The internet really loves cats. Like, really, really fucking loves cats. So, someone has started a Kickstarter project to raise enough money to pay for one of the Run The Jewels II “Bonu$ Package” options offered by Killer Mike and El-P in an email sent to everyone who downloaded the first album. You can see details of the Meow The Jewels Package below:
Even for a cat lover, this seems to be pretty extreme. But honestly, this isn’t the worst idea ever. In fact, there’d be something pretty satisfying about hearing Killer Mike meow his verses from “BlockBuster Night Part 1.” The best thing is that El-P caught wind of this and has been in touch with the person who created the Kickstarter. As you can see from his tweets (click through the gallery above to see them), El-P has turned this into a charity project, and will donate the money, “somewhere that will directly benefit the families of Eric Garner and Mike Brown.”
From the Kickstarter:
I really want my two favorite artists, Killer Mike and El-P, to remix “Run The Jewels 2” with all cat sounds for the music. #MTJ
Killer Mike and El-P are releasing the highly anticipated “Run The Jewels 2” on October 28 2014.They have offered The Meow The Jewels Package for $40,000. Run The Jewels will re-record RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds for music. You are free to profit from this album in any way you see fit up to 100k in net global profit or 3 years (whichever comes first).CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
$40000-for Mike and El $2050-for Kickstarter Fees $2050-for Amazon fees $1000-for rewards/shipping
Oh and P.S. if this happens and we end up making 100k off of the project (who knows maybe 10,000 people will buy “MTJ” for 10 bucks each), A LARGE PORTION OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO POLICE BRUTALITY THIS YEAR AND A SMALLER PORTION WILL GOTO HELP NEGLECTED ANIMALS.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go and donate to the damn thing so we can hear Run The Jewels 2 meowed and give money to a good cause.
Check out the Kickstarter here.
UPDATE 09/22/14: The Meow the Jewels Kickstarter has now had over $10, 000 pledged by over 650 backers. You can pledge to donate here.