There's no better way to celebrate African Heritage Month than with the HAWTness known as Lenny Kravitz.
Let's open with one of my favorite songs evah.
CLICK HERE to watch the video for Are You Gonna Go My Way?
2 - Currently promoting his upcoming album Black and White America.
Eyes - Black
Hair - Black
Type - Athletic / Mid 40's
He works as a singer / musician / composer / music producer / actor / interior designer / clothing designer
3 - Rock god Lenny Kravitz grew up in the heart of New York City, then switched coasts at age ten when his mother starred on The Jeffersons. His father was film and television news producer Sy Kravitz. His mother was TV news reporter and actress Roxie Roker.
4 - Lenny's musical leanings began early. He learned to play the drums first, but soon moved on to acquire guitar, bass and keyboard.
5 - He's written and produced songs for other artists, including Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Madonna and French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis.
Next photo is straying into Not Safe For Work territory...
6 - Keeping in tip-top shape carries a price.
On one trip to the gym, Lenny was stopped by Miami police and held as a robbery suspect. This event occurred after his sixth album release and after he'd won four Grammys.
"They told me the assailant's description fit mine," Lenny said. "Green pants, white T-shirt, five o'clock shadow and an afro. I was cuffed and thrown against the car. They wouldn't let me go until the bank teller came and identified me.
And all the time they're f---ing with me, the guy who did it is getting away. Made off with $1,500. That's not to say I wouldn't rob a bank. And let me tell you, I would have gotten a lot more than $1,500 - believe me!" - 6stringheaven
7 - Lenny currently holds the record for most consecutive Grammy wins in a single category - which for him was Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, four years in a row (1999-2002.)
8 - Lenny runs Kravitz Design, which has a number of interiors to its credit, including private residences and commercial spaces.
"I had the regular kid room your mother makes for you with the nice shelves and everything is nice and matchy," Lenny said. "Then I got into putting lighting behind things. In my environments, lighting is always very important. It's either going to bring out what you've done, or it's going to ruin it.
I'll bump into women on the Upper East Side who might not know me for my music. But they know me for my style." - New York Times
9 - Lenny is an acknowledged style icon. Aside from his interior design work, Lenny is active in the fashion world, and had a twenty-outfit collaboration with Gucci designer Frida Giannini and his 2008 world tour. Lenny wore her designs for the duration of the tour, cross promoting music and fashion.
10 - Lenny has taken part in a few acting projects, most notably with his role as a male nurse in Precious.
CLICK HERE to watch the clip of Precious
11 - Lenny has a slight reputation as a bit of a ladies' man.
His daughter Zoe Kravitz is currently the only woman in his life - she currently has a role on Californication.
12 - The Lenny we know and love is the culmination of a rich mix of cultural heritages, including Russian Jewish ancestry, Bahamian descent and the Cherokee nation.
13 - You can catch Lenny this summer as the opening act for U2's west coast dates in June:
Seattle - June 4th
Oakland - June 7th
Anaheim - June 17th and 18th