Ashanti Reunites With Ja Rule On New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Song: Listen To “Helpless”
So far, we’ve heard a bunch of songs from the forthcoming Hamilton Mixtape, including numbers by Kelly Clarkson, Usher and a collaboration track with Sia, Miguel and Queen Latifah. But here’s the moment we’ve all truly been waiting for: Ashanti and Ja Rule have unveiled their contribution to the mixtape, “Helpless.”
It’s a soulful track, with the MC as Alexander Hamilton and the singer taking on the role of Elizabeth Schuyler. They profess their love for each other over the dreamy R&B-tinged melody, and honestly, it feels like the early aughts all over again. In fact, the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, actually wrote the ballad with the pair specifically in mind.
“I do have to say when Ashanti and Ja Rule sing ‘Helpless,’ it will give you all the feels, as the children of the Internet say,” Miranda revealed in a recent interview on Conan.
He wasn’t kidding.