Hear Big Boi Rap About Westeros

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March 6 2014 2:31 PM

Big Boi Raps About Westeros

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Big Boi with a Game of Thrones Pop Doll at the HBO Game of Thrones Catch The Throne All Star Weekend Event in February 2014.

Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO

"Targaryen, the rightful blood line/ So don't you worry about the Red Wedding that made it crunch time."

So raps Big Boi on "Mother of Dragons," his latest track. It is packed with nerdy Game of Thrones references, because it was written for HBO's Catch the Throne mixtape, which the network hopes will reach "multicultural audiences," according to Lucinda Martinez, HBO's senior vice president for multicultural marketing.

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The mixtape also features the likes of Common and Wale. It will be released in full on Friday.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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