Talib Kweli lends his skills to “Lord Of The Light”, taken from the Game Of Thrones mixtape Catch The Throne
Mr. Super Kweli! Talib Kweli is the latest hip hop artist to be recruited by HBO for the second Game Of Thrones mixtape Catch The Throne. The leaked track “Lord Of The Light” opens with a rousing soundbite from the show before Kweli begins dropping references to the series:
“Now your people face disease and famine
and fuck the king cause we famished.
That’s why the brothers that I roll with don’t be waving no banners”
The first mixtape was aimed at hip hop fans who may have not been interested in the fantasy genre and was streamed over 2.5 million times. Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, Vol. 2 will be released in April along with season 5 of Game Of Thrones and features rappers Method Man and Snoop Dogg. Each artist will represent one of the fictional families in the show.
Kweli redirected attention from a Twitter spat with a follower to the leaked song:
Now back to these Game of Thrones bars!
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) March 5, 2015
Listen to “Lord Of The Light” below. What do you think? Check out Talib Kweli’s guest verse on DJ EFN’s “Paradise”.