"Hamilton" at the BET Hip Hop Awards is an epic bonus for superfans

Lin-Manuel Miranda and two fellow cast-members took the stage last night for a killer freestyle

Published October 14, 2015 5:52PM (EDT)

Last night at the BET Hip-Hop awards, the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation “Hamilton” took the stage for an epic cypher (basically a group freestyle) where they boldly trumpeted the show, name-checked everyone from Rosa Parks to the Rock, and made a compelling case for Miranda's EGOT.

“I'm gunning for Pulitzer Prizes,” rapped Miranda. “But I got a Grammy, got a Tony, got an Emmy, damn it, homie, won’t somebody show me the way to the Oscars?”

Watch the video below, featuring cast-members Renée Elise Goldsberry (“I came to represent the ladies in our history / we know the founding fathers but the mothers are a mystery”), Daveed Diggs and Roots members Black Thought and Questlove.


“Hamilton” is just the latest, check out Lin-Manuel Miranda’s most genius musical moments:

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