Fans of Hamilton: An American Musical, rejoice! The musical's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, just dropped The Hamilton Mixtape, which features songs from the musical performed by different artists. The star-studded cast includes performers from different musical genres, including but not limited to Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Nas, Sia, Usher, Common, and even Jimmy Fallon. The songs aren't performed exactly as they are in the play; each artist changed things up a little. So if you've been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat for the past few months, you might want to try changing things up a little with the mixtape.
You may have heard some of the songs already; seven of them were released ahead of the mixtape. The last pre-release was "Helpless" by Ashanti featuring Ja Rule, which was released on Thanksgiving. The mixtape release was preceded by a live performance of some of the songs at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, where the play is performed in New York City. The performances were live-streamed, but if you missed it, you can take a look at the footage here.
Considering the amount of love Hamilton gets from fans, it would make sense that the 23 tracks of The Hamilton Mixtape would be highly anticipated. Here are some of the best Hamilton Mixtape memes and tweets that show just how excited the musical's fans are:
When You're Waiting For It To Drop
Miranda tweeted that this one made him laugh.
When John Legend Goes Gospel
Turn Up America!
Miranda was actually in London at the time, but even he couldn't resist being awake to salute the mixtape release with the rest of the Americans.
Willing To Wait For It
Italy Makes An Appearance
Despite Hamilton's very American storyline, fans around the world showed their enthusiasm for the release.
Elmo On Fire
Just 20 Cents!
Evil Kermit Doesn't Want You To Sleep Tonight
OK, None Of Us Are Sleeping Tonight
Seriously, None Of Us. Not Even Parents.
Except For Our Boy Lin-Manuel
You can get a physical copy of The Hamilton Mixtape on Amazon or the Playbill Store. Otherwise, the songs are available to stream through Apple Music, Google Play, and Spotify. Happy listening!