I’ve been obsessed with Hamilton for the past few months and I’m not even a huge musical fan, but this one, I just love it ?
It’s literally playing on my phone and in my head all day long. What most people don’t know though is that you can find anything about Hamilton – the musical – without going to Broadway and watch it. Or being in the US for that matter. One word: internet ?
I got my first taste of Hamilton from the Carpool Karaoke, I had no idea what Hamilton was and even after that I still didn’t look it up.
And then I found an old – pre Hamilton – White House video in which Lin Manuel-Miranda performs “Alexander Hamilton” live for the first time for the POTUS and FLOTUS in a poetry jam.
Aaaaaand I was hooked!
History + rap = epic ⭐✨
After a quick google search I found the original cast recording that is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you are not familiar with Spotify, it’s an app that you sign up for, completely free although there’s a premium version too, and you have everything right there on your phone.
For the lyrics by the man himself go to genius.
There’s also a mixtape ?
But a little visual is needed, it’s a play after all and luckily there are a few performances from the cast.
And because we’re good people, good things happen to us; after you become totally obsessed with Hamilton, watch this – Emma and Lin-Manuel have an utterly fascinating interview and they even sort the Hamilton characters into HP houses ?
And for a bookish twist, there’s a Hamilton book tag!
And that covers it, I could talk about Hamilton for hours, days, weeks, but I won’t. Go on now, watch everything, listen to the playlist and obsess over Hamilton!