The Hamilton Mixtape

The Hamilton Mixtape

Music CD - 2016
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You've heard of the musical Hamilton and listened to the cast recording. And it's great. Now check out the mixtape. The same amazing songs from Lin-Manuel performed by great artists, including local favorite Dessa. You'll find yourself humming along to "You'll be back" and rapping t... Read More »

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May 03, 2018

This mixtape hits the listener like a hurricane. The choice of artists to get involved with the project varies from r&b luminaries such as Alicia Keys and Usher to hip-hop stars such as Common and Wiz Khalifa to a bunch of interesting oddities, serving to spice things up even more. For example, piano pop artist Ben Folds stops by to duet with Regina Spektor on "Dear Theodosia", a beautiful track comparing the joy coupled with immense responsibility of parenthood with the whole nation's struggles just getting started.

One of the absolute treats is comedian Jimmy Fallon, of all people, singing from the point-of-view of King George III in "You'll Be Back", a twisted anthem of callous possession pushed to hilarious extremes. I'm not much of a fan of the TV star after he left 'Saturday Night Live', but his performance here is incredible. Numerous other songs feature other charming takes on the musical's work. The eclectic tastes involved doesn't take anything away from the power of 'Hamilton'. Personally, I think that it only seems to highlight the songwriting talent of Lin-Manuel Miranda. The album is simply superb.

Mar 28, 2017

Take a brilliant set of songs from one of the best musicals in years, strip all the emotion and meaning out of it and add everything wrong with modern pop music. That is the Hamilton Mixtape in a nutshell, so disappointing given how amazing the cast recording is. This deserved so much better.

VaughanPLAbby Jan 08, 2017

Honestly one of the best albums ever.

LPL_IlkaI Dec 04, 2016

To say the Hamilton Mixtape is better than the Original Cast recording would be incorrect. These are two different beasts entirely. The Mixtape is proof positive that what Lin-Manuel Miranda has been saying all this time is true: the story of Alexander Hamilton reads like a hip hop narrative. These songs hold up singularly, wholistically, and are 100% accessible. And that's just the music! These songs in conjunction with an unbelievable array of recording artists transcends this MIXTAPE to a MIXTERPIECE.


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