Today marks my unemployment for three months, which I swore to myself I’d never reach and yet here we are
However, I have an interview tomorrow with one of the biggest newspaper companies in the , and which I interned for in college. If you actually want to read about my unemployment, click here. I also tried the duotone technique in this post; a big thanks to Elise for introducing me!
To “celebrate” both my 3-month unemployment and the interview, I think it’s about time I introduce y’all to Hamilton: An American Musical. 1If you’re already a fan then we’re already best friends!
I’m still trying to get into hip hop 2I love Nicki Minaj, Childish Gambino, and Chance the Rapper., but I am a sucker for musicals, as I’ve stated in my Oscars post. So when I read that Hamilton is a hip hop musical, I couldn’t fathom it. But when I first listened to the cast recording, I instantly fell in love with it.
When I listen to songs, I don’t really care for the melody; I listen to the lyrics. And Lin-Manuel Miranda is a lyrical genius. If you love spoken word poetry, you’ll love his lyrics. His beat and lyrics are so good that Hamilton’s cast recording album hit number one in Billboard’s Rap chart for 10 weeks.
Also, I love that it promotes diversity by casting POC to play white characters. And women empowerment? Check.
If it isn’t obvious yet, Wait for It is my favorite song in the cast recording 3Satisfied is a close second because Angelica’s rap is fire.. I can definitely relate to Burr’s struggle to wait for his opportunity to shine while Hamilton is killing it in US politics at the time 4Who knew I’d relate with a US Vice President? Then again, I love Joe Biden like he loves ice cream. because my friends have jobs, although some of them are going to quit soon to pursue what they love like what I am currently doing.
I think we’ve all had moments where we’ve seen friends and colleagues zoom past us, to success, or to marriage, or to home ownership, while we lingered where we were—broke, single, jobless. And you tell yourself, ‘Wait for it.’
– Lin-Manuel Miranda on “Wait for It”
It’s also really cool because Hamilton is informative. It’s weird that now millions of young adults have a terribly vast knowledge of a Founding Father’s life but hey, history lessons never hurt anybody.
If you want to give Hamilton a listen, I suggest you listen to it in its actual order so that you can envision the story. However, if you want to give only a few songs a try, here is a playlist of my suggestions, which also basically tells the story of the musical: 5These are not in a most to least favorite order. 6I purposefully switched The Schuyler Sisters and My Shot to give it variance and I feel like listening to a song about women sung by women will just get you guys hooked.
If you guys gave even just one of these songs a listen, my heart would be so happy And if you did, please mention the one you liked most in the comments
Here is a gallery of a few Hamilton text posts I find funny. Of course, they’re all from Tumblr, literally no one is surprised Click here for more.
A little background: I quit my first job in December, which is a social media management position in a national broadcasting company. I quit because I don’t see myself in that career path further down the road as it’s not something I’m passionate about.
I admit, it’s my own fault why I’ve been unemployed for so long because I do not want to commit to a job that I know is “only for the time being” or “just so I could already be employed.” 7I have already declined six job offers so far because I knew they wouldn’t work out or I would’ve quit after only a few months, while some were because of a non-compete clause. I would like to stay a year or more on my next job so I can’t afford to make another mistake.
And so, I’m willing to wait for it.
Footnotes [ + ]
|1.||⇡||If you’re already a fan then we’re already best friends!|
|2.||⇡||I love Nicki Minaj, Childish Gambino, and Chance the Rapper.|
|3.||⇡||Satisfied is a close second because Angelica’s rap is fire.|
|4.||⇡||Who knew I’d relate with a US Vice President? Then again, I love Joe Biden like he loves ice cream.|
|5.||⇡||These are not in a most to least favorite order.|
|6.||⇡||I purposefully switched The Schuyler Sisters and My Shot to give it variance and I feel like listening to a song about women sung by women will just get you guys hooked.|
|7.||⇡||I have already declined six job offers so far because I knew they wouldn’t work out or I would’ve quit after only a few months, while some were because of a non-compete clause.|
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