A Hamilton Mixtape May Be Coming to Music Stores
An actual Hamilton Mixtape, inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway juggernaut Hamilton, is coming to record stores, according to published reports.
"People are coming out of the woodwork, knocking on the door," Miranda told Vanity Fair of artists who'd like to be included on the album, which would be inspired by the stage musical and will take its name from the original working title of the project. "Half the songs are cover versions of songs in the show, and the others are interpolations — we'll take some of this, some of that, and make something new out of it." The album, expected to be released later this year, would feature the likes of Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, and many others.
Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America. The show, which had its world premiere at the Public Theater, features a hip-hop score by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the title character
The featured cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds). Javier Muñoz takes on the role of Alexander Hamilton once a week