HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape 'Catch the Throne' Features Raquel Sofia, Estelle, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Yandel & Anthrax (EXCLUSIVE)
Where else can you find a medley of edgy and creative artists from Anthrax, Snoop Dogg to Method Man and Estelle, who sample music from the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series "Game of Thrones Season 4" soundtrack?
Why the "Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2" of course!
The exciting new mixtape also includes Puerto Rico-born, Sony Music Latin artist Raquel Sofia, who Latin Post caught up with at HBO's "Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2" release party at Helen Mills in New York City on March 12. Sofia's song, "Legends" is featured on the new mixtape and she recently released her EP, "Te Odio Todos los Sábados."
"I am very excited about it, I am a huge fan of the show," she told Latin Post. "I got to be a part of this phenomenon, which is the 'Game of Thrones...' I am a really hardcore fan. When you start (if you haven't already), you are going to get sucked in! Just go watch it!"
"'Legends' is about the Stark family and how they struggle so much and they can't win and bad things just keep happening to them," she added. "The producers they made it similar to one of my songs, 'Agridulce,' but the only difference is that I am rapping. It was so fun. I had a blast. I am singing in English and in Spanish. It's my style, but it's also something new for me and it was really fun to do."
Featured artists on the mixtape who were in attendance at HBO's mixtape event in New York City included Sofia, Melanie Fiona, who performed as well as Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jesse Leach and Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage).
"Game of Thrones" fans also had the chance to sit in the actual throne while DJ D-Nice spun tunes in the background.
Rounding out the mixtape includes: Estelle, Kap G, Mastodon, Method Man, MNDR, Mushroomhead, Snoop Dogg, Stalley, Talib Kweli, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yandel.
"This year's mixtape also weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting line-up of heavy metal and hip-hop artists. Building on the success of Volume 1, with over 2.5MM streams to date, Volume 2 features artists from the R&B, electronic, Latin, heavy metal and rap worlds," according to HBO's official release.
Dubbed the Latin market's "the indie phenomenon" in 2014, Sofia has had an impressive career thus far by performing and writing for Colombian superstars Shakira and Juanes as well as Prince Royce.
Starting out as an indie artist, Sofia has already made a splash in the music biz without even putting out an album. The Puerto Rico native is bilingual and sings in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Sofia has toured with Shakira and Prince Royce as a backup singer and has opened up for Juanes and Cristian Castro. She has also performed alongside Juanes at the Grammys, Latin Grammys, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premios Juventud, and Radio City Music Hall.
"It was amazing," Sofia said of performing with Shakira and Juanes. "It's crazy these people that you admire when you are young. You never thought in your life that you would get the opportunity. It was a huge learning experience. They are the two hugest and most talented people that I have ever had the opportunity to work with. They also gave me the chance to travel the world and see different stages and I am forever grateful to them."
In 2013, Raquel Sofia was the voice of TARGET'S SUMMER CAMPAIGN with her own version on IllyaKuryaki & The Valderama's "UlaUla." She has also sung backup on Shakira's performances on UK's "The Voice" and "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
"Raquel Sofia's music is authentic and unfiltered, it's raw and emotional, and gives the world a front row seat into her life and her heart," according to Sony Music/Latin. "From the lyrics in her songs, webisodes, to video diaries, Raquel Sofia doesn't hold back and is bringing a fresh new energy to the entertainment world."
"I am honest and when I was writing the songs for the EP, I was heartbroken... All my songs come from an honest place," she said.
What songs are featured on the "Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2?"
Check out the complete track list:
1. Method Man - The Oath
2. MNDR - Run for Cover
3. Ty Dolla $ign - Never Back Down
4. Killswitch Engage - Loyalty
5. Kap G - Surrender Now
6. Melanie Fiona - Fight To Do It
7. Snoop Dogg - Lannister's Anthem
8. Yandel - Marcando Territorio
9. Anthrax - Soror Irrumator
10. Estelle - Let Me Go
11. Talib Kweli - Lord of the Light
12. Mastodon - White Walker
13. Raquel Sofia - Legends
14. Stalley - All Mine
15. Mushroomhead - Among the Crows
"Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2" is available now for free on iTunes.
Viewers can access previous seasons of "Game of Thrones" on HBO GO, HBO On Demand or by checking their local listings. For more on the series, visit: facebook.com/GameOfThrones and twitter.com@GameOfThrones.
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