'Game of Thrones' Mixtape With Big Boi Makes Us Hungry For More Rapper, HBO Collaborations
HBO has a remarkable penchant for giving us things we didn't even know we wanted, like, for example, a mixtape featuring Big Boi, Common, Daddy Yankee and others, all about Game of Thrones . Yeah you heard right, that means we're gonna get some "Dale don Dale" Games of Thrones style jams all up in our ears. It's like Snoop Dogg's "Oh Sookie" on steroids in the best way possible. Even though I'd be even happier if Big Boi put out an audio book reading of Game of Thrones, since his reading of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a life-changer, I'm hopeful that this magical mixtape called "Catch the Throne" will bring happiness to Game of Thrones fans all over the world. Also, for what it's worth, I can't imagine how nerdy I'm going to look when I rap this to myself on my commute.
Since this marks the second collaboration between noteworthy hip hop stars and an HBO hit show, it really does make us think of all the promising television-themed rap we have yet to hear. Just think of all the general HBO/random yet iconic musician combinations that could make the heart sing.
Here are some collaborations we'd like to see from them.
1) Curb Your Enthusiasm: Bob Dylan
If we can somehow make this happen before either Larry David and Bob Dylan croaks, then this would be the most beautifully matched odd couple. Larry David's uptight complaining played over Dylan's mellow guitar is simply something this world needs.
2) Entourage: Ke$ha
Ke$ha doing an album about Entourage would be wonderful if only because the bros of Entourage are pretty much her perfect guys. They probably do brush their teeth with a bottle of Jack. Really.
3) Bored to Death: Dr. John
OK picture this: A sketchy Jason Schwartzman sneaking after someone to the tune of "Right Place, Wrong Time." I know, it's genius, you don't have to tell me. So many funky detective work songs would come from this beautious union.
4) The Sopranos: 50 Cent
I mean, they both know all about being gangsters, right? Although something tells me the Sopranos didn't bother much with euphemisms about lollipops or candy shops. They were too busy being a crime family.
5) Girls: Ani DiFranco
The incredibly shameful racist overtones aside, Ani DiFranco is all about being angsty and womanhood and all those damn feels, and Girls is a slightly more amusing version of all of the above. Both hands, Adam uses both hands, to coooover Hannah's breasts (see how well it would work?)
Season 4 of Game of Thrones returns April 4.