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

Run the Jewels performs live.

That ‘Meow The Jewels’ is on the way.

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.

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.

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Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.