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The Hamilton Mixtape: When Broadway Meets Busta Rhymes

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What do Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, and The Roots all have in common? They clearly all love me, because while we the people played and replayed the Hamilton soundtrack, The Hamilton Mixtape was in the works! On December 2, The Hamilton Mixtape, will bless the world with music that unites the revolutionaries of music and their take on Hamilton’s story. Three tracks from the project were recently released and they give new life to Hamilton’s most beloved songs.

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LISTEN TO THE NEWLY RELEASED HAMILTON MIXTAPE TRACKS RIGHT HERE!

“Satisfied” left me stunned! Queen Latifah made a powerful return to theatre and hip hop in one fell swoop. She joined Miguel and SIA in a rendition of “Satisfied” that unearthed passion in the way that only SIA can. Hamilton honored its East Coast roots with an electric rendition of “My Shot. The Roots and, the inspiration behind Hercules Mulligan, Busta Rhymes. The song provided a look back into the origins of hip hop that inspired the musical’s existence, it brought revolutionized the song’s most classic hit and definitely has me desperate for more.

Hamilton was built from a love of hip hop and the written word. This love is etched throughout each of the twenty three songs that make up this project. On December 2nd, the voices of Andra Day,  Alicia Keys, and more will reimagine the show’s classics while Chance The RapperDessa, and others give life to Hamilton’s unsung songs.

While the world is reeling from political upsets, artists are arming themselves with the gift of song and we get to hear it. I hope you’ll join me in stanning to Jill Scott annihilating “Say Yes To This.” As we anticipate John Legend’s take on “History Has Its Eyes On You” and an Usher-Burr mashup, Lin-Manuel has already hinted at another mixtape. Stay ready, y’all. Hamilton is non-stop!

What track has you counting down to December 2nd?

 

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New Songs For A New World Cast Album Released with Mykal Kilgore, Shoshana Bean, & More

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There’s “A new world louder every moment,” and it’s the new Songs for a New World cast recording! On, January 25, 2019, Ghostlight Records released the new album featuring the cast from its 2018 Encores! Off-Center presentation.

If you had the chance to preorder the record you were able to have access to an immediate download of “King of the World” and “Surabaya-Santa” by Mykal Kilgore and Shoshana Bean respectively.

The cast recording features Solea Pfeifer, Colin Donnell, Shoshana Bean, and Mykal Kilgore singing all the classics you love from the original Off-Broadway cast recording. Songs for a New World received a digital and two-disc CD set release, and it came right on time.

The first produced work by Jason Robert Brown being re-recorded with new orchestrations and new voices is not to be slept on. The Encores! production was directed by Kate Whoriskey with music direction by Tom Murray and choreography by Rennie Harris.

Watch the video of Mykal Kilgore in the studio recording the fan favorite “King of the World” above and get into the entire recording via iTunes below.

 

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Bebe Winans Musical Born For This Releases Music Video Starring Donald Webber Jr.

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The BeBe Winans’ Broadway Bound musical Born For This, dropped a music video of the title song today. Donald Webber, Jr. (Hamilton, Whirl Inside A Loop, Motown), who is set to star as Winans in the Broadway Bound musical sings down as he affirms himself that is he prepared for greatness! The visual also features a cameo from Winans himself.

The release of this music video is right on the heels of a concert version of the musical that was presented in November in NYC at the celebrated cabaret Feinstein’s/54 Below and featured guest appearances by members of the cast, Stephanie Mills and BeBe Winans.

Donald Webber, Jr. is currently starring as Aaron Burr opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in a historic, 3-week engagement of HAMILTON in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the musical has already raised $15 million for the recovery effort on the island, still reeling from the after-effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

A Broadway theatre and dates for Born For This are to be announced at a later time.

 

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