Having previously been unsuccessful, in his attempts to break into the Lucrative american market, teamed up with "Cypress Hill's"..."D.j. Muggs" (with the help of rapper "DMX's" producer "Grease"), to create a "Hip-hop" themed version of his Distinctive style of Brooding Electronica he's so famous for. Right off the bat...the down right Breathtaking "For Real" (a Scathing look at wannabe gangsters how watch "Too many gangster films", & people obsessed with "Record deals")...Tricky growlingly snarls "How Do you expect to become a Crime Family???...Your Profile's too Big!!!". This track stands out for being easily as good (if not better than any individual track Tricky has produced), and yet that isn't the whole of this consistently bleak album as "Contradictive" sees Tricky move into altogether more accessible songs with a male Vocal supplanting this kind of track that is usually reserved for his female vocalists, and against all the odds, ends up being some of Tricky's most distinguished work. But regardless of the praise heaped by me on this album, those new to Tricky (or only possessing one album) should probably steer clear...because as with "Angels with Dirty Faces" this is a tough, Difficult and initially unrewarding listen. But those that have most of Tricky's catalogue of Albums, will be entering into this with their eyes open, and expect the dramatic shifts from Downtempo, Trip-hop, Rap, Alternative Rock....and for these people, it'll take a while....but the brilliance of this album will unearth under (admittedly a fair few) listens.