So I am not ashamed to admit that I have become incredible enamored with Hamilton. At first, I only listened to it because I thought it would provide some nice historical knowledge.
To begin with though, as someone who had not previously listened to rap music, I more or less listened to Alexander Hamilton and My Shot on repeat since I couldn’t bring myself to listen to the whole thing.
But then I had a plane flight.
I made my target on the plane flight to listen to the entire thing and just go ahead and do it. And I will not lie, I was very very teary by the end of that soundtrack (though I had also watched The Book Thief on that flight too, I was a bit of a wreck.)
After that I became to appreciate all the musical nuances and historical context which provided the content. I learnt that parts that were incorrect or at least stretches of the truth, I learnt who sang what and played which characters, I learnt more about dueling…
I got into it just before it became big news. Like, it was right on the cusp.
So here is my Hamilton appreciation post. I appreciate the attention paid to characterise these godly figures of history, and I appreciate the hard work which was put into it.
Besides I feel as though I could connect with Hamilton on a spiritual level about working non stop.