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Listen to Hamilton, the hip-hop musical that will make you feel better about America

NPR has a First Listen of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, the hip-hop Alexander Hamilton biography that's currently the hottest ticket in New York. Seats are hard to come by for reasons financial, logistical, and geographic for many so this is great news.

To be frank, America needs Hamilton in a way that it almost never needs a musical.

"How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore

And a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot

In the Caribbean, by Provident impoverished, to squalor

Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?"

Hamilton is a reimagining of the most important events in United States history with almost no white faces in sight and using only art forms created by people of color. The stakes of politics are life...

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