Everyone get ready for a cabinet meeting! It turns out that Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton did more than perform a few songs and freestyle with President Obama during their recent visit to the White House. The cast also did a West Wing spoof using a song from the musical, "Cabinet Battle #1."
Miranda premiered the clip of himself, Daveed Diggs, who plays Thomas Jefferson in the musical, Christopher Jackson (George Washington) and Okieriete Onaodowan (James Madison) as the latest entry in the #Ham4Ham catalogue. #Ham4Ham is the name of the free performances the cast gives for people waiting for the Hamilton lottery for two front-row tickets for $10.
The original song transforms the famous battle between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson over states' rights and consolidating the national debt into a schoolyard rap battle. Now, Miranda, Diggs, Jackson and Onaodowan turn the battle back into quick paced dialogue that feels right at home in the walls of Aaron Sorkin's political drama.
Watch them walk and talk and then break down the debt crisis in the video below.