Over 2016? Ja Rule and Ashanti are taking us back to 2001.
The good ol' days are being brought back into our lives with this Murder Inc. rendition of "Helpless", a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Ja Rule takes on the role of Alexander Hamilton and Ashanti plays his wife Eliza on the romantic track, rekindling the musical spark we loved all those years ago. Their flirtatious relationship extends all the way back to songs like "Always on Time" and "Mesmerize," which fits the scene in the play where Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler become official.
“Baby, I’m helpless / Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit," Ashanti sings. "I’m helpless, baby / Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ in ’em.”
"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. When I was writing that song, I was picturing it as Ashanti and Ja Rule," Manuel previously said on Conan via Yahoo!. "I was like, 'Eliza's Ashanti. Hamilton's Ja Rule. Two verses, two choruses. A little Ja Rule. And then they're married.'"
Listen to "Helpless" below:
"The Hamilton Mixtape" drops December 2.
Others featured on the Soundtrack include Chance the Rapper, Nas, Usher, Sia, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Nas, The Roots, and many more.