(AllHipHop News) The Roots' Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotterr were tapped to produce the album for the Broadway production Hamilton. The Philadelphia natives, along with play creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, spoke with Billboard about the Hip Hop musical.
"This is like definitely one of the first authentic Hip Hop head approved projects I've ever seen on this part of Broadway," says Questlove. "Just to be associated with it is amazing."
Hamilton is inspired by the Ron Chernow biography of the first United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The show got a huge endorsement when President Barack Obama and first Daughters Sasha and Malia viewed the play earlier this month.
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