If you’re a fan of anything to do with the 11 time Tony-winning musical “Hamilton,” you have to check out the new video that has just been released for the song “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” from the Hamilton Mixtape.
The video chronicles the lives that immigrants live by placing them all on a train, and as the camera moves through the train, industries are shown that are primarily worked by immigrants, for example, the meat packing industry, or the garment sewing sweatshops. The video is an expose into the lives of not only immigrants who already live here, but refugees who are trying to get here.
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Featuring rappers like K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, and Residente, the song is truly a representation of all of the things that make America great. In addition, through the song there are some snippets of “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” from “Hamilton.” Namely the line, “Immigrants, we get the job done.” The video is one side of the immigrant story, and it is a painful representation of what those who would like to live in this country go through.
On the mixtape, there are other remixes of songs from “Hamilton,” including “Helpless,” performed by Ashanti and JaRule, “Satisfied” featuring Sia, Queen Latifah, and Miguel, the John Adams rap that was cut from the show, performed by Shockwave and Watsky, and a few demos that didn’t make it into the final cut of the show. It is a masterpiece in terms of combining talent and wonderful stories and lyrics, and there is no one else that could pull it off like Miranda did. He has created a cultural icon in Alexander Hamilton, hundreds of years after his death, and all of his supporting characters create an experience that is well rounded and incredibly educational and entertaining. Who knew that the Marquis deLafayette was so amazing?
Since the Hamilton Mixtape came out last year, Miranda has been busy working on other projects, including the Disney sensation “Moana,” and living in London to shoot a Mary Poppins sequel. How he has time for this? The world can only guess. Miranda is our generation’s Shakespeare and there is no doubt that “Hamilton” will be a future generation’s “Romeo and Juliet” in one way or another. Miranda and Hamilton possibly share two fundamental ideals in common: they are not throwing away their shot, and they will never be satisfied.