Kravitz's Mama Said album is like a radio friendly version of that second D'Arby record. It's interesting that D'Arby was nowhere to be seen around 1991, just as Kravitz scored a billboard hit song with "It Ain't Over 'Till it's Over".Neither Fish Nor Flesh came out the same year as Let Love Rule, Lenny dropped the previous month if Wikipedia is correct.
Listening to NFNF right now and truth be told, a lot of this sounds like Around the World in a Day and some other miscellaneous rock music I listened to growing up.
This wasn't a good follow up if he was supposed to keep playing to the black audience until the official crossover, listening to this as someone who listened to a lot of rock music growing up, I can see how Lenny slid into TTD's lane.
He was definitely going through a crisis on this one.
First four tracks of NFNF compared to the rest of the album are a dead giveaway.
Lenny had inside connections that ensured his success.
I recall an interview from a few years ago where D'Arby claimed Michael Jackson had him blacklisted from the industry out of jealousy/fear of the new guy being called the "next MJ".
Jackson did re-sign his contract at the time and put out the Dangerous album as the first under his new deal. That also came out in 1991. But who knows