This week, Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Roots put out an album of covers and remixes from the hit Broadway musical featuring artists like Nas, Ashanti, Ja Rule, John Legend, and more. And on Monday night’s Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon’s house band performed their version of “My Shot” with Joell Ortiz and regal Busta Rhymes—the inspiration for the show’s Hercules Mulligan—who destroyed his verse on the track.
The album expands on Miranda’s modernization of the Alexander Hamilton story and includes an entire track that revolves around one line from the show, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done),” that reportedly got a huge ovation on the night Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in the audience. Fallon even shows up for one song, taking on the role of King George in “You’ll Be Back,” singing lyrics that take on new resonance in the Trump era.
“Oceans rise, empires fall. We have seen each other through it all,” he croons. “And when push comes to shove, I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love.”