'Hamilton Mixtape': Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda's new song and Usher's "Wait For It"
Ahead of the Dec. 2 release of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Mixtape, the creator and star of the Tony-winning Broadway musical has now released "Wrote My Way Out," a completely different version of his song "Hurricane."
Miranda already dropped Kelly Clarkson's "It's Quiet Uptown" and the Roots' "My Shot," featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess, in early November. Now he's released "Wrote My Way Out," which features himself, Aloe Blacc, Nas, and Dave East.
Miranda, Nas, and East alternate with the song's three verses, but Miranda's "Wrote My Way Out" verse is a first-timer. Here are some of the lyrics from his verse, courtesy of Genius.
High speed, dubbing these rhymes in dual cassette deck
In addition, Miranda also put out Usher's version of "Wait For It," which was performed by Leslie Odom Jr. in the original production of the show. Earlier this month, Miranda tweeted out the full lineup for the mixtape. Some big names include Alicia Keys, Sia, John Legend, and Chance the Rapper.
Both "Wrote My Way Out" and "Wait for It" are available on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. You can listen to them below.