The music for Hamilton - the crazy-popular Broadway show - is about to get remixed courtesy of Questlove, and with an assist from some other Philly artists.
Hamilton's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, teamed up with the Roots drummer, who also happened to have executive produce the Grammy-winning cast album, to create The Hamilton Mixtape, in which hip-hop artists re-imagine the music of the multi-Tony-winning show and create new songs based on themes and lines in the show.
Miranda tweeted out the tracklist Thursday, and it includes not only the Roots, but also Philly's own Jill Scott and Penn grad John Legend:
(Jimmy Fallon, known for his terrible Philadelphia accent, also is featured, but we won't hold that against it.)
In March, Miranda told Vanity Fair that he always wanted to work with Questlove on The Hamilton Mixtape. "That was the dream," Manuel said. "The Roots played my Spring Fling senior year at [Wesleyan] college, and I was a huge fan of the Roots' albums."
Of course, Hamilton has been infused with Philadelphia spirit since the beginning: Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony Award for his turn as Hamilton rival Aaron Burr, hails from East Oak Lane.