President Obama Freestyles with Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:56:07
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Yesterday, creator and star of the musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, joined President Barack Obama in the White House Rose Garden for some freestyle action. Standing next to Miranda, Obama held up large notecards with words like "POTUS," "Obamacare," and "Constitution," for Miranda to rap about. Obama was in a jovial nature as he joked about being nervous and hoping he "didn't drop these cards."
The cast of Hamilton performed selections of the musical at the White House as well. President Obama made the opening remarks for the performance where he joked about being responsible for the creation of the musical. In 2009, Lin-Manuel Miranda performed a song from the musical at a White House Poetry Jam.
Last month, Hamilton took home the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theatre Album. And earlier this March, Questlove disclosed that Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Common, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, and Queen Latifah will all make appearances on the forthcoming The Hamilton Mixtape.
Hamilton is currently set to go on its first U.S. tour in March 17th. The first 21 weeks of the show's tour will be played at San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theatre, then it will head to Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre from August through December.For more on Hamilton, check out:
Questlove and Lin-Manuel Miranda Spill Details On "The Hamilton Mixtape," Including Chance The Rapper, Busta Rhymes, & A Host Of All-Stars
—The ARTISTdirect Staff