Killer Mike and El-P want $40,000 to create 'Meow The Jewels'
Run The Jewels, aka rap duo Killer Mike and El-P, have confirmed that they will release a version of their new album remixed only with cat sounds.
The release will go ahead if enough money is raised via the Meow The Jewels Kickstarter, which was set up by a fan after Run The Jewels announced details of forthcoming new album ‘RTJ2’.
‘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) . Additionally, for $75,000 (£46,000) you can buy the ‘I’m On The List, Asshole’ package, which gets fans guestlist access to 10 Run The Jewels gigs. “We will pretend to like you and will introduce you to our friends as our ‘friend'”, reads the statement. “Run The Jewels requires a half an hour before stage time to not have to deal with you and your fucking yammering in order to do our pre show stretches, vocal warm ups and crying.”
Other packages include the duo offering to house-sit for fans, turn up to a school for show-and-tell or starting a private detective agency. For $10m (£6.1 million), both artists will “retire from music, making only one song a year for you personally.”
One fan is determined to get ‘Meow The Jewels’ off the ground and El-P has committed to making the album if the money is raised.
However, as outlined in their initial album release statement, Run The Jewels “reserves the right to take your money and not fulfill any of its obligations as outlined in any package priced at 35k or more.”
‘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.