''It's All Music, You Know?''
1:00PM ET June 28th, 2011
Contributor : Erica Moore
A Rocky Williform Company
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is hard at work on his next album. Black and White America is Kravitz's first album since 2008's commercially-disappointing It Is Time For A Love Revolution, and Lenny has recruited hip hop superstars like Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz and Drake to assist with the project.
“It's all music, you know?" he said. "I only go where the music takes me, so if I hear it in the track, I'll do it. I won't do something for the sake 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 fan and I love your work and I would love to be on it,'" Kravitz added. "So that was cool.”
Black and White America is due to be released August 30th.