By Courtney | Shadow and Act March 7, 2014 at 3:49PM
Earlier this week, HBO announced that it had teamed up with hip-hop and reggaeton artists to produce the first Game of Thrones mixtape, entitled Catch The Throne: The Mixtape, in preparation for the April 6th season 4 debut of the multiple award-winning series.
Today, that mixtape is out, and is embedded below for you to listen to in full.
Catch The Throne: The Mixtape includes exclusive tracks from Wale, Big Boi, Common and Daddy Yankee, in addition to songs from up-and-coming artists Snow Tha Product, Bodega Bamz, Magazeen and more.
The hip-hop and reggaeton, 10-song mixtape is based on Game of Thrones themes and story-lines from Seasons 1-3. Produced by Launch Point Records, the mixtape features series-inspired tracks, including the theme song by Wale; Season 1 by Big Boi, Bodega Bamz and Magazeen; Season 2 by Daddy Yankee, Kilo Kish and Dominik Omega; and Season 3 by Common, Snow Tha Product and Dee Goodz. Each song on the mixtape samples music from the original Game of Thrones soundtrack. As self-proclaimed superfans of the acclaimed series, the artists created songs that will "encourage and inspire listeners who may not have been immersed in the storylines to catch up on previous seasons of "Game of Thrones" using HBOGO."
"We are excited to create an additional fan touch point with Catch The Throne: The Mixtape," says Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO. "This is a unique opportunity to give fans great original music and an innovative way to highlight the electrifying 'Game of Thrones' series."
The release of Catch The Throne: The Mixtape kicked off today, during an event celebrating "Game of Thrones: The Exhibition" at the SXSW festival, which started today. The exhibition will run from March 7-11 in Austin, TX and will include listening stations featuring Catch The Throne: The Mixtape.
The free Catch The Throne: The Mixtape is now available for your listening pleasure below. Listeners are encouraged to share using the hashtag #CatchTheThrone.