Tall Rich was born in the East of Jamaica, in December 1969. In Jamaica he attended Morant Bay School. Tall Rich always has music around him growing up, as his grandmother was a person who sang at wakes. Another strong influence came from his Uncle, who is known in the music industry as Uplifter.  Uplifter was a powerful & inspiring singer who through his Rastafarian culture spread his knowledge and teachings of Rastafari Livity through his music. He grew up around singers like Everton Blender, Sluggie Ranks, Trevor Sparks, Frankie Paul and Chuck Fender. He had performed live stage performances with artistes like Beres Hammond and Judy Mowatt.

He moved to Europe in hope of better prospects for his music career and found himself settling in the UK and continuing to write his own material. Since being in the UK he has worked in several studios and been involved in numerous live performances & recordings.