Op-Ed: Move Over, Hamilton, My EDM Playlist In Honor Of Betsy Ross Is Here
I first want to say, of course, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is a masterpiece, but I think the media is putting way too much attention on this groundbreaking musical and completely none on my sick EDM playlist honoring the Mother of the Flag: Betsy Ross.
Look, I’m not here to weigh who is more important in our nation’s history, or even which genre of music is better; I’m just saying…I worked really hard to have the perfect mix of house, trance and dubstep to highlight the wonderful story of the Pennsylvanian woman who created our flag. She might not have enough of a “factually accurate” proven history or lineage, but does that mean she should just be left behind? No.
So, through careful planning and concentration, I was able to combine some Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Diplo and many other top songs to illustrate how her beautiful sewing helped create a national identity. Listen, I’m too busy waiting for the bass to drop to write a full musical, but I can assure you this 20 track playlist on Spotify is just as dope and equally as informative.
I’m really not trying to bash Alexander Hamilton here, but like everyone is going crazy for this guy; why? Dude gets like five songs for writing some papers, but Betsy Ross doesn’t even get a short tune about the time she made the flag's stars five-pointed instead of six. Ridiculous.
Call me crazy, but when a group of tripped out college kids start gloving outside of TomorrowWorld while the bass drops for Avicii’s (RIP) “Wake Me Up,” I’ll remember that time Betsy Ross got her very first sewing kit.