Money raised through the challenge goes toward Miranda's Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition.
Along with releasing the video for fans this week, Lin-Manuel Miranda also announced a special Prizeo contest, which will benefit the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition.
In support of the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition, an immigration-focused non-profit alliance in the USA, a sweepstakes with Prizeo.com was announced.
Type the words "Hamilton cover" in the search box on YouTube and you'll discover there are roughly 6,710,000 videos there of people belting out the hit Broadway musical's songs - some with more skill than others. The song's title references one of the most repeated lines from the song "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" ― and probably from the entire musical.
On Genius, a site which allows users to annotate song lyrics, Miranda called the song a "musical counterweight" to the "xenophobia and vilification of immigrants" that came to the fore of the 2016 USA election.
"On the line-up we have K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC and Residente: Each MC culturally represents from a different place on the map. They can speak to this theme from their brilliant perspectives".
The rest of the video shows several immigrants from varying areas of the world doing jobs like picking oranges, sewing American flags and butchering meat.
A $10 donation enters fans in a raffle for two VIP tickets to the opening night of "Hamilton" in Los Angeles, plus airfare and hotel, with more entries for higher donations.