'Meow The Jewels' will be recorded if fans raise enough money online
Zola Jesus, Baauer and Geoff Barrow of Portishead are among producers who are ready to contribute to a cat version of Run The Jewels’ forthcoming second album.
As previously reported, Run The Jewels, aka rap duo Killer Mike and El-P, will release a version of their new album ‘RTJ2’ remixed only with cat sounds if fans raise £24,500 via the Meow The Jewels Kickstarter.
Since the Kickstarter campaign was announced, a number of high profile producers have announced their willingness to contribute, including Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. Also on the list of potential producers are Baauer, famed for his hit ‘Harlem Shake’, plus Zola Jesus, Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Skywlkr, Dan The Automator and Beyoncé collaborator Boots. All of the money raised will go to charity, including donations to the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
‘RTJ2’ will be released as a free download on October 27 but comes with a series of tongue-in-cheek financial targets and rewards, of which the cat remix album was one priced at $40,000 (£24,500) .
‘RTJ2’ is the second full-length to be released by rappers El-P and Killer Mike as Run The Jewels, the 11-track record features collaborations with Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha and Blink 182’s Travis Barker, among others. It is scheduled to be released October 28 on Nas’s imprint Mass Appeal.