Run The Jewels & Just Blaze ‘Meow The Drums’ (Download)

Meow The Jewels was one of, if not the most bizarrely cool things to happen in hip hop this year. The meow remix of the album was crowdfunded and in collaboration with Just Blaze, who promised to release his drum kits from the early 2000s if it came to fruition. It did, and now here are said drum kits. Producers, have at it!

Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success. For the uninitiated, I promised to contribute a remix to the project if it was funded, and as an added bonus a good amount of the signature drums I used on many records in the early half of the 2000’s. Please note these are the raw, relatively unprocessed files straight out of my MPC (hence the delay in tracking them down and getting them to you guys). That said, in most cases, you’re not going to instantly press a pad and be like ‘OMG, IT’S THE SUCH AND SUCH SNARE!’ (though that will happen in a few cases). I used a lot of layering, compression, and EQ / Mix techniques to get these things to sound like the drums many of you knew and loved. Enjoy this starting point, and happy drumming! P.S. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to for much more!!

Download the drum kit album here.