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El-P and Killer Mike Aren’t Kitten Around With ‘Meow The Jewels’

Hip-hop duo El-P and Killer Mike have returned with Meow the Jewels, a cat-astrophic collaboration that is more than just a novelty.

The concept to remix their second studio album, Run the Jewels 2, started as a joke but quickly escalated, gaining fan support to remix RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds.

Through the use of the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, fans helped raise $65,783–more than $20,000 above the $45,000 goal necessary to bring the feline-fueled remix album to life.

“Did we make the silliest, ocassionally most grating possible remix? Of course,” El-P said via Twitter. “And we did it for you, Mike Brown and Eric Garner.”

Of the money raised to support the album, rapper/producer El-P said he will donate his share to a charity benefitting the families of Micahel Brown and Eric Garner.

Featuring a purr-fect mix of producers, including Just Blaze, Dan the Automator, The Alchemist, De La Soul producer Prince Paul, 3D of Massive Attack, Geoff Barrow of Portishead and 26-year-old singer-songwriter Zola Jesus, the album is comical, unapologetic, and definitely worth the listen.

And the best part is, you don’t even have to be a cat lover to enjoy it.

Meow the Jewels is now available for free online. To download your copy or to pre-order the vinyl, check out runthejewels.net for more information.


Also be sure to check out Run the Jewels on their Fall Tour.

9/26 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival

9/27 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Fest

9/29 – Tuscon, AZ -Rialto Theatre

9/30 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

10/2 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

10/3 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans

10/5 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

10/6 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

10/7 – Tulsa, OK -Cains Ballroom

10/9 – Austin, TX -Austin City Limits

10/10 – Miami, FL – III Points

10/12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas

10/13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston

10/15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

10/16 – Pomona, CA -The Fox Theater

10/17 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Fest

10/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Funk Zone

10/20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

10/21 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

10/22 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre

10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

10/24 – Royal Oak, MI -Royal Oak Music

11/21- Mexico City, MX- Corona Capital Festival

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