HBO commissioned ten hip-hop artists to write Westeros-inspired raps to promote the upcoming fourth season of the hit fantasy series.
If you're counting down the days for the next season of Game of Thrones to start, HBO has a little something that might tide you over until then. Catch The Throne: The Mixtape was released by the network earlier today over SoundCloud, and features ten tracks by rap artists including Common, Big Boi and Wale.
The album can be streamed from SoundCloud for free, for those curious what the war for the Iron Throne sounds like when translated into rhymes and beats. You can hear the first track up top, and the rest here.
Most of the tracks start out with dialogue samples from the show, and if nothing else it makes you realize that many of the characters of Westeros wouldn't be too out of place in modern rap albums. After all, nobody defines big pimping like Tyrion Lannister.
Source: The Verge