The mixtape was officially released in December of 2016, and is comprised of select songs from the musical. The songs are rerecorded with popular artists and given more of a studio vibe. It features the likes of Chance the Rapper, the Roots, Jill Scott, Nas, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, and many more. The Hamilton Mixtape debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and had the largest sales in a week by a compilation album since Cruel Summer by GOOD Music.
This week, Miranda released a video for Immigrants (We Get the Job Done). The song/video features a lineup of four emcees from varying countries, including: K'Naan(Somalia), Snow Tha Product(Mexico/US), Riz MC(London), and Residente(Puerto Rico).
Each verse is lyrically impressive, and the video is filmed as more of a short film rather than your standard music video. You're shown depictions of experiences for immigrants coming into the US, as each rapper tells a particular story. It's mostly set against dark backgrounds, and the images of crowds standing united are inspiring.
WATCH Lin-Manuel Miranda's powerful video for Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) below!