Day: June 29, 2017

New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration

American flags. References to border security. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dragging away immigrants in the thick of night. A music video released on Wednesday for “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” a song off “Hamilton Mixtape,” is replete with stark political imagery and not-so subtle messaging targeting President Trump’s rhetoric on immigration. “Hamilton Mixtape” is an album of covers sung by mainstream artists including Alicia Keys and Usher, inspired by the Broadway musical-turned-cultural phenomenon “Hamilton” and released shortly after the presidential election in 2016. The song “Immigrants,” performed by K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC (known to film audiences as Riz Ahmed) and Residente, is the first from the album to spur a music video