Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Lopez Tease Collaborative Song to Benefit Orlando Victims
Genius doesn't rest. Continuing his current mission to rap his way into pop music's upper echelon, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced Monday a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, aiming to benefit the victims in the Orlando, Florida, shooting in June.
To be titled "Love Make the World Go Round," the writer and star of the award-show sweeping Hamilton and the Grammy Award-winning pop diva shared a taste of the song on Twitter. It includes a healthy does of Miranda's characteristic double-time flows and Lopez's soaring hooks.
The song will benefit the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando, which aims to "address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual," in the wake of the tragedy, according to its website. "Beyond emergency assistance, they will be provided with case management, crisis intervention, and mental health services, among other needs."
The song builds off of the speech Manuel delivered while accepting his Tony in June for best score for his groundbreaking play, in which he claimed, "Love is love is love is love."
"A generation of innovators enabled to patiently wait for change 'cause change is what they've been afraid of," Manuel raps in the teaser. "The malevolence can wait, raise a level of debate, celebrate, elevate."