Pop Stars Sing Hamilton Score on Mixtape, Released Today

News   Pop Stars Sing Hamilton Score on Mixtape, Released Today
Album features Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Fallon, and many more.

The long-awaited The Hamilton Mixtape is finally available in its entirety starting December 2, both as a digital download and as a hard-copy CD.

Created by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda in collaboration with Questlove, the Roots co-founder who produced Hamilton's Grammy-winning cast album, The Hamilton Mixtape features a constellation of contemporary music stars who put their personal stamps on songs from the score.


Performers heard on the Hamilton Mixtape include Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Busta Rhymes, Queen Latifah, Nas, Common, plus a special appearance by talk-show host Jimmy Fallon, singing ”You’ll Be Back.”

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Miranda said he was inspired by the popular concept albums of the 1970s and ’80s, citing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which was released as an LP before being transformed for the stage.

With “The Hamilton Mixtape,” Miranda reverses the model.

Seven of the 23 tracks were released digitally in recent weeks, the latest coming on Thanksgiving, “Helpless” (featuring Ja Rule) - Ashanti.

Here is a video for the song:

Previously released tracks from the album are also available on iTunes and Spotify:

“Wait for It” - Usher
“Wrote My Way Out” - Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Aloe Blacc
“Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” - K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
“Satisfied” (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) - Sia

Two further tracks, “My Shot” and “It’s Quiet Uptown,” were previously made available on both Spotify and iTunes (explicit version) (clean version).

Fun: Watch Jonathan Groff on Facebook react to hearing the new “Satisfied” for the first time:

Here is the complete track list:

1. “No John Trumbull” (Intro) - The Roots
2. “My Shot” (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] - The Roots
3. “Wrote My Way Out” - Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. “Wait For It” - Usher
5. “An Open Letter” (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] - Watsky
6. “Satisfied” (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) - Sia
7. “Dear Theodosia” (feat. Ben Folds) - Regina Spektor
8. “Valley Forge” (Demo) - Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. “It's Quiet Uptown” - Kelly Clarkson
10. “That Would Be Enough” - Alicia Keys
11. “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” - K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. “You'll Be Back” - Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. “Helpless” (feat. Ja Rule) - Ashanti
14. “Take A Break” (Interlude) - !llmind
15. “Say Yes To This” - Jill Scott
16. “Congratulations” - Dessa
17. “Burn” - Andra Day
18. “Stay Alive” (Interlude) - J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. “Slavery Battle” (Demo) - Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. “Washingtons By Your Side” - Wiz Khalifa
21. “History Has Its Eyes On You” - John Legend
22. “Who Tells Your Story” (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) - The Roots
23. “Dear Theodosia” (Reprise) - Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

Hamilton was originally conceived as a mixtape and morphed into a show.

Miranda said a Mixtape 2 is already being planned.


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