Published Sep 17, 2014Run the Jewels have unveiled some rather ridiculous pre-order packages for their new album RTJ2, and this includes the "Meow the Jewels Album Package." With a price tag of $40,000, this package offers a re-recorded version of RTJ2 made entirely with cat sounds. Now, some fans have launched a Kickstarter campaign to make this a reality.
The campaign aims to raise $45,100 (which includes the $40,000 plus Kickstarter and Amazon fees). As of press time, it has raised more that $2,100, and it's got until October 28 to reach its goal.
But wait, it gets better: Run the Jewels member El-P tweeted a link to the campaign and promised that, if the financial goal is released, he will indeed remake RTJ2 using entirely cat sounds. He added that the money raised will go to charity.
someone made a kickstarter to fund the "MEOW THE JEWELS PACKAGE". if this gets funded i will make this album.https://t.co/6tvzp2Z3rF— el-p (@therealelp) September 17, 2014
by the way if meow the jewels gets funded i will donate all money to charity. true story.— el-p (@therealelp) September 17, 2014
Those who want to see Meow the Jewels become a reality must donate at least $10 in exchange for their digital copy of the album. If you're looking for a way to combine your love of hip-hop and Jingle Cats, it doesn't get any better than this.
RTJ2 drops on October 28. With any luck, Meow the Jewels will follow close behind.
See the Kickstarter campaign here, and check out all the duo's crazy pre-order packages here. All packages over $35,000 come with the stipulation that "Run the Jewels reserves the right to take your money and not fulfill any of its obligations."
Read our cover story on Run the Jewels here.