Last Night Meow The Jewels,reached it’s kickstarter goal of $45,100.
The campaign started when Run The Jewels‘ Killer Mike and El-P posted a number of fairly silly deluxe packages for RTJ2, including the Meow The Jewels package which would see El-P “re-record RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds for music. ” One person decided to turn this into a kickstarter campaign to raise the money to create Meow The Jewels. When El-P found out about this, he got behind the project, promising to donate his money from the album to a charity benefiting the families of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, victims of police brutality in America.
Eventually, a number of musicians and producers got involved in the project, including Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow , Baauer, Zola Jesus, Just Blaze, Dan the Automator, Boots (who appears on RTJ2), The Alchemist, Prince Paul and Skywlkr . The campaign has now reached it’s goal, and is still receiving funding from the public, it’s now at $53,650.
The actual Run The Jewels album, RTJ2, is due out on 27th October. You can listen to RTJ2 track ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)’ (featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Zac De La Roca) below.