Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Utkarsh Ambudkar On RUFIO, Video Premires on Rolling Stone
Following the drop of his single "Vanity", Utkarsh Ambudkar releases his animated music video for "Rufio". The track is an epic collaboration with Lin- Manuel Miranda, Dante Basco (yes, Rufio from Hook!), and The Olympicks, and the video is directed by Tayen Kim. "Rufio" shines a light on being an outcast, race, the first generation immigrant experience, politics, Hollywood and more with his raw and melodic hip-hop sound.
Utkarsh helped Lin-Manuel Miranda develop the role of Aaron Burr during the readings for Hamilton and the two worked together in a the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme which won critic support and opportunities to travel and be featured in international comedy festivals.
Utkarsh Ambudkar's love for hip-hop grew when he was part of the group The Beatards. They performed alongside Santigold, G-Eazy, Questlove and many more. His musical ability landed him a role in Pitch Perfect.
Keep an eye out for Utkarsh Ambudkar, 2019 is a busy year. He is currently shooting for the 2019 live-action Disney film Mulan. And most importantly, his is full album Vanity is set to be released on January 18, 2019.