Q: What have you been up to lately?
A: I always try to maintain a busy schedule. The most that anyone can do, is become comfortable with themselves. And when you’re comfortable where you are, you subject yourself to not growing and possibly being all that you can be, at that moment. I try to keep busy and do as many things to keep my brand known. I try to make a lot of appearances in the summer. I plan on doing more Quiet Storm – live shows for this year. We took a break during the last few years, but we are coming back strong.
During the month of August, I will be bringing back my 10th annual family day event. It‘s called … “The Lenny Green – 10th Annual Family Day Event.” Because it’s the 10th year, we are going to make it even bigger than before. I am waiting confirmation for some new and old artists to appear. The Lenny Green’s Annual Event, is an event for students to receive back to school supplies. Students from kindergarten to students – who are preparing to go to college, and college graduates. We take the students on a tour to 10 or more black historical colleges or universities, which are based around the country. They get to go to different colleges and experience college life before they actually attend college. We also want to influence, the future graduates of college, to continue their education. “The Lenny Green 10th Annual Family Day Event” will take place
on August 3rd, 2014 , at Bryant King Park, Bedstuy Brooklyn, This event was created by me,. I grew up in Brooklyn. I know how hard it is for some kids to make something of themselves. I didn’t want to see the typical statistics of our children, getting involved in the wrong things. Kids actually have something to look forward to during the summertime. Each summer I am bringing positive structure to them. I wanted to show Brooklyn, I have no problem giving back to the community.
Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. I also lived in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY for a few years of my life. I finally wound up in East New York, Brooklyn where I attended Catholic school. I went to High school in lower Manhattan (SOHO), where I attended an All Boys High school for four years. I then graduated and began attending college.
When did you start Radio? I started radio in college, by accident. I had no intentions of being on radio. My primary love was singing. I thought under Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson, there was going to be Lenny Green. But GOD changed my game plans. Now were doing radio. I’m glad GOD changed my mind, soul and the ability to do radio shows. Once I got bitten by the radio bug in college, it was all over for the singing. I have no regrets. I love it. I love radio.
Many people know you from 107.5, The Quiet Storm. Well, now they do. I was originally with 98.7 Kiss, Kissing after Dark. The many followers from 98.7, Kissing After Dark and many more, are listening to me on 107.5 WBLS, “The Quiet Storm.” They know where I’m working at now.
Lenny then told me… I’m working on a book. I’m also trying to expand my brand and get into movies. I’m actually going to do a cameo in a movie for our mutual friend Tony Munroe! It will be coming soon, to a theatre near you.
Lenny then stated… I’ve always been a family orientated type of guy. One of my goals last year, was to do my families first annual family reunion. I feel, it’s very important for families to come together and share special moments. Everyone has a busy lifestyle these days . The family get so disconnected over the years. I want them to slow down for at least one to two days and come together to share life experiences. I want everyone to understand and know what a matriarch is. I want them to know – whose the matriarch of our family. Right now it’s my mother. She is the eldest of the family. My mom is 88 years old! She is very blessed and I am so blessed to have her. My mom is my inspiration in life. I love my mother. She is my hero. My mom showed me what it means to be strong. What it means to be determined. What it means to be important in other people lives. Although I never knew my birth father, I do know my heavenly father… GOD! He is my father. I realized where my blessings came from. I didn’t know it earlier in life. But I’m clear and I understand where I am right now. Thank you GOD. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.
Aside from that, I’m looking for Mrs. Lenny Green. I haven’t found her yet. I’m still in the forest looking for her. I’m looking for the ideal lady, so I can have my Michelle Obama, like my President Obama.
Ladies….You heard right. Lenny Green is looking for Mrs. Green. Maybe, it could be you.