You can’t talk about brilliant, transcendent Mens style without referencing Lenny Kravitz. The legendary artist has moved people with his infectious songs for almost 20 years and is just as famous for his groundbreaking, fearless fashion.

He covers Uptown Magazine’s August/September 2011 Style issue in a dripping wet shirt unbuttoned just enough to show off his rock-hard abs.

In the article, Kravitz speaks on his biracial background and how it contributed to the cultivation of his unique sound. “I was the kid they knew was different. They knew who my parents were
 and would call them Mr. Day and Mrs. Night, or they’d call me zebra,” he said. “I didn’t stick 
to one group, and I ended up listening to all kinds of music.”

His friend, Jill Jones said: “Lenny would move easily through all the groups. There were black kids who hung together in the cafeteria, the geeks, the Asians, surfers, the rocker kids. He
 hung with all of them.”

His new album, “Black and White America” explores that phenomenon with a mashup of genres and sounds.

Visit uptownmagazine.com and pick up the new issue of Uptown Magazine for more with Lenny Kravitz.

Check out more pics from the spread below:

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