Lenny Kravitz inspired us with his last musical release, the “Black and White America” album. Now welcome the DJ mixtape version, now available for download.

Words: Aimstar
Image: Courtesy of Lenny Kravitz

Just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr day in America, Lenny Kravitz releases the DJ mixtape to his corresponding 9th studio album dubbed Black and White America. While the 20-track album served as the deluxe version to the inspiring body of work, the “double-sided” mixtape is set as a one-tracked, multi-song downloadable podcast. The BAWA mixtape, like the album, showcases Lenny’s eclectic taste for infusion of his usual elements— Rock, Folk, Soul, Reggae Funk and everything in between— except it’s remixed by producers including RedTop, Count De Money, Angelo Pepe Skordos and Craig C.

For those who haven’t heard the album, think throwback to Lenny’s Let Love Rule meets the feel of Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More. BAWA is classic hippie material for a new generation of heads just getting hip to hybrid music. Lyrically, Lenny does a great job taking cue from his own personal history of being multi-racial to face race relations head on, while lacing those whose rivers are running dry with melodic pep talks. “Sunflower” featuring Drake appears on both the LP and the mixtape, as does “Boongie Drop” featuring Jay Z and DJ Military. Groovy overall, STARK faves include the remixed versions of “In the Black”, “Rock Star City Life” and “Superlove”.

Support Lenny Kravitz on his upcoming tour dates in the States:

January 27 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
January 28 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
January 30 Detroit, MI Fillmore
January 31 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
February 7 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
February 10 Denver, CO Buell Theatre
February 12 Phoenix, AZ Comercia
February 14 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
February 16 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
February 19 Las Vegas, NV MGM Las Vegas
February 22 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
February 23 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage
February 25 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore

Listen and download Lenny Kravitz’s Black and White America mixtape on Giant Step’s site, HERE.

Follow Lenny Kravitz on Twitter, @Lenny Kravitz

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