Hamilton Mixtape pre-order announced by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Hamilton Mixtape is officially almost here.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped a tweet on Thursday morning announcing that The Hamilton Mixtape will be available for preorder beginning Friday. His tweet also revealed cover artwork for the collection, which features a riff on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway smash’s logo.
Miranda later released a tracklist for the set, which includes entries from The Roots, Usher, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Sia, Kelly Clarkson, and even Jimmy Fallon covering Hamilton’s songs and creating new music inspired by it.
“You can expect [Mixtape] to be as musically dynamic and to include as wide a range of inspirations as the [show],” Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots told EW earlier this fall. “But we’re not putting this out for comparison’s sake… they both have a life of their own.”
“The mixtape is sort of a love letter from both sides,” Trotter added. “One from Lin to the artists and M.C.s who inspired the songs that were part of the Broadway production” — like Busta Rhymes and Common — ”and then on the other [side], from the artists who were inspired by Hamilton, and who were massively affected in a great way by the experience of the play.”
According to an Amazon U.K. listing, the Hamilton mixtape will be released on Dec. 2. We’re willing to wait for it.