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Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares New Mobb Deep Track Boom Goes The Cannon...

Monday, 18 June 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared a new Mobb Deep track.

Boom Goes The Cannon..., which contains a sample of the musical's song Right Hand Man, is the latest in the Hamildrop series and arrives just two days prior to the first anniversary of the death of Prodigy, one half of the hip-hop duo.

The song was one of the last recordings he did with his musical partner Havoc and is the first posthumous release since his passing on June 20 last year.

Speaking about it, Miranda said:

"I paid homage to Mobb Deep in Hamilton by having Alexander Hamilton quote one of Prodigy's most immortal lyrics: ‘I'm only 19 but my mind is old...’ They are New York hip-hop legends.” 

“I feel so humbled and grateful that Havoc and Prodigy not only came to see us at the Rodgers in 2016, but were inspired to create this track before Prodigy's untimely passing last year. Their lyrics, as ever, paint a vivid picture of friendship and solidarity in the face of overwhelming odds. I'm unbelievably proud to present new Mobb Deep music in 2018. This one's for Queensbridge."

Havoc also commented:

 “It was an honor being part of the Hamilton project just on the strength alone I'm a huge fan of the musical; I am a history buff so it was right up my alley. This being one of the few last recordings I did with Prodigy definitely holds a special place in my heart and always will when I hear the record. Releasing the record now at this time of year after the passing of my partner in rhyme, Prodigy, is a great way to pay homage to him and continue not only Mobb's legacy, but his as well. He'll forever be my ‘right hand man.’”

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