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About Tricky

Tricky first appeared as an MC on Massive Attack's debut album Blue Lines. A founding member of the Bristol trip hop scene that also included Portishead, Tricky's powerful vocals on Blue Lines and one track from follow up Protection foretold his solo success.

His debut album Maxinquaye was released in 1995 and became an underground hit, with sales crossing over to the mainstream despite a lack of radio airplay. Tricky's rhymes coupled with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird's haunting melodies have led many to label the album a modern classic.

In 1996 Tricky released the collaboration album Nearly God, while Pre-Millenium Tension appeared towards the end of the same year. After a year spent mostly remixing artists, Tricky returned in 1998 with Angels With Dirty Faces, an album even darker in tone than his previous releases.

Next release Juxtapose was a more hip-hop influenced record, featuring performances from Muggs from Cypress Hill and DMX. Blowback was released in 2001 and hailed by many as a strong return to form.