The Hamilton Mixtape [Edited Lyrics]

The Hamilton Mixtape [Edited Lyrics]

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Overview

Following Hamilton's original Broadway cast album by a year, The Hamilton Mixtape offers up new versions of tunes from the blockbuster musical by some of pop, rap, and R&B's biggest names. Curated by show auteur Lin-Manuel Miranda, it wields a whopping 23 tracks, still only half as many as the cast album. Four of the remakes feature alternative rap icons the Roots, including highlight "My Shot [Rise Up Remix]." (Bandmembers Questlove and Black Thought were involved in the production of the original cast album.) Rumbling drums and electric bass and guitar add weight to their impassioned revision, as do vocals by Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz. The remix also incorporates elements of Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Pt. II" and the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Going Back to Cali," and features Nate Ruess of Fun. on backing vocals. On a much less serious entry, the Tonight Show house band is joined by host Jimmy Fallon for a loyal version of the showtune-ish "You'll Be Back." Other album contributors include marquee names such as Sia, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson, who belts out a solo pop rendition of "It's Quiet Uptown." Elsewhere, Ashanti and Ja Rule craft a stylish edition of "Helpless," and Jill Scott turns "Say No to This" inside out for the seductive "Say Yes to This." A winsome cover of "Dear Theodosia" by Regina Spektor featuring Ben Folds falls right into her (their) wheelhouse before the song is reprised at the end of the album in an even more idiosyncratic version by Chance the Rapper and Francis & the Lights. Taken as a whole, The Hamilton Mixtape will likely appeal more to fans of the musical than to pop fans at large, despite big names and the very contemporary songs' easy passage to radio-friendly arrangements. After all, some of the lyrics do detail finer historical points. Still, there are plenty of fans of both, and a broader theme of overcoming odds shines through tracks like "My Shot" and "It's Quiet Uptown." Completists should note that the record also includes two Hamilton demos by Miranda himself, who also appears on the original song "Wrote My Way Out" with Nas ("I picked up the pen/Like Hamilton"). Those disappointed by any omissions, take heart. Just before release, Miranda tweeted the promise of a Vol. 2. [An Edited Version was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2016
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678662621
catalogNumber: 553256
Rank: 87531

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Fischbach   Cello
Larry Gold   Conductor
Charles Jones   Piano,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
James Poyser   Keyboards
Patrick Warren   Piano,Keyboards
Andy Thompson   Piano,Violin
Jessy Greene   Violin
Mike Elizondo   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Jill Scott   Background Vocals
Zac Rae   Keyboards
Alicia Keys   Piano
Leo Abrahams   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Aaron Pearce   Background Vocals
Regina Spektor   Piano
Kirk Douglas   Guitar
Tony Esterly   Guitar,Keyboards
Luigi Mazzocchi   Violin
Mark Kelley   Bass
Dan Lawonn   Cello
Charles Parker   Violin
Trevor Lawrence   Drums
Blake Espy   Violin
Andrew Foreman   Double Bass
Dayna Hepler   Violin
Piotr Filochowski   Violin
Vivian B. Dozor   Cello

Technical Credits

Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Greg Green   Engineer
Bill Sherman   Producer
Jason Halbert   Producer
Kuk Harrell   Vocal Producer
Andy Thompson   Producer,Engineer
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Mike Elizondo   Producer,drum programming
Tariq Trotter   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Bruce Washington   Composer
Ann Mincieli   Engineer
Tyrone Wrice   Composer
Steve Mandel   Vocal Engineer
Christopher Wallace   Composer
Shawn J. Period   Arranger,Producer
Jill Scott   Composer
Eric Olson   Programming
Adam Hawkins   Engineer
Roger Troutman   Composer
Alicia Keys   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
John Hanes   Engineer
Leo Abrahams   Producer
Michael Thomas   Engineer
Tupac Shakur   Composer
Dru Castro   Engineer
Montez Roberts   Engineer
Aaron Pearce   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Riggs Morales   Executive Producer
Tom Calvert   Engineer
Steve Pageot   drum programming
Regina Spektor   Producer
John Legend   Producer
Michael Kushner   Music Business Affairs
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
John Netti   Engineer
Ariel Chobaz   Engineer
Lonnie Lynn   Composer
Rafael "Rafa" Arcaute   Engineer
René Pérez   Composer
Tony Esterly   drum programming,Additional Production
Brent Arrowood   Engineer
Jesse Shatkin   Engineer
Ingrid Michaelson   Composer
Joell Ortiz   Composer
Sam Giannelli   Engineer
John DeNosky   Engineer
Jordan Mitchell   Engineer
Morgan Stratton   Engineer
Francis & the Lights   Producer
Emile Haynie   Producer
Lin-Manuel Miranda   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Tyler Hartman   Engineer
Jeremy Kulousek   Composer
Lazerbeak   Additional Production
Keinan Warsame   Composer
Joseph Paquette   Composer
Cameron Thomaz   Composer
Nasir Jones   Composer
Samur Khouja   Engineer
Ahmir Thompson   Producer,Executive Producer
Shockwave   Producer
Zach Steele   Engineer
!llmind   Producer,drum programming
Yafeu A. Fula   Composer
Alexander Rudd   Engineer
Trevor Lawrence   drum programming
Ebonie Smith   Engineer
Stro Elliot   Producer
Rufus Cooper   Composer
Osten Harvey   Composer
Ramon Ibanga   Composer
Jeffrey Penalva   Composer
Trooko   Producer
Chance the Rapper   Producer
Katari Cox   Composer
Peter Cottontale   Producer
Andrew Sarlo   Engineer
Claudia Feliciano   Composer
Trevor Smith   Composer
David Brewster   Composer
Nico Segal   Producer
Wurxs   Producer
Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins   Composer
Gonzalo Contreras   Engineer
Jon Schacter   Engineer
Bryan Fryzel   Producer
Eric Dan   Composer
Zach Vaughan   Composer
Johnathan Wright   Engineer
Albert Johnson   Composer
Nicholas Cavalieri   Engineer
Rizwan Ahmed   Composer
Angelo Payne   Engineer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Cash Dillon   Engineer
Alvaro Rincon   Engineer
Brett Copell   Music Business Affairs
Ben Landry   Music Business Affairs

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