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Meow the Jewels finally drops the single—and yes, it’s mostly cat sounds

It sounds suspiciously like a Run the Jewels song you might recognize.

 

Josh Katzowitz

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Published Sep 17, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 11:10 pm CDT

Fans of Run the Jewels likely love the group’s sophomore effort, Run the Jewels 2, and when a Kickstarter campaign was started last year so rappers El-P and Killer Mike could remake that album with cat noises making up the beat, the duo reached its $40,000 goal a week ahead of time and raised more than $65,000 overall.

After teasing a track from the album in May, Meow the Jewels have dropped the single. It’s called “Oh My Darling Don’t Meow”—which, we’re just guessing here, is a takeoff of the Run The Jewels song “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry.”

Take a listen and then download the track for free at Run The Jewels’ website.

My review: My lord, that’s a lot of cursing in this song, and I’m not sure the cats who were sampled for the beat would approve of such language. Except, of course, when Killer Mike raps, at the 1:26 mark, about how he beats the puss. That’s obviously a tribute to the felines who have helped out (though points off for endorsing violence against animals).

But yeah, the entire venture seems a bit silly.

In case you forgot, however…

https://twitter.com/therealelp/status/600354100245585920

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2015, 10:51 pm CDT