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Tricky is a Bristol born rapper and musician important in the trip hop and British music scene (despite loathing the "trip hop" tag). Tricky was a member of the influential 80's Bristol art collective The Wild Bunch[?] and contributed to the first two albums of Massive Attack.

He stopped collaboration with Massive Attack to release his debut album Maxinquaye[?]. The album was a massive success and Tricky was catapulted to international fame, something he was notably uncomfortable with.

Tricky failed to complete a number of lyrics for the Massive Attack album Protection[?] and gave the band some of the lyrics he had written for Maxinquaye instead. Different versions of the same song appear on both albums although only the Massive Attack versions were released as singles.

Tricky sometimes records under the alias "Tricky Kid." As of 2003, he resided in New York.


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