OKAY! So I will try my best to write this with actual words and not fangirling squeals.. But it will be hard..
You may have heard of the Hamilton Musical. If not then it is a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that opened on Broadway 6th of August 2015. The musical is about the life and career of the founding father Alexander Hamilton. Now you might think “ew history! Isn’t this for old people?” But NO! Because the entire story is told in hip hop / rap music! Since its opening in 2015 the musical has won eleven Tony awards and the Pulitzer Price. It is truly innovative and basically the best thing.. like… EVER! It is also quite addictive so if you start listening to it, it is at your own risk 😉 You can listen to it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes.
Now onto the real business! What I am hear to talk about today is something than when I first saw it just could not believe.. it was too good to be true… it is a Hamilton Mixtape!!! Here stars from all over the world has made covers / Hamilton-inspired songs! You might think but it cannot be as good as the real thing… and no it is not but it is also something else entirely! There are even a few demos of songs that did not make the cut! I REPEAT THERE ARE MORE HAMILTON SONGS!!! Some of the stars include Sia, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Fallon, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend and so many more!
It is absolutely fantastic and, like with the Hamilton musical, you can listen to it on Spotify and other streaming services! You can also get it on iTunes and in a real CD format.
I highly recommend Hamilton fans listening to it as it is sort of like a “soundtrack” to the real “movie” (the musical) where you can like with the Hunger Games listen to the soundtrack(s) and think back on the musical/books ❤
The song are both covers but also new songs about immigrants, ambitions, Alex’s life and remixes. Among my own favorited are: “No John Trumbull” “An Open Letter” “Valley Forge” “Immigrants” “Congratulations” and last but definitely not least “Cabinet Battle 3”!!!!! Yes you heard it THERE IS A THIRD CABINET BATTLE!!
I hope you will go listen to it as it really is freaking fabulous! If you do, tell me what you think of it!
Love – Anne Sofie