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El-P just got stuck doing a cat sounds remix of ‘Run The Jewels 2’

That 'Meow The Jewels' is on the way.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Oct 15, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:48 am CDT

Producer and rapper El-P is officially committed to making a hip-hop album full of cat sounds.

He’s got himself to blame. In September El-P and Killer Mike announced several gimmick preorder packages for the second installment of their Run the Jewels series. One, Meow the Jewels, promised that the hip-hoppers would “re-record RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds for music” if it could raise $40,000. Fans launched a Kickstarter campaign, and Wednesday it passed $48,000. So, yeah—the cat remix project is on.

The good news is that El-P won’t be pocketing the lump sum. All proceeds will benefit the families of Eric Garner and Mike Brown.


— el-p (@therealelp) October 15, 2014

that said, LETS KEEP GOING! we still have 12 days to contribute and all the profit will go towards charity!

— el-p (@therealelp) October 15, 2014

.@JustBlaze @ZOLAJESUS @baauer @Alchemist @jetfury @nickhook @dantheautomator @DJPrincePaul @xskywlkr @bootsonboots about that cat album…

— el-p (@therealelp) October 15, 2014

I would like to thank all of u for ur generosity. This project means so much more than music.This just proves we can make a difference

— #MeowTheJewels (@MeowTheJewels) October 15, 2014

at its core meow the jewels is really about people, not cats. thank you everyone for having hearts and loving stupid ideas.

— el-p (@therealelp) October 15, 2014

There are 12 days left to help support the project. Run the Jewels 2 is out Oct. 27. Let’s hope the cat remix project gets fast-tracked this quarter.

Photo via Daniel Patlán/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 15, 2014, 9:14 pm CDT