“Immigrants (We get the Job Done)” … powerful message!!
A report by Kate Feldman for the New York Daily News.
The song, “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” comes from a lyric from the “Hamilton” song “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” and features rappers K’naan, Residente, Riz MC (Riz Ahmed) and Snow Tha Product — respectively, a Somali Canadian, a Puerto Rican, a British Pakistani and a Mexican-American.
The music video focuses on immigrants around the country, working in sweat shops and on farms, as well as imagery of ICE raids.
“This election cycle has brought xenophobia and vilification of immigrants back to the forefront of US politics,” Miranda wrote on Genius.
“This is a musical counterweight.”
This week, he also launched the “Ham4All” contest, which encourages fans to donate $10 to…
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