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'Game of Thrones' releasing rap mixtape featuring Big Boi, more stars

Posted by Matthew Juul  March 5, 2014 01:53 PM

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In anticipation of the "Games of Thrones" season four premiere, the show will be releasing a rap mixtape on Friday featuring a variety of notable hip-hop artists.

Aptly titled "Catch the Throne," the mixtape will feature contributions from stars such as Outkast's Big Boi, Common, Wale, and Daddy Yankee, according to Rolling Stone.

Lucinda Martinez, HBO's Senior Vice President for Multicultural Marketing, revealed to the Wall Street Journal that the upcoming release is an attempt by the show to broaden its base of fans, as the show's audience is around 76 percent white, according to a Nielsen report.

"Our multicultural audiences are a very important part of our subscribers, and we don't want to take them for granted," Martinez said.

"Game of Thrones" season four is set to premiere on HBO on April 6.


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