At first the words in this song just make me feel totally pissed off. As the song goes on, though, I start feeling a little punchy. Like, I wanna get up outta my seat and do something about these atrocities (right after I finish dancing). Plus, that beat is pretty good, I hafta say.

Listen to it more than once, and it’ll be the most meaningful song you have stuck in your head all day. The chorus hits at 1:07, and it’s a message I don’t mind singing over and over again.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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