Lenny Kravitz: Are you gonna go his way?
Lenny Kravitz: Are you gonna go his way?

Lenny Kravitz at the Fillmore Miami Beach February 25

Lenny Kravitz is an artist who's been erroneously dismissed over the course of his career as merely a retro-mining musician whose greatest attribute is mimicking the best moments of music's past.

But like Prince, one of his obvious influences from the beginning, Kravitz has proven to be a singular talent, a multi-instrumentalist with a knack for absorbing a myriad of influences, from funk to soul to classic rock, and then presenting them in a vibrant way that feels instantly familiar without seeming hackneyed.

His inherent musicality is also often overshadowed by his songwriting. Black and White America, his latest effort, is a turbo-charged, funk-steeped juggernaut of some of his sharpest songs to date.

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