Just Blaze has made his drum kits from 2001 to 2005 available for free download via Meow the Drums.

The producer promised that he would do so if Run the Jewels released its Meow the Jewels project, a remix of Run the Jewels 2 featuring cats. The album was funded through crowd sourcing.

“Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success,” Just Blaze says per Pitchfork. “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 Splice.com for much more!!”

Between 2001 and 2005, Just Blaze produced “December 4th” for Jay Z, “Breathe” for Fabolous and “Oh Boy” for Cam’ron, among other tracks.

Download Meow the Drums here.

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