Fans Awaiting the Hamilton Mixtape Release

Jessa Lopez, Staff Writer

The Hamilton Mixtape was first announced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit musical Hamilton, in March. Now, the mixtape is set to be released before the end of this year and fans are having a mixed feeling toward it but mostly everyone is excited for the new flavor added in each sensational songs.

The musical Hamilton is about the founding father Alexander Hamilton. This musical depicts Hamilton’s struggle in America as an immigrant and the failures, successes ,and fights he went through in his life. Miranda fuses theatrical aspect with hip-hop, transforming theater all around the world. The play has been out since February 17, 2015 until now. People have been immersed and mesmerized by this astounding and genius work because of its diversity and originality. Its fame keeps soaring until to this day from its epic cabinet rap battles, to somber ballads, to up-beat inspirational songs.

Lin Manuel Miranda said that he wasn’t planning on appearing on the tape. He told Vanity Fair, “I’m not going to be on it because, for me, the goal is to keep this inspired by the original,” referring to the original musical.

Right now, two new songs are available to stream. The heartbreaking and somber ballad, “It’s Quiet Uptown,” sung by Kelly Clarkson. Also, Busta Rhymes, Jeoll Ortiz, and Nate Ruess tackles “My Shot” with a newly refine remix and mind blowing triplet rhythms without straying far off the original track. You can pre-order the mixtape right now, but the whole mixtape will officially available on December 2 just in time for Christmas. This will be a perfect Christmas present to Hamilton fanatics out there.

The full track list includes:
1. “No John Trumbull” (Intro) – The Roots
2. “My Shot” (Rise Up Remix) – The Roots (featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess)
3. “Wrote My Way Out” – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Aloe Blacc
4. “Wait For It” – Usher
5. “An Open Letter” (Interlude) – Watsky (feat. Shockwave)
6. “Satisfied” – Sia (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah)
7. “Dear Theodosia” – Regina Spektor (feat. Ben Folds)
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 and The Roots
13. “Helpless” – Ashanti (feat. Ja Rule)
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” – The Roots (feat. Common and Ingrid Michaelson)
23. “Dear Theodosia” (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper and Francis and The Lights

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