We Waited for It, Now It’s Here

WIKIMEDIA Photo Courtesy | "Hamilton" cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Philipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Christopher Jackson (respectively) perform at the White House
WIKIMEDIA | Photo Courtesy               ‘Hamilton’ cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Philipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Christopher Jackson (respectively) perform at the White House.

On Thursday, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a taste of what was to come for “Hamilton” fans everywhere. “The Hamilton Mixtape,” a compilation of “Hamilton” song covers and unproduced originals from Miranda himself, features the voices of the cast and greats in the music industry.

Stars have each added their own twist to “Hamilton” favorites, including a rendition of “Satisfied” by Sia, Miguel and Queen Latifah, “Wait for It” by Usher and “History Has It’s Eyes on You” by John Legend. Other stars featured on the mixtape are Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson and even TV personality Jimmy Fallon.

Songs not included in the musical that will be on the mixtape are “No John Trumbull (Intro)” by the Roots, “Valley Forge (Demo)” and “Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo)” by Miranda. According to an interview with Miranda at the New Yorker Festival, “Cabinet Battle 3” will be about slavery.

Miranda not only revealed the tracklist, but also stated the mixtape would be available for presale starting Nov. 4. While the creator has yet to announce when the mixtape will be available for immediate purchase, there is speculation “The Hamilton Mixtape” will begin hitting stores on Dec. 2.

“The Hamilton Mixtape” has been in the works since October 2015, shortly after “Hamilton” began making its way into the spotlight.

While the original cast of “Hamilton” has left the stage, the PBS documentary has aired and “The Hamilton Mixtape” has been announced, the end for “Hamilton” is by no means soon.

In June 2016, it was revealed Jonathan Groff (King George III) would return to his role for a filming of the play. Around that same time, national tours for “Hamilton” were released with stops set for Chicago, Los Angeles and London.

Much like his musical, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will continue to survive in the music and entertainment industries. He is currently composing music for Disney’s upcoming film “Moana” and will be starring alongside actress Emily Blunt in the live-action version of “Mary Poppins.”

Like the man it represents, the legacy of “Hamilton” will continue to influence the world around us, breaking and molding musical and artistic boundaries, and bringing fans of all backgrounds and music taste together.

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