Here’s the thing, I never really got into the Hamilton hype. I may love musicals, but not the genres of hip-hop or rap. The other day, after doing errands with my parents, my mom put on the Hamilton Soundtrack on Amazon Music. I ended up listening to the entire soundtrack, but even with lyrics still could not quite understand at all. Still decided to watch Hamilton on Disney+.
Hamilton really isn’t a terrible musical. It was MUCH better than I thought. However, it is not one of my favorites. When I call a musical a favorite, that means that I love the musical. Hamilton is not fully hip-hop and rap: there are moments that are musical-theatre natured. Loved the talent I was seeing: only saw two of them before: I saw Lin-Manuel-Miranda as Jack, and my first Mimi was Angelica. I first witnessed Rent through the Final Broadway Cast Film.
In some ways I understand the hype, but in some ways I don’t. Meaning, I know a lot of millennial love hip-hop and rap. So that part make sense, but even after watching was still confused. Some words were hard to understand: gibberish is what hip-hop and rap sound like. I did use close-captioning, but even that didn’t help. There was a lot of humor through King George. Just couldn’t fully get into Hamilton. I will stay at that- you don’t have to love and like every musical: after all there are a LOT of musicals.