â€œJay Electronica may or may not be a real person. He might be just an energy. He might be invisible. I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if heâ€™s just a spirit." -Mac Miller
During a recent, in-depth interview with Nahright.com, Mac Miller discussed the nature of his collaboration with Jay Electronica for the track 'Suplexes Inside Of Complexes & Duplexes' from his imminent "Watching Movies With The Sound Off" album. Apparently the elusive emcee barely submitted his verse on time.
“He sent me the verse two hours before I went in to master it. The album was done, and I was like, ‘Bro, the album is done. Tell me now if you’re gonna do this. No hard feelings if you can’t, I completely understand.’ He was like, ‘I promise you.’ And he would be sending me texts just randomly throughout the whole album process, like, ‘Don’t turn your album in without me.’ The whole time, we’d been talking about doing this record."
But, as we know, JE came through in the end. “It was dope because, I sent him a couple options. Three tracks. And the one that I produced, he picked that one, which is just a simple canvas. But it’s crazy. He was like, ‘I got you, I promise.’ Then, he sent me an email, with the lyrics he was about to spit. I was like, ‘This verse is about to be insane!’ It was very interesting, and artistically punctuated. The punctuation in the email was crazy. Next level. Then, he sent the verse [as I was] basically on my way to mastering. I got it just in time... It was the same thing with [Lil] Wayne on Macadelic, because Wayne fit the vibe of that project perfectly. And that’s kind of like Jay Electronica with this project.”
“The idea is that we’re all friends, so it’s not like, ‘This is for my album.’ We just make songs to make songs, and they end up on the album or not. But the most important thing is that we all have our different worlds that we live in as artists... The key is to not bring someone to your world, and not go to their world, but to combine both worlds and make something that doesn’t exist yet. That’s what a true collaboration is," he said.
That's all for now - listen to 'Suplexes Inside Of Complexes & Duplexes' below and read the full interview here.
Any early thoughts on "Watching Movies With The Sound Off"?
[Update: "Watching Movies With The Sound Of" Now Available For Streaming]
That is all - peep the tracklist below:
01. The Star Room
03. I’m Not Real (Feat. Vinny Radio & Earl Sweatshirt)
05. Bird Call
06. Matches (Feat. Ab-Soul)
07. I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time) (Feat. Niki Randa)
08. Objects In the Mirror
09. Red Dot Music (feat. Action Bronson)
10. Gees (Feat. ScHoolboy Q)
11. Watching Movies
12. Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes (Feat. Jay Electronica)
14. Someone Like You
18. O.K. (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)