Catch the Throne coming March 17th; preview Talib Kweli’s “Lord of the Light”

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The previews from volume two of Catch the Throne are flowing freely this week! Yesterday, HBO dropped several more video clips on Youtube, offering samples of the Thrones-inspired tunes.

Plus, via Complex, HBO has released a complete track, “Lord of the Light,” by hip hop artist Talib Kweli.

Update: HBO has confirmed that Catch the Throne Vol. II will be released on March 17th on Soundcloud, and that each act has been aligned with a Game of Thrones family, displayed in their track.

The full list of artists includes: Anthrax, Estelle, Kap G, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Melanie Fiona, Method Man, MNDR, Mushroomhead, Raquel Sofia, Snoop Dogg, Stalley, Talib Kweli, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yandel.

In a statement released by HBO, Talib Kweli says, “I am a big fan of the books and the series,” and that, “As an MC, I’m not adverse to the concept of battles and ability to tell compelling stories and the Game of Thrones series does just that. It is the reason I wanted to be a part of this mixtape.”

Check out his song and the newest video samples from the others below the cut:


The four brief videos released feature Talib Kweli, rapper Kap G, electronic artist MNDR, and metalcore band Killswitch Engage.

Sue the Fury: Quite an eclectic bunch that Game of Thrones has put together this year for the mixtape! So far I’m liking Talib Kweli’s track the most of the lot.

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    1. The only thing I like is that they’re using Ramin’s tunes other than that I don’t think I could give Talib Kweli’s song another listen. But hey, these were not made for me, I’m sure there are plenty of people that enjoy it.

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    2. That Talib song is so hot!! I hope they use these songs to end episodes and play them in the credits.

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    3. Lord of the light? Do they mean ‘The Lord of Light’?
      You’d think they’d at least get that right.

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    4. Balerion The Cat,

      I think it would be awesome if they used the whole mixtape to end each episode. The Talib Kweli song would be great if they ended it with Melisandre burning “someone” ,plus his lyrics are pretty on point in referencing The Lord of Light, but I assume your not a hip-hop fan and to each his own.

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    5. Balerion The Cat

      They’ve ended the show with different versions of “The Rains of Castamere” on numerous episodes, lots of HBO shows have done and still do that, D&D have been said to be going in a different direction this seaaon with new directors, and even new deaths, switching up the music during the ending credits wouldn’t be a bad move necessarily, not compared to the other changes they’ve made.

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    6. Marillion Minus The Tounge:
      Balerion The Cat

      They’ve ended the show with different versions of “The Rains of Castamere” on numerous episodes, lots of HBO shows have done and still do that, D&D have been said to be going in a different direction this seaaon with new directors, and even new deaths, switching up the music during the ending credits wouldn’t be a bad move necessarily, not compared to the other changes they’ve made.

      Bear and the Maiden Fair

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    7. Marillion Minus The Tounge,

      The version of “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” at the end of episode 3×03 did not work at all. I watched the scene with Unsullied two times and each time it took everyone out of the shock from Jamie losing his hand and we started to laugh.

      The other songs (2*”The Rains Of Castamere” and “It’s Always Summer Under The Sea) worked because they fit the style of the show. However, instrumental tracks work best (or silence after the Red Wedding).

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    8. Talib Kweli is great. This is the only time I’ve been even the slightest bit interested in these mixtapes. Back to waiting for the show to start…

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    9. Dragonslayer:
      Marillion Minus The Tounge,
      The version of “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” at the end of episode 3×03 did not work at all. I watched the scene with Unsulliedtwo times and each time it took everyone out of the shock from Jamie losing his hand and we started to laugh.

      I was unsullied back then and it was great double whammy. First wtf from Jaime losing his hand and the second right after with the song playing. It was a masterstroke.

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    10. Lion of Night,

      Mastodon is my favorite on this list. I think they should represent the Wildlings, but if it has to be a house then definitely the Greyjoys. Just think of the album Leviathan.

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    11. Hodor?,

      I’m Sullied but I loved it too. It was meant to be a shock. As for the mixtape, I’m not interested, and I wonder if it really does bring in new fans? Or if there is an audience for them. I guess if they’re doing this again, then they must have been happy with the results from last season.

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    12. I’m also looking forward to Mastodon, they’re a really good fit. Lots of GoT episode names sound like Mastodon song titles (or vice versa) as it is.

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    13. HARmundGiantsbane,

      I can totally see them doing a Wildling song.

      Also I’m so glad you brought up Leviathan. One hell of an album. There are some pretty crazy time signatures in a lot of those songs.

      jjp,

      Its uncanny right?

      “Hunters of the Sky” “The Sparrow” “Hand of Stone” and “The Wolf is Loose” come to mind 🙂

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    14. What are the mixtapes for exactly? All I remember from last year is how I disliked them and thought it didn’t fit with GoT’s universe whatsoever. And then they disapeared, I never saw them being used for any trailer or any sort of TV promo.

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    15. I thought they said Doninik Omega was returning this year? I didn’t care for a vast majority of the mixtape last year, especially since it seemed like a lot of the artists didn’t even watch the show, but his song about Arya was an amazing ode to the show with a few clever nods to the books. I want to hear more GoT material from that guy!

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    16. Ironborn,

      They are there for people to enjoy. Same with the GoT beers, you drink it or you don’t. GoT shirts? You wear it or you don’t. Those bubble heads, you collect it or you don’t.
      New Tywin Lannister golden Toilet paper to wipe your ass with, use it or not.

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    17. King Stannis,

      Since they are announced by GoT’s official channel, I thought it would be used for promo (this time with teaser and all). That’s why I asked. I’m not hating, I enjoy the bands individually, I just didn’t see it fitting at first glance 😉

      I am interested in listening to them though.

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