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It’s official – HBO has the best promotional strategy. Not that the fourth season of Game of Thrones needed any more hype, but it’s getting heaps of it with a new hip hop mixtape. Dragons, kings, ice creature zombie... things – hip hop should fit right in there, right? The new mixtape is intended to help fans catch up on the fantasy series ahead of Season 4 and is called Catch the Throne, because... well, you know.
Turns out, Common is big on hip hop.
But wait, there’s more! Because HBO wouldn’t just bank on some third rate rappers to get the job done, the mixtape features the likes of Common, Wale, Big Boi and DADDY YANKEE (always pegged him for a GoT fan). It also shines the spotlight on some fresh talent like Bodega Bamz and Show Tha Product. Each rapper had a chance to spit fire (pun intended) about the show’s big theme – the struggle for power. It makes perfect sense, according to Common.
Daddy Yankee has strongly denied reports that he is gay.
Rapper DADDY YANKEE has vehemently denied reports that he came out as gay in a recent press conference. The star was quoted by several online outlets as saying he was in a homosexual relationship, though the event at which the comments were allegedly made appears to be entirely fictional.
An alleged photo of Yankee kissing another man was purportedly circulating the web, though his publicist insists it was fake. "Online blogs and social media are once again to blame for the spread of false news reports," Mayna Nevarez said in a statement to Billboard. "Which other media outlets have also shared regarding a public figure. The reports circulating regarding Daddy Yankee's declaration of homosexuality was falsely written by an online outlet known for fabricating false information and spreading it through social media sites." The original reports had quoted the singer confirming his homosexuality, saying, "I am a human being like any other, with virtues and defects, and I don't believe that this is a defect." The news came in the same week that NFL legend Magic Johnson came out in support of his so Earvin Johnson III, who came out as gay after being snapped holding hands with his boyfriend in Los Angeles. The youngster - currently studying in New York - also won praise from the likes of Kobe Bryant.
Daddy Yankee's sixth studio album, Prestige, was released on September 11, 2012. The first single, 'Ven Conmigo' peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Latin Charts.
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