The Roc Nation MC ultimately ended up on Mac's tongue-twisting "Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes," though originally he had envisioned Jay Elec on "Eggs Aisle," a song that now appears on Miller's new Live From Space LP.
"'Eggs Aisle' is a beat that [producer E-Dan] sent over and I loved it off top, made the song real quickly," Mac told MTV News when we caught up with him at his home studio in Studio City, California. "Initially I was gonna get Jay Electronica on that record."
Sonically, "Eggs Aisle," which is a play on the word exile, didn't offer enough variety to fit on Watching Movies, so Mac pulled a switch-up. "I think what happened was 'Someone Like You' and 'Eggs Aisle' had a similar soundscape to them. They had similar synths in there, so it was one or the another for us when we were cutting tracks," he said.
Now the ambient-sounding "Eggs Aisle" is one of the five studio tracks that appear on Live From Space. Jay doesn't appear on the released version of the song, but Mac is quite happy with the way things turned out. When faced with a choice, Electronica chose to rap on the Mac Miller-producer "Suplexes," rather than the track which was made by Mac's production mentor E-Dan.
"When I sent him 'Suplexes' he was like, 'This is the one,' which was dope to me because it was a sensei/grasshopper moment when Jay Electronica picks my beat over E.Dan's," Mac bragged while laughing. "So ['Eggs Aisle'] got pushed to the side, but something like this is great to get it's life back."