Lin-Manuel Miranda of ‘Hamilton’ shares first recorded single of his life

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of "Hamilton," in New York.  (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of “Hamilton,” in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)

Lin-Manuel Miranda has been writing hits since he was four years old.

The creator of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” shared his first-ever single on Twitter, which was recorded on a tape cassette.

The SoundCloud upload of “The Garbage Pail Kids Are In Town” was uploaded three years ago.

“This is the first recorded song I ever wrote,” Miranda explains in the SoundCloud description. “I was about 4 years old. I found it on the back of a Fisher Price Cassette. It’s called “The Garbage Pail Kids Are In Town.” It goes on for another 6 minutes but then it becomes a haunting snapshot of one child’s descent into loneliness and madness, so I cut it off after about 3 minutes.”

For those unfamiliar with the Garbage Pail Kids, they were trading cards depicting characters with comic abnormalities or suffering terrible fates , created in 1984 by a cartoonist as a parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Kids. Miranda focuses on their appearance in the in his song.

“Oh they’re so ugly you wouldn’t want to see them / even if you make your own…” 4-year-old Miranda sings.

Miranda’s style has changed dramatically since his childhood, but his lyrical genius clearly started early in life.


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