Last night saw the whole world stop for the season premiere of HBO‘s mega-hit Game of Thrones. For weeks every corner of social media has been buzzing with recaps and predictions, but did you know a few years back that HBO released a pair of official Game of Thrones mixtapes?
It was 2014, America was still two years into recovering from “Gangnam Style” and mixtapes were quickly becoming the hot way for brands to connect with audiences. Realizing how much of overlap Game of Thrones had with fans of hip-hop, HBO utilized some of the genre’s heavy hitters for their Catch the Throne mixtape, followed by Catch the Throne II the following year.
Taking part were Snoop Dogg, Big Boi, Ty Dolla $ign, Common, Wale, Snow tha Product, and more.
While there has yet to be a mixtape tied with this season, our patience for GoT knows no bounds. Here’s some of our favorite cuts from it: