Reggae | Tuff Like Iron

Irie Magazine | Reggae | Tuff Like Iron

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Tuff Like Iron

Urban Roots

Rebel from birth, Tuff like Iron is a fashion designer, turned musician from New York. As an undeniable firebrand, she is inspired by her Trinidadian heritage and a kaleidoscopic life lived between Kingston and Brooklyn. At the top of 2014 she released her Jah Ova Evil produced debut ‘1986 – EP’ and has since arrested the attention of roots reggae masses with the singles ‘I’m Talk-ing To You’, ‘Equal Rights’, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Mr. Babywrong’ featuring Zi-onites.

In February 2015, her eponymous ‘Tuff Like Iron’ single appeared on the Black Roots Riddim produced by Fyakin of Nyle Banks Music. The song is the artist’s own affirmation of her purpose in the musical jungle. It skillfully doubles as an anthem for all those determined to rise above adversity and seek a higher consciousness. Her upcoming single ‘Chair Gone Down’ is a lyrical call to arms against all forms of injustice and oppression. The track can be heard on the soon to be released ‘Be Still and Know’ double disc album produced by Conscious Riddims Records. The ‘Be Still and Know’ project will also feature roots heavyweights like Midnite, Ras Batch, Prezident Brown, Perfect Giddima-ni among others. For her electric, live performance style, Tuff Like Iron has been featured in the Sacramento Examiner. She has also been featured on the World A Reggae network.

She recently returned to California from Jamaica where she was working on live shows, recording new material with the Jah Ova Evil recording camp as well as filming videos for her ‘The Almighty One’ and ‘Tuff Like Iron’ singles. Summer 2015 tour dates for Tuff Like Iron in the US and Europe are soon to be announced. IRIE Magazine is blessed to present Tuff Like Iron, our featured reggae artist for the April 2015 issue (‘The 420 issue’), an issue dedicated to strengthening the marijuana and hemp legalization movement.

Irie Magazine caught up with Tuff Like Iron for this exclusive interview!

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