New Music: The Hamilton Mixtape

New Music: <i>The Hamilton Mixtape</i>

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s long-awaited Hamilton Mixtape album is available for pre-order.

The album features hit songs from the show performed by popular artists, including “It’s Quiet Uptown” by Kelly Clarkson, “Satisfied” by Sia,  and “My Shot” by Busta Rhymes and The Roots.

New Music: <i>The Hamilton Mixtape</i>
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The mixtape will be released December 2.

From USA Today:

First we have Clarkson doing a rendition of It’s Quiet Uptown. The song is from the musical’s second act, and is sung in the show after (spoiler alert for American history) Alexander’s son is killed in a duel. The mournful ballad fits perfectly with Clarkson’s soft pop style. You might expect to hear her cover right after Because of You on an album.

In a completely different preview track we have My Shot [Rise Up Remix] by The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Rues. In the show, Hamilton sings this song early in Act I, and it’s the song that establishes the character as the hero of the piece. Miranda has said the song took him years to write. In the show, the song also features Hamilton’s friends Jon Laurens, Hercules Mulligan and the Marquis de Lafayette. Miranda has also said that he based Mulligan’s rap style on Busta Rhymes. In the remix, Busta gets his shot at verses.

Here’s the two advance tracks. Both are stunning.

(h/t JoeMyGod)