'We Get The Job Done' Says Video Depicting The Plight Of Immigrants

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda releases a new powerful music video about the immigrant's perspective for the song, "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)."

On Wednesday, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted the moving music video for a song from "The Hamilton Mixtape," "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)," Rolling Stone reported. The track gets its name from the fan-favorite lyric in the play's song, "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)." 

The music video, which comes at a perfect time in this political climate, depicts a candid perspective of being an immigrant, including the hardship of coming from a war-torn country to doing the unsung but invaluable labor for the economy.

"The pro-immigrant message is increasingly relevant postelection," Miranda wrote for Genius.

It also features MCs from around the world: Somalia's K'naan, Puerto Rico's Residente, British-Pakistani Riz MC, and Mexican-American Snow Tha Product.

"These are my favorite MCs from all over the world," Miranda wrote. "They can speak to this theme from their brilliant perspectives."

"I'll outwork you, it hurts you / You claim I'm stealing jobs though / Peter Piper claimed he picked them / he just underpaid Pablo," Snow Tha Product raps in the song. 

There is also a contest accompanying the video, called #Ham4All, Salon reported. Fans can use the hashtag to post a video of themselves rapping "Hamilton" songs for a chance to win tickets to see the play in Los Angeles. Everyone who enters also donates $10 to Miranda's Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, which provides support and advocates for immigrants.


Thumbnail/banner image credit: Flickr user U.S. Department of the Treasury

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