The track, inspired by a line from Hamilton’s “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down),” appears on the 2016 album, which features covers, samples, and variations of songs from Miranda’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical. Additional artists on The Hamilton Mixtape include Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, John Legend, and Chance the Rapper.
The release of the video follows the launch of the #Ham4All challenge, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition. The organization provides legal services and resources to immigrants, refugees, and asylees.
Fans who donate will also get a shot at winning two VIP tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of the musical at the Pantages Theatre. Click here for more information.
Miranda executive produces the video alongside Robert Rodriguez, Kimberly Stuckwisch, and Ian Blair.