Watch a Mini-Documentary on Run The Jewels’ ‘Meow The Jewels’ Project
Nearly a year after the Meow The Jewels phenomenon started, the project came to fruition in September and was released directly via RTJ's website. The crowdfunded release raised over $65,000 with a majority of the money donated to the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Jr. Mass Appeal produced a short "paw-cumentary" about the timeline of Meow The Jewels that features El-P and Killer Mike discussing the absurdity of the music but also how grateful they are for the support of the fans. Check it out above.
Mike and El-P released a statement through their Kickstarter page:
We are thrilled to announce that our donation to the families of Michael Brown, Jr and Eric Garner is now official. This took a bit of time but we were ultimately able to speak directly with both families so that we could ensure the money went exactly where they wanted it to. Thank you to the people at GOOD Magazine, Black Lives Matter, Erica Garner, Damon Turner and Benjamin Crump for helping us through the process. Both families are extremely thankful for your contributions. For us, this is the essential function of MTJ. Together we have pooled our resources and did something kind for people in need. We can't thank all the donors/Kickstarter funders enough for making that happen.
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