The hip hop musical, which focuses on the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, is currently in previews in New York, and record executives are planning to capitalise on the show's rave reviews by releasing Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording).

Questlove says, "Ten minutes into Hamilton... I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch.

"(It) can be your introduction to hip-hop - on Broadway. And it's a valid one. It's a credible one."

The show officially opens on 6 August (15) and the record will hit stores the following day, according to