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Hamilton rap becomes a musical

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In 2009, composer/lyricist/performer Lin-Manuel Miranda performed an amazing hip-hop piece about Alexander Hamilton (5-min video, with mostly-accurate captions) at the White House. He said at the time that he was working on a concept album about Hamilton; since then, it's turned into a musical, Hamilton, which will apparently be moving to Broadway in July.

There's a long New Yorker article about Miranda and Hamilton; I've only skimmed it, but he sounds like an interesting guy and the show sounds great. Hope I get to see it at some point.

In the meantime, to further whet appetites, here's a John Adams rap that was apparently cut from the show. (1-min video)

(Thanks to Susan and Marguerite for introducing me to this.)

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