Unfortunately, Lin-Manuel Miranda is not running for president. It’s the only reason there’s still any doubt about the outcome of November 8. But the Hamilton creator has thrown in behind Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and — much in the same way he handles Grammy acceptance speeches and meetings with the president — he did it in the form of a rap.
More specifically, he endorsed Trillary Clinton by turning Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Ten Crack Commandments” into a pro-Clinton track that encourages Democrats to talk to their friends and pleads “mi gente, experience is not a liability.” He unveiled the track at a fundraiser for Clinton on October 17. Check it out up top and if you want to rap along just follow the bouncing ball.
This is your only chance to hear “Tim Kaine in the membraaaane” unless you make a habit of hanging out outside the VP nominee’s shower.
This pro-HRC anthem is not the first time that Miranda has re-worked the Biggie classic to suit his own ends. The track is re-imagined in his Broadway mega-hit as “Ten Duel Commandments.”
If positivity or musicals just aren’t your thing, then you might want to check out our interview with 30 Songs, 30 Days co-founder Jordan Kurland. Along with author Dave Eggers, Kurland got a bunch of musicians (30, in fact) to write anti-campaign songs. It’s a series of negative songs for an overwhelmingly negative election season, looking to encourage people to not vote for Donald Trump.