I play this stupid mind game with myself where I try to avoid looking up the exact meaning of something that's popular in my social circle for as long as I can. I do it to see if they at some point let outsiders in on whatever it is that's popular.
"Hamilton" is one such thing, which a bunch of people I follow Twitter, seem to find super interesting.
Over time, you begin to put things together, like "oh, there's some music and dance involved, so maybe it's a musical?" or "hmm, this 'Lin'-guy seems to be the one behind it, and damn, now he's meeting with Obama so it must be a big deal" etc.
Over time, you usually get a bigger picture, but until today, I was unsure what it actually was.
Hamilton: An American Musical is a musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.
Now you, as I, know.