The Roots are as multi-layered as Hip-Hop band can get and for their next accolade, they have been recruited by Atlantic Records to take on the soundtrack for the Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
Billboard has the exclusive announcement that Atlantic Records will release Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) this fall and will be executive produced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots. Pre-order will be available Aug. 7 via all digital retailers.
“Ten minutes into Hamilton, though, I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch,” says Thompson. Hamilton “can be your introduction to hip-hop — on Broadway. And it’s a valid one. It’s a credible one.”
Hamilton is the brainchild of Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who wrote the show’s book, music and lyrics while also taking on the starring role.
Hamilton officially opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6.
Coincidentally, Alexander Hamilton’s days on the $10 bill may be numbered.
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