Watch Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyle Rap, Guided By President Obama

first_imgOne of the biggest buzzworthy productions on Broadway right now is Hamilton, a biographical work about Alexander Hamilton performed with hip hop music. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the brains behind the operation, both writing and starring in Hamilton. The musical is so popular, even Phish went to go see it after their New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden. While putting together the musical is no easy feat, Miranda was faced with his biggest challenge yet, face-to-face with President Barack Obama. The White House just recently shared a video of Obama and Miranda, featuring Miranda’s performance of a flowing freestyle rap. The lyrics are guided by Obama, who held up cue cards featuring government-themed words as a drummer provided the beat. Choices like “POTUS” and “Carbon footprint” had Miranda on his toes, but the result is beyond impressive.Check out the clip below:  Wait for it…last_img

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