Tim Wallis has been a recording artist since 2006 but has been honing his craft since the late 1980s. After releasing some early tracks for Rhyme Torrents compilations under the name boumtje, Wallis proceeded to form a group with himself and two alter-egos called Down Underdogs. Tracks such as "Nerf Herders" and "Heavy Flow Day" were well received by nerds and hiphop heads alike, but Wallis tired of playing multiple characters and decided to take things a little more seriously under a new stage name: The Ranger.
Dozens of guest appearances and random singles followed but it was his work with The 8 Bit Boys that introduced him to a much larger audience, joining Entity, ytcracker and T.Y.T. to create the 2008 album "8 Bit Diagrams". Before the 8 Bit Boys album had even been completed, Wallis and T.Y.T formed a second group, Heightened Titans, with Whoremoans and Pelicaine. Their self-titled album was released in late 2008.
It took until 2009 for The Ranger to release his debut solo album, "The Cook Up", which was essentially a compilation of various singles, guest appearances and unreleased material from the preceding two years. It was followed soon after by the "Evolution" EP which is The Ranger's most personal work to date, featuring tracks about his relationships, marriage break up, his children and his desire to be a better person and father. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.