￼ABOUT THIS TUFFNESS
Born Kendra Scanlon, 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 Talking To You’, ‘Equal Rights’, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Mr. Babywrong’ featuring Zionites.
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 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 Giddimani among others.
For her electric live performance style, Tuff Like Iron has been featured in the Sacramento Examiner. She has also featured on the World A Reggae network. This year, the urban-roots artist is set to appear on the cover of California based Irie Mag for its April 2015 issue (“The 420 issue”), dedicated to artists who have been helping to strengthen the marijuana legalization movement.
She is currently in Jamaica 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’ single. Summer 2015 tour dates for Tuff Like Iron in the US and Europe are soon to be announced.