The Hamilton Mixtape
is a collection of remixes, covers, and samples of the musical's songs, which was released on December 2, 2016. Miranda was able to recruit John Legend to perform the new version of this tune. The "All Of Me
" singer came up with a gospel-inspired arrangement for his interpretation. He recalled to Rolling Stone
"[Lin-Manuel Miranda] asked me to do that one, and if you read the casting notice when they originally cast George Washington, they said they wanted a John Legend type for it [laughs]. So I think he already saw that was the right song for me.
But I decided I wanted to change the melody, change the chord progression, and make it feel like I wanted it to feel. I did kind of like a gospel version – and I sent it off and didn't even hear back from them! They didn't really say if they liked it. But they sent me a mix to approve and put it on their album, so they must have liked it enough."