After the release of the audio of “Boom Goes The Cannon” in June, the celebration of late hip-hop legend Prodigy of Mobb Deep continues with an exclusive music video for the track.
Honoring the rapper’s life and legacy, actor and rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda released on Monday (Aug. 27) the official visual for the song, which is inspired by Miranda’s Broadway blockbuster Hamilton.
“I paid homage to Mobb Deep in Hamilton by having Alexander Hamilton quote one of Prodigy’s most immortal lyrics: ‘I’m only 19 but my mind is old…’ They are New York hip-hop legends,” Miranda said in a press release.
A compilation of the group’s live performances and takes of Mobb Deep’s Havoc rapping in different New York City settings, the video is a tribute to both the city and Prodigy’s legacy.
The recording served as one of the last tracks completed by both members of Mobb Deep before Prodigy’s passing a little over a year ago.
Havoc mirrored his excitement, stating in a press release, “It was an honor being part of the Hamilton project just on the strength alone I’m a huge fan of the musical; I am a history buff so it was right up my alley. This being one of the few last recordings I did with Prodigy definitely holds a special place in my heart and always will when I hear the record. He’ll forever be my ‘right hand man.”
Watch the video for “Boom Goes The Cannon” below.