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March 7, 2014

'Catch The Throne' : A 'Game of Thrones' Inspired Rap Mixtape Sponsored By HBO ? WTF Is This Madness ???

HBO has a bonafide hit on their hands with the television adaption of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire & Ice saga. Entering its fourth season, the show is as popular as anything else on TV and is making fantasy fans out of pretty much everyone, old and young... woman or man. Who doesn't love the sex, double crossing, sex, intrigue, sex, dragons, sex, mysteries, sex... I think you are beginning to get the point. The sheer sexiness of the show appeals to everyone, and the excellent cast and magnificent sets probably make the show just as appetizing to the general audience. But HBO wouldn't be a corporation if they didn't try to maximize every possible angle in milking the franchise for everything its worth. They have already split book 3 into two seasons (season 3 was Pt. 1, season 4 will be Pt. 2), which helps buy Martin a bit more time in his endless quest to frustrate fans waiting for Book number 6 to be released. They have also looked for alternate ways to spread the show to newer audiences... whoever they may be, and no matter how insane it may seem. Need proof? HBO has sponsored a hip hop mixtape that is inspired by the events of Game of Thrones. Yup, I can't believe I just typed that myself. A HIP HOP MIXTAPE about a show set in a medieval fictional universe that is occupied by knights and dragons? WTF are we talking about here? Are they really trying that hard to get the Hip Hop community (the ones who don't already watch the show) involved in watching their hit show? I guess so. Catch The Throne is available for streaming on Soundcloud by clicking here, and you can also listen to it on the embedded player after the jump. Seems like a stretch... but with artists like Big Boi (of Outkast fame), Common, Wale, Daddy Yankee involved then I am certainly willing to listen for a little bit. And with songs titled 'Mother of Dragons' & 'Arya's Prayer' they might be on the right track...


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