The Hamilton hype isn’t going away anytime soon.
Lin-Manuel Miranda just dropped a new music video for “Wrote My Way Out” featuring Nas, Dave East, and Aloe Blacc. While it was featured on the first Hamilton mixtape, the music video is coming from the second one that will be released, “Hamildrops.” “Wrote My Way Out” is the second single from the mixtape.
Shot in cinematic black and white, the video showcases the four artists overlooking New York City on a roof and pans back and forth between them and their neighborhoods. Miranda and East rep for Uptown, while Nas stands strong for Queens.
The video was dedicated to Manuel’s “Abuela” Edmunda Claudio or as he called her, Abuela Mundi. Abuela Mundi took care of Manuel’s father when he was a child in Puerto Rico and then took care of Manuel and his sister as children in New York. She was also the inspiration behind the character Abuela Claudia in his first Broadway musical, In the Heights.
“She raised me,” Miranda said in a 2007 article for The New Yorker. “Every time she sees me, she worries about me being too thin. I can do no wrong in that woman’s eyes. She’s our abuela. There’s always an abuela at home.”
You can watch the video down below.