In anticipation of the fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones, 15 artists have contributed to a new album, Catch the Throne: Mixtape 2, in which Snoop Dogg raps about the Lannister family, Mastodon wails about White Walkers and Wu-Tang's Method Man rhymes about the men who join the Night's Watch.
This hugely weird, entertaining and free mixtape features a diverse list of artists — certainly more musically diverse than last year's hip-hop and reggae-centric Catch the Throne mixtape — including metal and thrash bands Anthrax and Killswitch Engage, and Latin artists Raquel Sofia and Yandel. There's variety in the musical styles, but everyone's singing, rapping and screaming about Game of Thrones. Joffrey, the Lord of the Light, incest, legions of men dying — it's all here. (Spoilers, probably.)
Here's the full track listing:
- Method Man "The Oath"
- MNDR "Run for Cover"
- Ty Dolla $ign "Never Back Down"
- Killswitch Engage "Loyalty"
- Kap G "Surrender Now"
- Melanie Fiona "Fight to Do It"
- Snoop Dogg "Lannister's Anthem"
- Yandel "Marcando Territorio"
- Anthrax "Soror Irrumator"
- Estelle "Let Me Go"
- Talib Kweli "Lord of the Light"
- Mastodon "White Walker"
- Raquel Sofia "Legends"
- Stalley "All Mine"
- Mushroomhead "Among the Crows"
Catch the Throne Mixtape 2 is available to download for free from iTunes, as is last year's mixtape, which features Big Boi, Common, Wale and many more.