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Jennifer Lopez and ‘Hamilton’s’ Lin-Manuel Miranda team to honor victims of Orlando nightclub shooting

Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez and “Hamilton” creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda have teamed on a new song, “Love Make the World Go Round,” to memorialize the victims of the June 12 Orlando, Fla., nightclub mass shooting and to benefit the community organization Proyecto Somos Orlando.

Lopez and Miranda posted tweets teasing the song Monday, with Miranda alerting his followers to “a taste of new music you don’t need tickets to hear.” 

A 30-second preview video has been posted on YouTube for the track that will be available on iTunes, although a release date hasn’t been specified.

Lopez tweeted to her followers that she has been working with Miranda “on something very special.”

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The song sample includes snippets of Miranda  rapping and Lopez singing the song’s chorus.

One verse states:

I’m wide awake

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Ready to create

Everything I’ve imagined

Tears

Without any hate

Crying for change

Causing a chain reaction

Proyecto Somos Orlando will, according to its website, “address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual. Proyecto will enable care to be delivered to those affected directly in the communities in which they live. Beyond emergency assistance, they will be provided with case management, crisis intervention, and mental health services, among other needs.”

randy.lewis@latimes.com

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