fuckyeahdaveeddiggs: Interviewer: So, what’s it like playing an…


Interviewer: So, what’s it like playing an African-American, rapping Thomas Jefferson?

Daveed: It’s pretty fun. The great thing about this script and what Lin and all the rest of the creative team has here is that it’s one of very few theater pieces that I’ve read or been a part of where the rapping aspect isn’t the gimmick. It’s just the way people talk in this world. Which is great, when you think about it, because pop musicals have been a thing for a long time and rap music is I think old enough where, you know, none of us interact with it as if it’s a gimmick, right? None of us are like, “hey did you hear that new crazy rappin’ song on the radio?” That doesn’t happen. It’s just what music sounds like. So it’s great to also be in a piece that treats it like that.

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Tags: apologies, i've fallen for it, just like everybody else.

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