Lin-Manuel Miranda has made quite the name for himself by way of his critically-acclaimed Hip-Hop and history smash, Hamilton. The star and creator of the Broadway hit revealed that in school, rapper and activist Immortal Technique bullied him and other students on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.
Sure, Alexander Hamilton had to stand up to the likes of Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson, but when Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda was in high school, his main adversary was the renowned political rapper and activist Immortal Technique. “He was our school bully,” Miranda told Marc Maron on Monday’s WTF podcast. “He terrorized kids, he threw them in the garbage. I got thrown in the garbage by him.” Still, that didn’t stop the young rapper, then known by his birth name, Felipe Andres Coronel, from coming onto Miranda’s turf: the stage. “He got a part senior year [in the school play] and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in a f-cking play with the dude that scares the sh0t out of all my friends,” Miranda said.
Isn’t that the most random bit of Hip-Hop trivia ever?
Check out the podcast here and hit the 39:00 mark to hear the Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Immortal Technique story.