Watch President Obama's private performance from 'Hamilton' 6 years before it hit Broadway

Before “Hamilton” premiered on Broadway in August 2015, composer-lyricist, director, and star Lin-Manuel Miranda performed the opening number to the musical — the then mix-tape — for President Obama at “An Evening of Poetry and Music: The Spoken Word” in May 2009. This song will also be performed on the Grammy’s by the entire cast of “Hamilton.”

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