First tastes of the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape are now out with Kelly Clarkson‘s rendition of “It’s Quiet Uptown” and “My Shot” by The Roots, featuring fun.‘s Nate Ruess, Busta Rhymes and Brooklyn-based rapper Joell Ortiz.
News of The Hamilton Mixtape broke last week, as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s juggernaut of a musical continues to dominate headlines. While Miranda had previously teased on Twitter that such a project was in the works, Atlantic Records finally officially confirmed that the mixtape will arrive Dec. 2 with a wide array of artists reinterpreting songs.
So the show is done.
Cast album is out.
Now we begin planning The Hamilton Mixtape.
Remixes & Covers & Inspired bys.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 1, 2015
Clarkson’s soaring version of “It’s Quiet Uptown” is anything but quiet, as her powerhouse vocals deliver the chorus with pure-hearted conviction.
“My Shot” — which Manuel sang for his opening monolog when he hosted Saturday Night Live — meanwhile, is more aggressive hip-hop and sounds like it was never on Broadway at all.
If these two songs are only the first taste of what’s to come, it’s safe to say — much like the play itself — The Hamilton Mixtape won’t disappoint.
Give the songs a listen below.