The Official Game of Thrones…Rap Mixtape?

Brethren and wenches, gather ’round: this one’s so crazy, you can’t make it up.

If there wasn’t enough going on in the Seven Kingdoms and Essos, or enough outside of it with behind-the-scenes footage, new trailers and fresh posters, the HBO machine is set to pump out a Game of Thrones rap mixtape just in time for season 4.

No. That is not a typo. A Game of Thrones. Rap. Mixtape.

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via soundcloud.com/catchthethrone

According to an article on Vibe.com, rappers Wale, Common, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, Bodega Bamz and Snow Tha Product are working on Catch the Throne, detailing the events and themes of the series to date.

I don’t know about you, but I personally want to see some accompanying music videos – Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson and Emilia Clarke lip-syncing to beats in character would probably blow up the Internet.

The track will be released on Soundcloud sometime before the season 4 premiere on April 6th. In the meantime, witness this promo to prove this whole post isn’t an early April Fool’s prank:

UPDATE: Catch the Throne has just been released on Soundcloud!

All 18 Game of Thrones Season 4 Posters

A plague of posters has descended on the Interwebz with the release of the key poster art for the upcoming Game of Thrones season 4. HBO’s been very smart about their releases too, allocating certain posters to certain media sites. Crafty, crafty.

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via gameofthronesfans.net

When it all comes down to it, though, “valar morghulis“, as they say. Which, if my High Valyrian isn’t too rusty, translates to “It doesn’t matter, they’ve all ended up on the Internet anyway.” Or something like that.

For convenience’s sake, we’ve assembled all 18 posters in one place for your viewing pleasure, covering a bevvy of characters from Westeros and Essos you love to hate and hate to love. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

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Extended Sneak Peek of Game of Thrones Season 4

Just posted to HBO’s Game of Thrones YouTube channel is the most revealing look to date at the upcoming season 4.

Almost 15 minutes in length, this behind-the-scenes featurette talks with the producers and cast as they share thoughts on the end of season 3, what’s to come in season 4 and where everybody’s at emotionally (answer: all over the place).

Plus (like you needed more reasons), your favourite Westerosi friends answer select Twitter questions! So, will you be watching season 4?

Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer

On the heels of some wildly unsatisfying 6-second Vine teasers released this week on the Game of Thrones Twitter account finally comes something we can really sink our teeth into!

The Game of Thrones season 4 trailer debuted last night just before 9pm – and this thing is juicy. Packed with whinging Joffrey, wildlings at the Wall and a glimpse of Prince Oberyn Martell, Dorne’s dangerous Red Viper, season 4 looks to be just as good as the previous seasons.

Check it out for yourself and decide what you think:

Game of Thrones Season 4 Gets an Airdate

Commoners, rejoice! HBO has announced that season 4 of Game of Thrones will be returning on April 6, 2014.

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via derpiboo.ru

We’ve all waited nearly a year to see how things will progress after the twisty ending of season 3, and there are reports that season 4 will take quite a detour from the book’s plot. While season 4 is technically covering the second half of the third book, fans are also speculating there isn’t enough source material to span an entire season… so what’s going to be added?

Regardless of how you feel about the series’ treatment in the realm of TV, the Internet is going to be an absolute hotbed of GoT watchers from now until April 6th. In fact, if you haven’t caught up on the show and somehow missed spoilers about season 3′s gruesome end (that’s not a spoiler, I swear), now would be a good time to hop on that.

What’s also scary is how fast the TV show seems to be moving while George R. R. Martin’s still dragging his heels on the last 2 books. I guess you don’t earn the nickname the Great Bearded Glacier by being speedy. Or lean shaven, at that.

Game of Thrones’ Daenerys is Now a Sea Slug

Ain’t no word of a lie! Tritonia khaleesi is a newly-discovered species of sea slug catalogued by scientists from Brazil’s University of Ceará. According to researchers, the creature’s silver band on its back reminded them of Daenerys’ silvery braid. So… they named it after her. A-booyah.

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via Twitter user Gaymerbr

This is the absolute BEST – when pop culture icons become so popular and so cool that they begin to leech into real world titles, terms and living things. George R. R. Martin should feel proud as fuck right now. Or is it happy as a clam?

Regardless, I’m hopeful that the slug will make an appearance in books 5 or 6 (and bonus if it doesn’t get killed off). Check out more details in this article on Wired.

Heard on the Set of Game of Thrones

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via Helen Sloan / MakingGameOfThrones.com

Straight from the official production diary of Game of Thrones, appropriately named MakingGameOfThrones.com, I found a pretty funny post about some things overheard on set that would totally get you arrested out of context. Or at least earn you a wtf look.

CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON 4!!

BadLipReading Tackles ‘Game of Thrones’

YouTube channel BadLipReading is back at it again with a hysterical look at the poorly-dubbed world of Game of Thrones. What happens when Eddie Stark has just one week to open the most bad-ass medieval theme park around? Throw in a cast of weirdos, poo-flingers and lazy do-nothings and you’ve got the makings of a stoner comedy like no other.

Seriously, this take on Westeros’ favourite figures had me floored laughing – tears rolled down my manly, manly face. That almost never happens. So drop whatever you’re doing and click that big-ass play button below:

If you want more (I know I do), BadLipReading also turns The Walking Dead, Twilight, The Hunger Games and more on their heads. Do it up!

Sigur Ros To Appear On ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

That’s right! The famous Icelandic band is confirmed to make an appearance at some point during season 4 of the ultra popular fantasy show. Actually, it kind of makes sense - Iceland is a prime shooting location, portraying the frozen far North in the series.

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via stereogum.com

Of course, like everything else related to the show, details are being kept under guard and key, so we’re not actually sure what role Sigur Rós will play. Night’s Watchmen? Lannisters? Maybe their faces will be After Effects’d on to Dany’s dragons?

Now that’s something I’d like to see… The real question is, how can we possibly wait until spring 2014 to find out?

‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses

But really, how has this not happened sooner?

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Buzzfeed has put together a terrific list of characters from Game of Thrones and the houses they’d fit into if they’d gone to Hogwarts. I WOULD READ THAT BOOK. I mean, I read all the other ones, anyway.

What’s more is that it might not be so cut-and-paste as you might think – there are definitely some surprises on the list. Starks into Gryffindor? Mmmmm, not quite. Joffrey in Slytherin?

…yeah, no surprises there. Check out the article for more and drop a comment below on what you think of the sorting.