The Hamilton Mixtape Drops Today
It's been a long, arduous road, but the day has finally arrived. The Hamilton Mixtape is now available for purchase, which means your Hamilton listening can resume with new fervor now that your favorite pop, rap, and R&B stars have recorded reimagined covers of the songs you've been playing on repeat since the Broadway cast album's release last September.
Artists who recorded music for The Hamilton Mixtape include The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Usher, Sia, Queen Latifah, Miguel, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, K'naan, Snow tha Product, Riz MC, Residente, Jimmy Fallon, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Jill Scott, Dessa, Andra Day, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Ingrid Michaelson, Chance the Rapper, and more.
Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography entitled Alexander Hamilton, the musical 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, now running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, had its world premiere at the Public Theater and features a hip-hop score by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The show earned the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.