Mac Miller Jazzes Up 'The Star Room/Killin' Time' - Song Premiere

Rapper releases live cut from this summer's Space Migration Tour

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This summer, Mac Miller embarked on his Space Migration Tour with several friends and collaborators, including Earl Sweatshirt and Chance the Rapper. For the first time, he also performed with a band, the funk duo The Internet. "It was the most meaningful tour I've ever done," he tells Rolling Stone. "My dream has been to play with a band. We took the songs and recreated how they worked."

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The Pittsburgh-bred rapper captures these road adventures on his debut live album, Live From Space, out December 17th. It serves as the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed second album, Watching Movies With the Sound Off, released this past summer. In addition to showcasing the MC's versatility onstage, the live LP also features five previously-unreleased studio cuts with guest spots from rapper Future and bass wizard Thundercat.

Miller says performing with a band on the road allowed him to transform his songs in ways he never imagined. "The greatest part about playing with the band is it takes super-chill songs and makes them a little bit more upbeat," he says, citing "The Star Room/Killin' Time" — two tracks from Watching Movies performed in succession live, and given a jazzy swagger. Adds Miller of the track: "It starts super chilled-out, and as my voice gets more energy, the band follows. I love that!"

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