ATLANTIC RECORDS LIFTS THE CURTAIN ON “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE”
ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTION FEATURES COVERS & REMIXES OF SONGS FROM LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA’S LANDMARK MUSICAL BY TOP SUPERSTARS INCLUDING:
SIA, USHER, KELLY CLARKSON, THE ROOTS, ALICIA KEYS, NAS, WIZ KHALIFA, CHANCE THE RAPPER, JOHN LEGEND, JILL SCOTT, REGINA SPEKTOR, ASHANTI, JA RULE, MIGUEL, QUEEN LATIFAH, BEN FOLDS, JIMMY FALLON & MORE
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY GRAMMY WINNERS AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON & TARIQ “BLACK THOUGHT” TROTTER
ALSO FEATURES THREE UNRELEASED HAMILTON DEMOS
“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” ARRIVES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
PRE-ORDER “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” HERE
Atlantic Records has announced the highly-anticipated release of “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE,” an unprecedented musical companion to the landmark Broadway musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The album arrives in stores, digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, December 2nd. Pre-order “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” here.
Listen to two instant grat downloads now:
“My Shot (Rise Up Remix)” by The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess: http://smarturl.it/streammyshot
“It’s Quiet Uptown” by Kelly Clarkson: http://smarturl.it/streamitsquietuptown
Executive produced by The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. Superstars contributing to the one of its kind collection include Sia, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, The Roots, Alicia Keys, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Regina Spektor, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Common, Ben Folds, Andra Day, Jill Scott, Jimmy Fallon & more. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” also includes three previously unreleased HAMILTON demos.
“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” TRACKLIST
- No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
- My Shot (Rise Up Remix) – The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess (LISTEN)
- Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
- Wait For It – Usher
- An Open Letter (Interlude) – Watsky featuring Shockwave
- Satisfied – Sia featuring Miguel & Queen Latifah
- Dear Theodosia – Regina Spektor featuring Ben Folds
- Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
- It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson (LISTEN)
- That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
- Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
- You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
- Helpless –Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
- Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
- Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
- Congratulations – Dessa
- Burn – Andra Day
- Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
- Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Washingtons By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
- History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
- Who Tells Your Story – The Roots featuring Common & Ingrid Michaelson
- Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights
The winner of the 2016 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album,” “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),” is available now in stores, DSPs, and streaming services. The 2x RIAA platinum certified album (only the third cast recording to go 2x platinum in the last 20 years, joining the cast recordings of “Wicked” and “Rent”) made a stunning arrival on the Billboard charts upon its initial digital release, coming in at #1 on the “Top Broadway Albums” chart, #3 on the “Top Rap Albums” chart and #9 on the “Top Current Albums” chart. This impressive debut stands as the biggest first week sales for a digital cast recording and the second biggest first week sales ever for any cast recording, behind only “RENT” in the Nielsen SoundScan era.
The best-selling cast album of 2015, “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” continued to make chart history in the weeks and months following its arrival. The album eventually ascended to the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” – the first and only cast recording to ever reach the chart’s top position. Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, founding members of the GRAMMY®-winning hip-hop band, The Roots, “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” marks the first album to be mixed at the legendary Atlantic Records Studio in New York City.
“2015’s best rap album isn’t by Drake, Kendrick Lamar or Dr. Dre…it’s the cast recording of HAMILTON, a vital companion to the most creative, most talked-about musical to hit Broadway this millennium.”
“A once-in-a-lifetime marvel”
“The closest thing to it in popular rap in recent memory would be Kendrick Lamar’s ‘GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY’…an album that requires time and attention, and rewards that investment handsomely.”
“HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” proves that a cast soundtrack LP can work as a powerful, cohesive, exhilarating pop experience in the 21st century.”
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Mr. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for HAMILTON. HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.
HAMILTON is among the most honored works of our time, including a record-setting 16 nominations at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, winning 11, among them “Best Musical.” This year also saw the original cast making indelible performances at both the 70th Annual Tony Awards and the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, where it was named “Best Musical Theatre Album.” In addition, HAMILTON’S AMERICA, a new documentary film exploring both the Broadway musical and the man who inspired it, recently premiered on PBS’ Great Performances as part of the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival, earning a remarkable viewership of 3.6 million. Other awards include the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 10 Lucille Lortel Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Musical,” and the prestigious 2015 Obie Award for “Best New American Theatre Work.” In addition, HAMILTON is also now playing at Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre, with additional openings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London scheduled for next year.