Killer Mike and El-P's collaborative album Run the Jewels was one of the most critically-acclaimed rap releases of 2013. Their highly-anticipated follow up, Run the Jewels 2, is set to drop later this month. And it looks like there's going to be more music from the two rappers, too.
Well, not exactly music. More like cat sounds. Exactly like that, actually.
Meow the Jewels, as its known, started as a joke. But now it's becoming a reality.
"I was sitting at a table and I was just joking around and I just decided, on the spur of the moment, to come up with a bunch of obviously completely ridiculous and joke pre-order options, one of which was, that for $40,000, we will remix the record using nothing but cat sounds and call it Meow the Jewels," El-P told Entertainment Weekly last week.
From there, fans decided to start a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money and make the peculiar dream a reality -- and accomplished that goal on Wednesday (October 15).
"WE DID IT, YOU CRAZY MOTHERF--KERS," El-P wrote on Instagram.
The two MCs aren't just pocketing the cash, though. They're putting it towards good causes.
"I intend to put all the money. Every dime. I’m not going to pocket anything," he added. "That was the only way that I would be involved in it. I don’t know exactly how to do that, but we’re working on it. My intention is to get it equally into the hands of, or to benefit, the families of Eric Garner and Mike Brown."
A number of producers, including Just Blaze, Alchemist and Baauer have signed on to work on the one-of-a-kind project.
This should be interesting.