Lin-Manuel Miranda Dedicated His New Music Video To His Abuela Who Passed Away On Christmas Morning Of Last Year

“I know abuela’s never really gonna win the lottery, so it’s up to me to draw blood with this pen, hit an artery.”

As part of his #Hamildrops project, for which he’s releasing new songs and videos from the Hamilton Mixtape, Lin-Manuel Miranda released a music video for the song “Wrote My Way Out.”

Featuring Nas, Dave East, and Aloe Blacc, the video gives you major New York City vibes and also a sense of hope. Miranda released the video in memory of his abuela, Edmunda Claudio, who passed away on Christmas morning of last year.

Whether it’s through rap lyrics, poetry, or short essays, it’s the action of writing that can help people get through difficult times, as was the case for Miranda growing up.

In response to the the release of the music video, people across Twitter were amazed by the visuals.

Others caught on to the references that were made to Miranda’s Broadway musical, “In The Heights.”

And many were just stoked to see rapper Nas and Miranda perform together.

Overall, Hamilton fans were digging the video too.

What are your thoughts? 

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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out And 'Coco' Is Up For Two Awards While 'The Shape of Water' Leads With 13


The Academy Award Nominations Are Out And ‘Coco’ Is Up For Two Awards While ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads With 13

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The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are out and Latinos in the industry are getting some major love, particularly Guillermo del Toro and his film “The Shape of Water.” The Academy inducted several people of color and women to the organization to battle the #OscarsSoWhite narrative.

These are all the Latinos and Latino projects that got nominated for awards this year.

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” leads the pack with 13 nominations including Best Director and Best Picture.

The most nominations ever for a movie is 14 with only three movies sharing that honor. Those movies are “All About Eve,” “Titanic,” and “La La Land.” “The Shape of Water” was just one nomination from being one of the most nominated movies of all time.

Del Toro is moved by the nominations from his film industry peers.

Del Toro spoke to the Los Angeles Times and explained how he felt after getting the news of the nominations.

“What is beautiful is to get there being faithful to the images you have loved all your life,” Del Toro told LA Times. “To arrive with a story and characters that you have seen in films before in one way or another and you bring 25 years of craft and 25 years of learning into a movie. It’s really beautiful. It’s happening for the right reasons in the right way.”

Fans are stoked “The Shape of Water” is getting so much love from the Academy.

And some are pointing out a trend of very talented Mexican directors doing it up.

Coincidence? Not likely. ?

“Coco” earned two Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

“Coco” is an indisputable hit in the U.S. and Mexico. The film has grossed over $650 million worldwide since it opened on Thanksgiving weekend. It quickly became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico.

 The songwriting duo of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez explain their process of creating “Remember Me”.

They really thought this song through. Felicidades, you two!

“Ferdinand” is also competing against “Coco” for Best Animated Feature.

Gina Rodriguez used her voice on the film and director Carlos Saldanha is of Brazilian descent.

You can see the rest of the nominations here.

Best of luck to all the nominees!

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