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  • Questlove and Lin-Manuel Miranda Spill Details On "The Hamilton Mixtape," Including Chance The Rapper, Busta Rhymes, & A Host Of All-Stars

    Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:48:03

    Questlove and Lin-Manuel Miranda Spill Details On "The Hamilton Mixtape," Including Chance The Rapper, Busta Rhymes, & A Host Of All-Stars -

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    Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Common, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, and Queen Latifah will all make appearances on the forthcoming The Hamilton Mixtape. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton recently won the GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Questlove was the executive producer of the musical's soundtrack.

    Speaking about the mixtape in an interview with Vanity Fair, Questlove stated, "People are coming out of the woodwork, knocking on the door. Half the songs are cover versions of songs in the show, and the others are interpolations—we'll take some of this, some of that, and make something new out of it."

    In the same interview, Lin-Manuel Miranda said about the musical, "I really wanted the hip-hop community to embrace Hamilton because it's such a love letter to them." The Roots drummer later added, "Hamilton is the balance that hip-hop needed. It's changing the conversation. The amount of people in my apartment building treating me different now ... This is a key moment for Broadway and for music."

    The musical 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.

    There has been no release date set for the mixtape, as of yet.

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