Nas kicks off the track by rapping, "I picked up the pen like Hamilton/Street analyst, now I write words that try to channel them," while Dave East counters with some personal bars: "I really wrote my way up out of six in/Develop relationships with fiends, I know they miss me." In a surprising move, the track also features an entirely new verse from Lin written specifically for the song that includes references to Rent and Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak.
Usher also delivers on his solo track, "Wait for It," where the original lyrics are tweaked just enough to make the track apply to everyone instead of just being about the play's titular character.
The two new songs follow the previously released tracks including Sia, Miguel, and Queen Latifah's take on the Broadway hit standout "Satisfied," The Roots' take on "My Shot" with an assist from Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, and Nate Ruess. The rest of the 23-track project will include songs performed by Chance the Rapper, Francis and the Lights, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Jill Scott, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, and many more.