Adrian Thaws, better known as Tricky, got his start with the Wild Bunch, the rap group that became Massive Attack and pioneered the popular trip-hop scene in early 90's Bristol, England. By 1995, Tricky was striking out on his own, beginning a raspy-voiced solo career that would bring him fame, critical praise, and requests to work with admiring artists. By the end of the millennium, it would seem that Tricky's creativity and relevance had sputtered out prematurely. In 2008, however, he bounced back with Knowle West Boy (2008 Domino), a definite return to form that made critics and fans take note once again.
Though never considered an official member of Massive Attack, Tricky appeared on many of their tracks, giving certain songs extra... Read More