Ten Strings by Tuff Lion (I Grade Records, 2008)
I Grade Records presents “Ten Strings: Instrumental Itations from Tuff Lion and I Grade.” The concept for this unique album was developed by Tuff Lion and I Grade producer Tippy I during their years of working together in the studio and on the road. The vision is to allow the lead guitar the opportunity to “ride the riddim” as a vocalist would; to tell a story – a story as passionate and intense as any lyric. 14 classic I Grade riddims spanning the entire catalog were carefully selected and added with 4 brand new riddims to provide the musical bed for Tuff Lion’s improvisational melodic conversation using his 10 fingers (strings). The result is a musical masterpiece that is perfect for meditation, for inspiration, for relaxation, for working, for driving, for staying inspired and productive while letting ones own thoughts run free.