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Excited for the new season of Game of Thrones? So is HBO, and maybe a couple of your favorite rappers too. HBO has commissioned ten hip-hop and rap artists — including Big Boi, Common, and Wale — to each create a Game of Thrones-themed track for a mixtape to promote the new season. The album is titled "Catch the Throne," and it's now streaming for free over at SoundCloud. For the most part, the mixtape's ten tracks begin with dialog samples from the show and then dive into traditional rap beats, often layered over the series' orchestral score. It's an odd tie-in to be sure, but there's a good chance that the final product will exceed all expectations you've set for it (though that's not necessarily saying much). You can listen to the album through the SoundCloud player below.