Last Lap: Wednesday’s Odds And Ends In Music News


Two Tracks From Black and White America Leak
The Lenny Kravitz tracks “Boongie Drop” and “Sunflower” likely hit the web early because they feature Jay-Z and Drake, respectively. Black and White America will be released August 30. [Billboard]

Will Smith Comeback Album May Be In The Works
Producer La Mar “Mars” Edwards tells XXL that he’s working not only on a Will Smith album, but also with T.I. and with Ashanti. [XXL]

KISS Added To Bill Of Michael Jackson Tribute Show On Monday…Then Removed On Tuesday
The “Michael Forever” event came under fire for booking Kiss in the face of comments Gene Simmons had made about the molestation allegations against Michael Jackson. Who would have thought that something Gene Simmons said would get him in trouble? [MTV News]

Long Read Of The Day: Choose Your Own Adventure Edition
Looking for a wonky piece about nostalgia, technology, snobbery, and indie rock? Check out the William Bowers thinkpiece at Pitchfork. Looking for some great new indie rock that sounds a lot like disco? Former VH1 staffer Rich Juzwiak has you covered at MTVHive. Not actually looking for a long read? Then check out the new Turquoise Jeep video “Happy Sexgiving” (via Sound of the City).

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