Hamilton is the wildly successful Broadway play by Lin-Mauel Miranda that fused hip-hop and the beginnings of American history, all while blurring the lines of race in that time period.
The play first arrived on Broadway in August last year, and a month later, an official recording of the songs in musical was released. The album was produced in part by Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots.
After the unbelievable amount of demand for more shows and content stemming from the play, Miranda revealed he was putting together a Hamilton mixtape, which would feature covers and song inspired by the musical.
The Hamilton Mixtape tracklist will feature a bevy of hip-hop and R&B All-Stars like Nas, The Roots, Chance the Rapper, Usher, Busta Rhymes, Alisha Keys, Ashanti, Ja Rule, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Queen Latifah, Common, Miguel and tons more across its 23 tracks.
The mixtape is going up for pre-order on iTunes tonight, when we’ll find out the official release date.
Check out the full tracklist below.
- The Roots – “No John Trumbull (Intro)”
- The Roots – “My Shot (Remix)” f. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess
- Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc – “Wrote My Way Out”
- Usher – “Wait For It”
- Watsky – “An Open Letter” f. Shockwave
- Sia – “Satisfied” f. Miguel & Queen Latifah
- Regina Spektor – “Dear Theodosia” f. Ben Folds
- Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Valley Forge (Demo)”
- Kelly Clarkson – “It’s Quiet Uptown”
- Alicia Keys – “That Would Be Enough”
- K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente – “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)”
- Jimmy Fallon & The Roots – “You’ll Be Back”
- Ashanti – “Helpless” f. Ja Rule
- !llmind – “Take A Break (Interlude)”
- Jill Scott – “Say Yes To This”
- Dessa – “Congratulations”
- Audra Day – “Burn”
- J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot – “Stay Alive (Interlude)”
- Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Slavery Battle (Demo)”
- Wiz Khalifa – “Washingtons By Your Side”
- John Legend – “History Has Its Eyes On You”
- The Roots – “Who Tells Your Story” f. Common & Ingrid Michaelson
- Chance the Rapper & Francis and the Lights – “Dear Theodosia (Reprise)”
In other news, John Legend and Nas — both featured on the soundtrack — have also graced the cover of EBONY’s Power 100 issue, where they list the 100 most influential African Americans.