Is Watch the Throne Secretly About Game of Thrones? A Track-by-Track Analysis


Jay-Z and Kanye West's long-awaited collaboration, Watch the Throne, debuted on Monday. In the two days since, we've listened to it very closely. At first, we were all like, "Hey, that's pretty good, plain and simple" but as the listens mounted up, we noticed something odd. We're just going to come out and say it: Possibly Watch the Throne is an undercover homage to the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones? Look, we're not saying it's quite on the "sync Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of Oz and watch some crazy shit happen" level, but Ho and 'Ye may, in fact, whisper "Winter is coming!" to psych each other up before a show. (Or, maybe, they just watch HBO.) Please, take a look at the track-by-track evidence of the connection between the two (note, it contains spoilers from the first book in the series and the TV show):