Catch The Throne Hip-Hop Mixtape Drops to Pick Up New Game of Thrones Fans

As you hear the words dragons, thrones and magic, you're likely to picture burly, bearded cosplayers, caped nerds crammed around a Dungeon and Dragons circle, and leather adorned metalheads. What you wouldn't expect to find in that mix are mainstream hip-hop artists Big Boi and Common — but here they are ladies and gents. And trust me, it feels just as awkward to write that phrase as it does to digest it, I'm sure.

Today, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, the Game of Thrones inspired soundtrack, drops with 10 tracks of urban angst. The HBO series Game of Thrones season 4 premieres April 6, and with this new collaboration, they hope to generate a dialogue that intrigues new viewers. Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO says in a press release, “We are excited to create an additional fan touch point with Catch The Throne: The Mixtape. This is a unique opportunity to give fans great original music and an innovative way to highlight the electrifying 'Game of Thrones' series.”

So in short, HBO attempts to expand their audience demographic by showing that rappers and urban folk watch Game of Thrones too? That seems a little silly.

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