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VIDEO: Brilliant HAMILTON Parody Depicts Rap Musical Bio of German Chancellor Angela Merkel


In December of 2015, when Time Magazine announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of The year, American's from coast to coast let out a resounding "Who?"

But as the trained physicist who has been serving as the first female leader of her country since 2005, Angela Merkel is highly regarded as one of the chief architects of the European Union and the most powerful woman on the planet, effectively fighting off a German recession, sending arms to combat ISIS and engaging in shuttle diplomacy to broker a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine.

But why read about her when you can watch skilled musical theatre performers rap about her?

Today College Humor released a new parody video, riffing off of HAMILTON's opening rap, to tell the story of the rise of Germany's Angela Merkel.

"Angela Merkel Rap!" is a part of YouTube's new women's initiative, which funds and promotes content from female creators, and was developed in partnership with Elaine Carroll. Enjoy the very clever video then take in a behind the scenes look.

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The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette,Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Jonathan Groff (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Philip Hamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelongHamiltonfriend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.

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