Run the Jewels’ Meow the Jewels Is Now Available for Free Download (Mixtape)
Last year, Run the Jewels’ highly-anticipated album, Run the Jewels 2, was leaked on the internet. Not ones to cry over spilt milk, the duo of Killer Mike & El-P embraced it as a sign of the times and took charge. Rather than try to back the train back into the station, they set it loose for free, confidently standing behind their product and trusting that once fans heard it, they would buy it. The album would go on to debut at #50 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Now, eleven months later, the two return with another freebie for their devoted fans, with the surprise release of their odd, but weirdly-engaging remix project of RTJ2.
When Meow the Jewels was announced, it sounded like a joke. Mike and El-P were rumored to be taking their aggressive and subversive album, which challenged the establishment at every bend and turn, and re-making it using cat sounds. When snippets from the project appeared in January, however, it became clear that, while tongue-in-cheek, the two were taking it quite seriously. Now, as the tracklist reveals, several fine beat makers did too. Just Blaze, Prince Paul, Alchemist, Dan the Automator, Massive Attack’s 3D and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow all got in on the action.
Download the entire album here and check out the full tracklist below.
1. Meowpurrdy ft. Lil Bub, Maceo, Delonte and Snoop Dogg (remixed by El-P)
2. Oh My Darling Don’t Meow (remixed by Just Blaze)
3. Pawfluffer Night (remixed by Zola Jesus)
4. Close Your Eyes and Meow to Fluff ft. Zack de la Rocha (remixed by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow)
5. All Meow Life (remixed by Nick Hook)
6. Lie, Cheat, Meow (remixed by Prince Paul)
7. Meowrly (remixed by Boots)
8. Paw Due Respect (remixed by Blood Diamonds)
9. 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)