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Lin-Manuel Miranda Has A History Of Rapping Incredible Acceptance Speeches

We'd pay to see him do this on Broadway. đź‘Źđź‘Źđź‘Ź

And the award for best Grammy acceptance speech goes to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” rapped his way through his acceptance speech for his win in the Best Musical Theater Album category at the 58th annual Grammy Awards Monday, and it was one of the most memorable moments of the night.

It was epic. It was everything. It was classic Lin-Manuel.

The Puerto Rican, MacArthur "genius" grant recipient delivered a similar speech almost eight years ago when he won a Tony for Best Original Score for his Broadway musical "In The Heights." In the 2008 speech, Miranda gave props to his cast and crew "for having each other's back, son!" and thanked his parents and wife for always sticking by his side. He ended his emotional speech with a shout out to all of his "Latino people" and, of course, to Puerto Rico! 

Watch as Miranda spits a few gratitude-filled verses, completely "off the dome," in the flashback video above.

 

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