Okay, this is borderline bizarre. I heard about this project last night on the radio, when NPR was talking about the release of a rap mixtape to help promote the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Today the mixtape has been released as a free stream and download, with features from Big Boi, Bodega Bamz, Kilo Kish, Common, Wale and more.
And if you were wondering if all the songs are Game of Thrones themed, the answer is yes. So much so that nearly every lyric mentions a character or landmark from the show. And it also seems like most of the tracks find a way of sampling either the theme song or one of the other epic scores from the show.
I’m not sure what to think of the project, but I can’t help but feel HBO missed the mark on this one. I mean, really? “This life is like a Game of Thrones,” Common? Anyway, I’ll let you guys decide how you feel about this project. You can stream it here. And yes, I do indeed call myself an avid viewer of Game of Thrones.
01 Big Boi: “Mother of Dragons”
02 Magazeen: “Iron Throne”
03 Bodega Bamz: “Win or Die”
04 Kilo Kish: “Magical Reality”
05 Daddy Yankee: “Born to Rule”
06 Dominik Omega: “Arya’s Prayer”
07 Dee Goodz: “The Parallel”
08 Snow tha Product: “Fire”
09 Common: “The Ladder”
10 Wale: “King Slayer”