While it sounds like a disastrously stupid idea when you first hear about it, the Game of Thrones hip hop mixtape sort of makes sense. Both worlds are violent, always arguing over who is king, treat women horribly, and are obsessed over on the internet constantly by huge dorks. Some marketing genius at HBO saw that synergy potential and ran with it, and so here we are with Catch The Throne, for which acts like Wale, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, and Common have written original tracks based on the fantastical realm of dragons and tits and dragon tits.
The first of the songs, available on Soundcloud, was “King Slayer” from Wale, and I was just as surprised that you were that it turned out to be pretty good. Cutting up and looping the show’s theme song and throwing a skittering beat under it is inspired, if obvious, but it really sells the drama. Big Boi’s “Mother of Dragons” has all the imposing size of an approaching horde.
Here’s the full tracklist below. Check out the rest here.
1. Big Boi – “Mother of Dragons”
2. Magazeen – “Iron Throne”
3. Bodega Bamz – “Win or Die”
4. Kilo Kish – “Magical Reality”
5. Daddy Yankee – “Born to Rule”
6. Dominik Omega – “Arya’s Prayer”
7. Snow – “Fire”
8. Dee Goodz – “The Parallel”
9. Common – “Interlude/The Ladder”
10. Wale – “King Slayer”