Ashanti & JaRule – Helpless

You can always expect a dope duet from Ashanti and JaRule.

The long-time collaborators, who recently wrapped a sold-out co-headlining U.S. tour, teamed for the record “Helpless,” a song from the forthcoming project, ‘Hamilton: The Mixtape.’

On “Helpless,” Ashanti assumes the role of Elizabeth Hamilton (Eliza) while JaRule plays husband Alexander as they deliver their interpretation of the Broadway musical.

“Baby, I’m helpless,” sings Ashanti. “Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit / I’m helpless, baby, down for the count, and I’m drowning in ’em.”

Ashanti and Ja were destined for this collaboration. “When I was writing that song, I was picturing it as Ashanti and Ja Rule,” Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda told “Conan” earlier this year. “I was like, ‘Eliza’s Ashanti. Hamilton’s Ja Rule. Two verses, two choruses. A little Ja Rule. And then they’re married.'”

‘Hamilton: The Mixtape’ is slated to arrive on Dec. 2. The set also features appearances from Usher, Miguel, Alicia Keys, and many more.

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