Born and raised in Compton, California. Edward Isaac Shawlee Tuli also known as “Tuli Ranks” began playing music at the young age of fifteen and by age eighteen Tuli had found great interest in reggae music. In 2011, while living in Ohio for a few months, he released his first song “Ghetto Tune.” Since then he has formed New Cat Posse with his younger brother and Digikal Youth with other musicians in Hawaii. Both groups have toured Hawaii and received local radio playtime. His inspiration comes from 1980’s dancehall/ digital/roots music. Tuli Ranks has collaborated with artist and sound systems around the world to include; Father Psalms from Hawaii, High Smile Hifi from Switzerland, SD Massive Sound System from California, and numerous others.
Tuli Rank’s goal in the reggae music scene is to encourage and inspire others the way he found guidance and inspiration through reggae music.