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.
“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.
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!