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Lin-Manuel Miranda: "Hamilton Is the Most Hip-Hop Guy Who Ever Lived"

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Lin-Manuel Miranda— the genius behind the Tony-, Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize–winning show Hamilton—talks to Oprah about how he went about creating the hip-hop musical, and reveals how time-consuming it was to write the densely packed lyrics, which we wanted to be as good as those of his favorite rappers. "If I'm going back up my claim that Hamilton is the most hip-hop guy who ever lived," Lin-Manuel says, looking back on the Broadway hit's conception, "he has to announce himself with the best lyrics I've ever written in my life. So, every couplet took me about a week."

Tune in to Part 2 of Oprah at the Apollo on Tuesday, March 6, at 10/9c—only on OWN.

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