AUDIO: From Gilbert & Sullivan to the Notorious B.I.G.- Learn All of the Musical References in HAMILTON!
Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recently revealed in a Vulture article some of his influences for the musical that has been taking New York City by storm. His inspirations for the new hip-hop musical range from everthing from Jay-Z to Les Miz. Now, he just revealed in a recent tweet some of the musical references from songs in the show.
Below, check out some of the music that makes an appearance in Hamilton, and if you've seen the show, take a stab at figuring out where they were featured!
"Going Back to Cali"
"Juicy (It's All Good)"
"Nobody Needs to Know"
Paty Up (Up in Here)"
"Shook Ones, Part II"
"Ten Crack Commanments"
"The Modern Major General"
"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught"
HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. HAMILTON is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "AlexanderHamilton."
HAMILTON which recently transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellowFounding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.