Tricky is a very important protagonist of trip hop. He began producing trip hop after working on two albums with the trip hop group Massive Attack.
In 1995 he released his first solo album Maxinquaye that can not be compared to any style of music. The album was nominated by Mercury and NME magazine as the album of the year.
Later, he began to experiment with reggae, rock and hip hop. The album Vulnerable directed more towards rock than trip-hop.