AceShowbiz - Two songs off the highly-anticipated "The Hamilton Mixtape" have been released. They are %cKelly Clarkson%'s rendition of "It's Quiet Uptown" and %cThe Roots%' remix of "Rise Up", titled "My Shot", featuring %cFun.%'s %cNate Ruess%, %cBusta Rhymes% and %cJoell Ortiz%.
In "It's Quiet Uptown", Kelly sings, "If you see him in the street walking by himself/ Talking to himself, have pity/ You would like it uptown, it's quiet uptown/ He is working through the unimaginable/ His hair has gone grey, he passes every day/ They say he walks the length of the city/ You knock me out, I fall apart/ Can you imagine?"
She later tweets, "Recording It's Quiet Uptown while being pregnant with my son was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. #HamiltonMixtape."
In "My Shot", %cBlack Thought% raps, "I said I'm not throwin' away my shot/ I said I'm not throwin' away my shot/ Yo I'm just like my country/ I'm young, scrappy and hungry/ And I'm not throwin' away my shot."
Busta adds, "Rise up/ If you livin' on your knees, you rise up/ Tell your brother that he's gotta rise up/ Tell your sister that she's gotta rise up/ When are folks like me and you gonna rise up?/ Every city, every hood, we need to rise up/ All my soldiers, what's good?/ We need to rise up/ We ain't got no other choice, we need to rise up/ Rise up!"
The "Hamilton Mixtape" also features songs from %cNas%, %cAlicia Keys%, %cJimmy Fallon%, %cWiz Khalifa%, %cAshanti%, %cBen Folds%, %cRegina Spektor%, %cQueen Latifah%, %cCommon%, %cUsher%, %cSia Furler% and %cChance The Rapper%. The 23-track album is set to be released on December 2.