The stars aligned for a creative cause this year. After dominating the theatre scene by way of its brilliant story telling, ‘Hamilton the Musical’ has unlocked a mixtape featuring some of the world’s strongest acts.
Think Busta Rhymes.
Think Chance the Rapper.
Think Jill Scott.
Think Alicia Keys.
1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (Rise Up Remix) – The Roots feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & 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 & 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 & Ingrid Michaelson
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights
Yet to see the show and crushed to discover tickets have sold out? Fear not.
Why? Its heading to the United Kingdom next year!
The mixtape drops via Atlantic (home to Kehlani, Wstrn, Rita Ora, Janelle Monae and Trey Songz) and features reworked versions of songs performed in the critically acclaimed play.
So, just how successful is ‘Hamilton’? Extremely.
Much to the delight of its producers, it set a record for the most money generated by a Broadway play in a single week when it picked up $3 million in the space of seven days.