There may be a new type of music you’ll be associating Game of Thrones with this season. According to the Wall Street Journal and Vibe, HBO has found yet another way of reaching out to audiences in creative ways to promote the show.
This Friday, March 7th, Catch the Throne, a 10-track mixtape of songs featuring hip-hop and Latin-crossover artists inspired by the show is scheduled to be released. Performers such as Big Boi, Common, Wale, Daddy Yankee, and Bodega Bamz will be appearing on the recording.
Rapper Big Boi is a huge fan of the show, and is now reading one of the books because he “wanted to see what happens in the next season,” according to WSJ. His track includes references to the khaleesi and her dragons.
“Game of Thrones centers around battles for power and rap is definitely a battle for power,” says hip hop artist Common (who is also an actor, co-starring in the AMC television series Hell on Wheels) in a promo released by Vibe. He has seen some of the first two seasons, and loves GoT‘s complexity. He tells WSJ that his song is about “what it feels like to battle to be top dog, and the things people are willing to do to get there.”
Catch the Throne will be available to fans for free on the Internet.
Ours is the Fury: It looks like Soundcloud will be the release site for the free mixtape. We’ll try to get this info confirmed since the Soundcloud page isn’t active yet.