Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Killswitch Engage Contribute Songs to New 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape
Snoop Dogg and Method Man are among two rap artists who will contribute tracks to the Game of Thrones compilation, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, Vol. 2. On the other end of the musical spectrum, metal acts like Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will also be featured on the 15-track effort. The popular HBO series returns April 2 and each song from the mixtape, out in March, will be used during the show's fifth season, Pitchfork notes.
Snoop, an avid fan who recaps the show on his GNN web series, relayed his excitement via a press release.
"Off the top, I love Game of Thrones-I even gave my expert analysis of this season on my GGN show," the rapper said. "It's like the rap game, it's gangster, about family, loyalty and trying to get to the top. I had to get involved. Give the fans a little bit of how I see it."
Artists will represent different families from the show like the Lannisters. The tunes will also draw from the themes of fire and ice, which run deep in the George R.R. Martin book this season is based on.
"As fans of Game of Thrones, we are extremely excited to collaborate on this project," Anthrax leader Scott Ian said, Rolling Stone notes. "Recording a song about the Lannister family allows us to connect more with our fans and Game of Thrones fans in a way we would have never imagined."
Common, Big Boi, Wale and Daddy Yankee all contributed tracks to the first mixtape, which dropped last March. Listen to it below.
Game of Thrones is one of HBO's most popular series that is currently on the air. Although it started slow, the ratings have increased every year. The season four opener attracted 6.64 million viewers, with the finale drawing 7.09 million. That's impressive considering the pilot only brought in 2.22 million viewers and 3.04 for the final ep of that season.