The Hamilton lyric “look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now” can sometimes feel like an ironic taunt, but at 1 pm EST today, it’ll be hard to argue.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been putting together The Hamilton Mixtape for months now, recruiting Hamilton fans and influences alike to put their own spins on the musical’s numbers. To celebrate its December 2 release, there will be a live-streamed concert of some of the mixtape’s numbers. It appears to be taking place at Hamilton’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, in the spirit of Miranda’s now-retired ticket lottery Ham4Ham concerts.
Several tracks from the Mixtape have dropped already on iTunes and Spotify, including Usher’s “Wait for It,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Quiet Uptown,” Nas and Miranda’s “Wrote My Way Out” collaboration, and a searing “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” remix that absolutely refuses to leave my head.
As for the concert, there’s no word yet on which numbers will be performed or which artists will be making a special appearance to kick off the release of the mixtape in person. You will be able to watch whatever happens at the YouTube link embedded above.
In anticipation of both the concert and mixtape, here is the full track listing:
1. “No John Trumbull (Intro),” the Roots
2. “My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix],” the Roots
3. “Wrote My Way Out,” Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. “Wait for It,” Usher
5. “An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude],” Watsky
6. “Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah),” Sia
7. “Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds),” Regina Spektor
8. “Valley Forge (Demo),” Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. “It's Quiet Uptown,” Kelly Clarkson
10. “That Would Be Enough,” Alicia Keys
11. “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done),” K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. “You'll Be Back,” Jimmy Fallon & the Roots
13. “Helpless (feat. Ja Rule),” Ashanti
14. “Take a Break (Interlude),” !llmind
15. “Say Yes to This,” Jill Scott
16. “Congratulations,” Dessa
17. “Burn,” Andra Day
18. “Stay Alive (Interlude),” J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. “Slavery Battle (Demo),” Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. “Washingtons by Your Side,” Wiz Khalifa
21. “History Has Its Eyes on You,” John Legend
22. “Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson),” the Roots
23. “Dear Theodosia (Reprise),” Chance the Rapper & Francis and the Lights