How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore
Get his own lyrical score?
A musical like you've never seen for sure.
I like to pretend but this has to end, sir.
So, Hamilton is a Broadway play that seems to be blowing up big, It's a hip hop musical adapted from a biography of Alexander Hamilton. This may sound like an odd pairing but Hamilton was a man who grew up poor, made himself via the power of his writing and as the show creator puts it "had beef with every founding father" back in the times when duels to the death over your honor were socially acceptable.
An album was made with the broadway cast and if you have a spotify account you can listen to it for free (although you may have to do it on a desktop because listening to it in order is definitely required, and I think mobile apps only let free users listen on shuffle):Spotify
It's also free if you're an Amazon Prime member:Amazon
Otherwise It's probably for sale in everyway/where music is sold now.
A helpful companion for listening is up on genius.com, it has full lyrics for each song along with who's singing them as well as annotations by the show creator and people on the internet full of facts. Each song has a header that will usually set the stage, give historical fact or insight about the structure of the song, maybe even all of the above.Lyrics
From left: Daveed Diggs (Lafeyette/Jefferson), Okieriete Onaodowan(Mulligan/Madison), Christopher Jackson(Washington), Leslie Odom, Jr.(Burr,sir), Jasmine Cephas Jones(Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Renée Elise Goldsberry(Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), and Anthony Ramos(Laurens, Hamilton).