Project has been funded by fans of the rap duo
Run The Jewels rapper El-P has taken to Instagram to share clips from the duo’s upcoming cat remix version of the album ‘RTJ2’.
The producer and MC – who in 2013 formed the group alongside Killer Mike – also revealed via Twitter that the project will feature internet sensation Lil Bub, a three-year-old cat known for her unique appearance. Lil Bub will now line up with a group of collaborators that includes Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Boots and Dan The Automator. Scroll down to listen to the clips.
Captioning one of the videos, El-P wrote,”oh my god what am I doing with my life”, later posting on Twitter his relief that the album’s proceeds are going to charity, “because meow the jewels is going to be the single silliest fuckin record ever recorded”.
Earlier this week, the 39-year-old New Yorker confirmed to NME that work on the project had begun after ‘Meow The Jewels’ met its Kickstarter funding target of £24,500 ($45,100) last year. “Meow The Jewels has just started production,” he said. “We were handling all of the charitable aspect and getting money to where we had to get it first, and we’ll be making an announcement about that soon.”
Run The Jewels will perform live at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. They will be joined on the bill by The Vaccines and Royal Blood. The show takes place at the O2 Academy Brixton, London, on February 18, with tickets available now.