Lin-Manuel Miranda made everyone's day better on Thursday by finally revealing the full tracklist for the much anticipated Hamilton-inspired mixtape, and dropping two new tracks by Kelly Clarkson and The Roots.
The 23-track, spin-off project for the insanely successful Broadway musical includes an impressive list of A-list talent. Chance the Rapper and Francis and the Lights join forces on "Dear Theodosia (Reprise)," while Lin teams up with Nas, Dave East, and Aloe Blacc on "Wrote My Way Out." Other artists on the project include Busta Rhymes, Usher, Sia, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Jill Scott, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, and many more.
"Half the songs are cover versions of songs in the show, and the others are interpolations—we'll take some of this, some of that, and make something new out of it," Miranda's mixtape collaborator, Questlove, previously told Vanity Fair of the project.
"The mixtape is sort of a love letter from both sides," The Roots' Black Thought said of the project in another interview. "One from Lin to the artists and M.C.s who inspired the songs that were part of the Broadway production and then on the other [side], from the artists who were inspired by Hamilton, and who were massively affected in a great way by the experience of the play."
Of course, this isn't the first time Lin and Chance have come together. If you remember, the pair joined forces for a very special Complex cover story. During that shoot, Lin also shared some special insight on the forthcoming mixtape with Complex. You can check out the full track list below, pre-order the mixtape, and download Kelly Clarkson's "It's Quiet Uptown" and The Roots' "My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [ Rise Up Remix]" on iTunes now or stream the two songs below on Spotify.
1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washingtons By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights