So to you, immediately, it was like, “Oh, that’s like Jay Z, or Eminem scribbling lyrics in his notebook.”
Jay Z, Eminem, Biggie. Lil Wayne writing about Katrina! And so, having had that insight very early while reading Ron Chernow’s book, I never pictured the literal Founding Fathers again. It shouldn’t have been that much of a surprise, but it was a bit of a surprise when reviews and articles made so much about the nontraditional casting that we’ve done. Because that’s how I always saw them.” said Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Source: Rolling Stone interview with Mark Seliger and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Rolling Stone Magazine
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