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Listen to Ashanti and Ja Rule’s “Helpless” off ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

posted by Oscar November 25, 2016

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Ashanti and Ja Rule’s contribution to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape has dropped today. The latest release off the forthcoming project brings together the Murder Inc. Records labelmates and long-time collaborators for “Helpless.”

The last release of songs from the project included Usher performing “Wait For It,” and “Wrote My Way Out” by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda with Nas, Aloe Blacc, and Dave East.

Hear “Helpless” below. Continue Reading

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Two More ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Songs Have feat. Usher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nas

posted by Oscar November 18, 2016

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The Hamilton Mixtape continues to take shape ahead of its December 2nd release, and today sees the release of a couple more songs. The latest release includes Usher’s interpretation of “Wait For It,” plus Hamilton‘s mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda connecting with Nas, Aloe Blacc, and Dave East for “Wrote My Way Out.”

The Hamilton Mixtape also features tracks with Chance the Rapper, Francis and the Lights, the Roots, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Common, and many others.

Hear the two new releases below. Continue Reading

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Two Tracks From Hamilton Mixtape

posted by Alex November 4, 2016

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What a time to be alive. Lin-Manuel Miranda gave us a little taste of what we can expect from him and Questlove’s Hamilton Mixtape by dropping two tracks on iTunes and Spotify. One track features Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess for the ever so popular “My Shot”. Joell and Busta are the perfect fit for this track as both are gritty and powerful but also drop lethal heartfelt lyrics. Kelly Clarkson is featured on the second track that was dropped called “It’s Quiet Uptown”. Take a look at the track listing below and you’ll find a couple of the homies on here like Snow Tha Product and Chance The Rapper. Continue Reading

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Video: Joell Ortiz 16 Bars Freestyle

posted by Alex August 11, 2014

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Joell Ortiz dropped a nice little 16 bars on The Boombox recently. He also talked about his first cypher experience, and how the 90’s inspired him. Take a look at the videos above.