Women in Music 2016

Run the Jewels Release 'Meowrly,' First Track Off 'Meow the Jewels' Cat Remix Album: Listen

Ramona Rosales
El-P and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels on August 3rd, 2014 in Grant Park, Chicago photographed by Ramona Rosales.

Meow the Jewels started as a joke but it's really happening and El-P and Killer Mike have released the first taste of the cat-remixed album. 

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"Meowrly" adds purrs and meows aplenty to the BOOTS-produced Run The Jewels 2 track "Early," but without going overboard. 

Meow the Jewels was originally listed as a ludicrous pre-order package in support of the Run the Jewels 2's October release, listed at the price of $40,000 to get the album composed with cat sounds. With thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, that money was raised and then some to make it happen. 

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Listen to "Meowrly" here with the original version below. And stay tuned for more Meow the Jewels to come -- there's going to be a full album of this stuff!