HBO ‘Catch The Throne II’ (Mixtape)

With Game of Thrones coming back soon, HBO has released the sequel compilation mixtape of new original songs inspired by their hit series.

Catch The Throne II is available for free download on iTunes and can be streamed below. I’ve never gotten into GoT but I know many of you out there have and can likely appreciate the music from the likes of Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, and Melanie Fiona even more.

01 Method Man – The Oath
02 MNDR – Run for Cover
03 Ty Dolla $ign – Never Back Down
04 Killswitch Engage – Loyalty
05 Kap G – Surrender Now
06 Melanie Fiona – Fight Through It
07 Snoop Dogg – Lannister’s Anthem
08 Yandel – Marcando Territorio
09 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​

h/t 2DB

Talib Kweli f/ Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendra Ross “Everywhere I Go”

NEW Talib Kweli news as he launches Javotti Media — a company to support “tomorrow’s artists today,” as Kweli pays it forward for getting his start with some early, big-name co-signs. The first release under Javotti will be a mixtape called The Cathedral, hosted by Affion Crockett. 15 tracks from the likes of Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Joell Ortiz, Pharoahe Monch, K’Valentine, Cory Mo, NIKO IS, and the man himself.

Listen to “Everywhere I Go” featuring Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendra Ross below.

Beatnick & K-Salaam f/ Talib Kweli & M-1 “Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza”

The second look for Talib Kweli to start off the week, so yes, this week is off to a pretty good start. Here, Kweli links up with familiar collaborators M-1 (of dead prez) and production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam for a new single that talks about the policia and urban culture. Naturally, the substance here is at the top as the chorus resonates the indicative song title. Even if said chorus may prove to be too repetitive, how can you not appreciate this one? Watch/listen below.

*Tibs Fav.

Talib Kweli, Chris Webby & Joell Ortiz “Purest Heart”

The beat bangs on this quick-hit collab from Kweli, Webby, and Ortiz as, in that order, each emcee puts down some in-your-face bars. The “Purest Heart” sample gives this one a New York feel too, or is that just me?

Off the upcoming Bottom Feeder Music compilation project, Gorilla State. Jeremy Greene produces:

Talib Kweli f/ Res “What’s Real”

Talib Kweli and longtime collaborator Res link up for the “What’s Real” video, one of the standouts off Gravitas. Kweli reps for BK hard both lyrically and visually in the video that goes super widescreen (diggin’ it). Directed by Kyle O’Brien.