5 Rap References In 'Hamilton' You May Have Missed

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 5 Rap References In 'Hamilton' You May Have Missed

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1.  "My Shot"

There are two specific great rap references in this song.  Listen out for "Shook Ones Part II" by Mobb Deep and a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. with "Going Back To Cali."

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Do you hear the Mobb Deep references?

 

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What about Biggie's "Going Back To Cali," could you pick it out?

 

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2.  “Ten Duel Commandments” 

 

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The "Ten Duel Commandments" is a sample from The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments.”  Can you hear the direct influences? 

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3.  “Cabinet Battle #1”

 

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For the open of the "Cabinet Battle 1" track, they borrowed from Jay-Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.).  See if you can hear the references here:

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Some of the other parts of the track contain elements from “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash.  Watch the video below to see if you can spot the similarities.

 

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4. “Meet Me Inside”

Hamilton's "Meet Me Inside" takes on characteristics from DMX’s “Party Up in Here (Up in Here).”  Can you spot them?  Watch the video below and see if you can connect them to each other.

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5. “Cabinet Battle #2”

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And finally, we have Hamilton's "Cabinet Battle 2."  This song takes on some references to The Notorious B.I.G.'s classic, "Juicy."  Hear the similarities below.

And there you have it, just some of the "Hamilton" rap references and elements borrowed from the greatest rappers of all time.

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