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Lenny Kravitz Recruits Jay-Z, Drake for New Album

Lenny Kravitz Recruits Jay-Z, Drake for New Album

Singer-songwriter delves into hip hop for forthcoming album Black and White America.

Published August 2, 2011

Lenny Kravitz is digging deep into his creative side for his forthcoming album Black and White America. According to Billboard, the singer-songwriter is letting the music move him through the process and has even recruited Jay-Z for a song called "Boongie Drop" and Drake for "Sunflower" which Kravitz co-wrote with Swizz Beatz for the eclectic project.

"I only go where the music takes me, so if I hear it in the track, I'll do it," says Kravitz. "I won't do something for the sale of 'Well, this is hip now.' When I wrote 'Boongie Drop' I heard a rap in the middle, and I immediately heard Jay's voice and we had collaborated twice before, so I called him and when I went to New York I put him on the track. And then I got on the phone with Drake for ('Sunflower') before he had even heard the track and he said, 'Yeah, I'll do it. I'm a a fan and I love your work and I would love to be on it.' So that was cool."

The album is slated for release August 30.

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Written by Brooklyne Gipson

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