What originally started out as a joke, is now a real thing that we can all listen to and enjoy: Yes, Killer Mike and El-P, aka Run the Jewels, have released Meow the Jewels - a "cat-centric" remix of their album RTJ2 featuring an all-star cast of producers.

When the duo announced the album, they also confirmed a number of elaborate pre-order packages such as the We Are Gordon Ramsay Package (where they would self-produce a new episode of Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay) and the Run the Jewels Retirement Package where they would retire from music and record only one song a year for you personally. Meow the Jewels was described as a remix version of RTJ2 primarily featuring cat sounds, and as someone really liked the idea, they decided to start a Kickstarter to raise the funding for the album. El-P agreed to do the album if it got funded and it did (with 12 days to spare!).

The album is available now for free featuring remixes from Just Blaze, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, Blood Diamonds, Boots, Zola Jesus, the Alchemist, Massive Attack's 3D and more. The album will also be available as a limited edition vinyl, with all of the profits going to charities that benefit victims of police brutality. In the linear notes, the pair wrote: "Run the Jewels would like to thank our friends, fans and fam who made this record possible. Together we have managed to do a little good using the stupidest method possible and for that we salute you."

  • 01. Meowpurrdy [ft. Lil Bub, Maceo, Delonte and Snoop Dogg] (remixed by El-P)
  • 02. Oh My Darling Don't Meow (remixed by Just Blaze)
  • 03. Pawfluffer Night (remixed by Zola Jesus)
  • 04. Close Your Eyes and Meow to Fluff [ft. Zack de la Rocha] (remixed by Portishead's Geoff Barrow)
  • 05. All Meow Life (remixed by Nick Hook)
  • 06. Lie, Cheat, Meow (remixed by Prince Paul)
  • 07. Meowrly (remixed by Boots)
  • 08. Paw Due Respect (remixed by Blood Diamonds)
  • 09. Snug Again [ft. Gangsta Boo] (remixed by Little Shalimar)
  • 10. Creown (remixed by the Alchemist)
  • 11. Angelsnuggler (remixed by Dan the Automator)
  • 12. Creown (bonus) (remixed by Massive Attack's 3D)