When word broke yesterday that we’d all soon be treated to a Game of Thrones-themed mixtape, I was wary. The season premiere is… pretty hyped? Would Common’s rhymes drive any actual new viewers to check out the show? Wouldn’t the combination be a bit awkward?
But then today—behind what sounds like the Red Wedding band crossed with Metallica—Big Boi said “Fuck the Lannisters and everyone ride with them/Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch finna slide some iron in ’em.” And everything was okay.
The “Mother of Dragons” brings the dirrrty south and the House of Stark together at last, and it couldn’t be better. This will be a fun mixtape.