March 2, 2016


'Hamilton' Mixtape Will Feature Sia, Usher, Chance the Rapper & More

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Broadway hit Hamilton continues to cement itself within pop culture, and is now calling on major artists to be a part of a new project—The Hamilton Mixtape. The album will feature remixes, covers and other songs inspired by the award-winning musical.

SiaChance the RapperUsherBusta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Common, Regina SpektorQueen Latifah and more are all confirmed to appear on the mixtape.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Hamilton, told Vanity Fair in an interview: "To me, Hamilton was a hip-hop artist. He used his words to get everywhere. He also ruined his life using those verbal abilities. I thought of this as a concept album like Jesus Christ Superstar; that was an album before it was staged as a show."

Questlove, who executive-produced the Hamilton cast album (which won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album), will also hop on for Miranda's mixtape. While there is no official release date, Atlantic Records is reportedly set on a Fall 2016 timeframe.