Mobb Deep release Hamilton-inspired track ‘Boom Goes The Cannon’

Even as Hamilton became a world-conquering success, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was never shy about naming his influences. Author Ron Chero...

Even as Hamilton became a world-conquering success, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was never shy about naming his influences. Author Ron Cherow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton provided Miranda with much of his historical grounding, but many lyrics in the musical came straight out of the classic hip-hop Miranda grew up with. For instance, a recurring line on songs like “My Shot” features Hamilton declaring his prodigious skill by rapping “I’m only 19, but my mind is older.” The line is a nod to a similar one from rapper Prodigy on Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Part II”: “I’m only 19, but my mind is old.” Now, following in the tradition of The Hamilton Mixtape, Mobb Deep have released their own Hamilton-inspired track, “Boom Goes the Cannon.”

“Rest in peace, Prodigy. Thank you Havoc,” Miranda tweeted when the song dropped on Sunday night. Prodigy died in 2017, but was apparently able to finish work on the song before then.

Like previous “Hamildrops,” “Boom Goes the Cannon” features rappers extrapolating off one particular Hamilton track. In this case it’s “Right Hand Man,” the musical’s introduction of George Washington into the Revolutionary War, and the rappers’ hook sounds like a battle cry: “Boom goes the cannon, push forward, no fear, we gonna win this war and run them clowns out of here.”

Listen to the full song above.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

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