'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Spits An Awesome Freestyle With President Obama's Help

Hip-hop heads and government geeks unite!


One of the perks of being POTUS? Being able to score tickets to the hottest show on Broadway.

Or, better yet, having the creator of said show come to visit you at the White House.

Thanks to an invite from First Lady Michelle Obama, the cast of Hamilton swung by the White House on Monday — including Lin-Manuel Miranda, who penned its story and song lyrics.

This comes a month after the hit show's soundtrack won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and its cast performed the play's opening song for an audience of millions during the telecast — further ensuring tickets will be incredibly tough to get for months, maybe even years to come.

But back to the White House, where the Hamilton cast held court with President Obama in the Rose Garden. One special moment from that meeting was when POTUS got in on the act, holding up a series of cards, each with political words on them. As a Redcoat drummer dropped a militaristic beat, Miranda reacted to each word and began spitting a freestyle that hip-hop heads and government geeks alike will no doubt appreciate.

Check out the video above to see what he had to say about the Federalist Papers, the Oval Office, the Constitution, and Obamacare.

(H/T: Billboard)

Cover image: White House via YouTube


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