Run The Jewels & Just Blaze Present ‘Meow The Drums’

blame it on Meka November 17, 2015

The gifts just keep on coming from El-P and Killer Mike.

As everyone knows, Run The Jewels, with the help of a KickStarter campaign and some freelance felines, turned their critically-acclaimed 2014 album (which, in my opinion, we should riot if it doesn’t garner any Grammy nods in 2016) into what is now known as Meow The Jewels. As a part of that kooky crusade, Just Blaze vowed that if this project came to fruition he would release – for free! – his drum kit samples from the early 2000s.

Well, true to his word Justin has dropped his kit, a jewel-encrusted (no pun intended) massive collection featuring over 200 samples for everyone who aspire to recreate “Flipside,” “Roc The Mic” or “What We Do” in their bedrooms. Just Blaze also left the following message as well:

“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!!”

Grab all the goodies here.