Happy Friday! Today we’ve been blessed with a brand new verse from Lin-Manuel Miranda as part of ‘Wrote My Way Out’, the latest track to drop from the upcoming ‘Hamilton Mixtape’. Listen to it — plus the new cover of ‘Wait For It’ by Usher — right here!
We’ve been gifted with two more songs from the Hamilton Mixtape, and they are as on point as everything else we’ve heard so far. “Wrote My Way Out” samples one of Lin’s lines from “Hurricane”, a song in the Hamilton musical, and mostly features Nas and Dave East. Then there’s “Wait For It”, which is beautifully covered by Usher.
LISTEN to the two new tracks below:
Here’s Lin’s whole verse:
High speed, dubbing these rhymes in dual cassette deck
Running out of time like I’m Jonathan Larson’s Rent check
My mind is where the wild things are, Maurice Sendak
In withdrawal, I want it all, please give me that pen back
Y’all, I got my first beating from the other kids when I was caught reading
Oh, you think you smart? Blah! Start bleeding
My pops tried in vain to get me to fight back
Sister tapped my brains, said, pssh, you’ll get ‘em right back
Oversensitive, defenseless, I made sense of it, I pencil in
The lengths to which I’d go to learn my strengths and knock ‘em senseless
These sentences are endless, so what if they leave me friendless?
Damn, you got no chill, f—ing right I’m relentless
I know Abuela’s never really gonna win the lottery
So it’s up to me to draw blood with this pen, hit an artery
This Puerto Rican’s brains are leakin’ through the speakers
And if he can be the shining beacon this side of the G.W.B and
Shine a light when it’s gray out
The Hamilton Mixtape will be available Dec. 2, but you can preorder it now!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of “Wrote My Way Out” and Usher’s cover of “Wait For It”?