Game of Thrones gets rap album Catch The Throne featuring Big Boi, Wale and Common
Big Boi raps about Khaleesi, 'mother of the dragons'
Game of Thrones is to 'bring that Khaleesi heat' ahead of season 4 with a promotional rap mixtape that features Big Boi, Common, Wale, Bodega Bamz, Daddy Yankee and more.
A pretty bizarre attempt to increase the show's already huge reach, HBO has hired ten rappers and Latin music artists, who will spit over beats made from samples from the show.
Before we go anything further, here's some sample verses.
I'm tellin' whoever messin' with me / I can bring you that Khaleesi heat
Use my King, knack for words, as an actual sword / I can decapitate a rapper
I sit and think when I'm in my zone/ This life is like a Game of Thrones
The 'Catch The Throne' mixtape, due to be released for free on Friday, is targeted at multicultural audiences, who presumably are not able to comprehend Game of Thrones and have been confusing it with The Price Is Right for three seasons.
"Our multicultural audiences are a very important part of our subscribers, and we don't want to take them for granted," said Lucinda Martinez, HBO's senior vice president for multicultural marketing.
Common added to the Wall Street Journal: "Twenty years ago, Wu-Tang was breaking ground. Nowadays, people are open to anything. There are no limitations to hip-hop culture."
Is it possible to rhyme 'Joffrey' with 'swag'? Will there be a verse about escaping gang pressures on The Wall? We'll find out tomorrow.
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