Thanks to the collective effort and spare change of 2,070 people, the Jingle Cats dream will never die, simply change form. Called Meow The Jewels, the project is a remix of Killer Mike and El-P’s Run The Jewels 2 produced entirely with cat sounds. The idea originated with a Kickstarter campaign started by one enterprising fan with this mission statement: “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.”
Probably thinking that there was no way anybody could raise $45,100 for an album of cat sounds, El-P and Killer Mike agreed to actually make the album if the funding goal was met. Well, that goal has been met—and then some—with 12 days left to go on the campaign, teaching all involved to never underestimate what kind of crazy shit people will throw money at on Kickstarter:
Honestly, though, with artists like Zola Jesus, Just Blaze, Baauer, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, the Alchemist, Boots, and Dan the Automator all on board to produce cat-centric tracks, Meow The Jewels could turn out to be the a seminal album in the new, thoroughly postmodern genre of catcore. Profits from Meow The Jewels will be donated to charity.