El Karnwie-Tuah has been a part of the Twin Cities hip-hop scene since 2005 and in more recent years has been sharing stages and collaborating with Duluth artists. Formerly known as EL.i.BE, Karnwie-Tuah took the stage name Tarli at the start of 2022. The name pays homage to his Liberian roots, originating from his mother’s tribe. It means “successful journey.” At the 2018 Homegrown, Karnwie-Tuah performed “Video Shame” with Willie Diction, C-Silence and MidiEvil, and took MVP honors at the kickball game. At this year’s Homegrown, Graydon Francis, iamKaye and MidiEvil will join him on stage. A new song called “Heaven Sent” will be part of the set.


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