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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Stephen Colbert: Button performed on Late Show

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout musical Hamilton doesn’t necessarily lend itself to a sequel — spoiler: Alexander Hamilton dies at the end — but Stephen Colbert may have found the next best thing.

On Friday’s episode of The Late Show, Colbert introduced Miranda to Button Gwinnett — a politician who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and then died one year later — and told his story in the style of hip-hop music.

Miranda, a guest on Colbert’s Friday show, played John Adams in the bit, with Colbert starring as Gwinnett. The Button musical imagined a scenario where Adams and Gwinnett meet at a bar and get into a rap battle after a perceived slight. It’s awesome.

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