Catch the Throne

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Catch the Throne: Volume I
Volume I album cover
Mixtape by
Various artists
ReleasedMarch 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)
Recorded2013–2014
GenreHip hop, rap
Length25:33
Catch the Throne: Volume II
Volume II album cover
Mixtape by
Various artists
ReleasedMarch 7, 2015 (2015-03-07)
Recorded2014–2015
GenreHip hop, rap, heavy metal
Length53:10

Catch the Throne is a two-volume mixtape. The first volume was released digitally on June 10, 2014, and on CD on July 1, 2014 as a free mix tape that features various rap artists to help promote the HBO series Game of Thrones.[1][2] The albums feature hip hop artists including Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, Common, Wale, Daddy Yankee, as well as music by Ramin Djawadi from the show and some voices from the show.

Reception[edit]

The album received mostly mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Volume I[edit]

To help promote the series to a broader audience including multicultural urban youth, HBO commissioned an album of rap songs dedicated to Game of Thrones.[3] Entitled Catch the Throne, it was published for free on SoundCloud on March 7, 2014.[4]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Mother of Dragons"Big Boi2:09
2."Iron Throne"Magazeen2:26
3."Win or Die"Bodega Bamz2:21
4."Magical Reality"Kilo Kish2:32
5."Born to Rule"Daddy Yankee2:34
6."Arya's Prayer"Dominik Omega3:20
7."The Parallel"Dee Goodz3:12
8."Fire"Snow tha Product1:54
9."The Ladder"Common2:41
10."King Slayer"Wale2:24

Volume II[edit]

A second volume of songs was released in March 2015, prior to the beginning of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. This volume again consisted of songs from hip-hop artists, but this time also included contributions from several heavy metal bands.[5] It was released as a free download on iTunes and SoundCloud.[6]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."The Oath"Method Man2:33
2."Run for Cover"MNDR2:56
3."Never Back Down"Ty Dolla $ign3:52
4."Loyalty"Killswitch Engage4:07
5."Surrender Now"Kap G2:52
6."Fight Through It"Melanie Fiona3:07
7."Lannister's Anthem"Snoop Dogg2:31
8."Marcando Territorio"Yandel3:44
9."Soror Irrumator"Anthrax5:30
10."Let Me Go"Estelle2:24
11."Lord of the Light"Talib Kweli2:55
12."White Walker"Mastodon4:30
13."Legends"Raquel Sofia3:23
14."All Mine"Stalley3:58
15."Among the Crows"Mushroomhead4:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beauchemin, Molly (March 7, 2014). "Listen to the "Game Of Thrones" Mixtape, Catch the Throne". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Blistein, Jon (March 17, 2015). "Hear the Second 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape Now". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Whelan, Robbie (March 4, 2014). "Unlikely Mix: Rappers, Dragons and Fantasy: HBO Hires Hip-Hop, Latin-Music Artists to Promote 'Game of Thrones'". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Catch the Throne". SoundCloud. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. ^ Childers, Chad. "'Catch the Throne, Volume Two' Mixtape released on iTunes". Loudwire. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. ^ Camp, Zoe. "Stream Catch the Throne Vol. 2, Official "Game of Thrones" Mixtape". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 April 2015.