Tricky Would Not Work With Damon Albarn Again

...and he wouldn't shake Barack Obama's hand

One of British music's most elusive figures, Tricky remains an unpredictable force.

The Bristol rapper's hushed, husky tones are unmistakable, shrouding his every utterance in a veil of mystery.

Sitting down with FACT recently, Tricky decided to set the record straight. Famously, the rapper attempted to collaborate with Damon Albarn during sessions for 1996 album 'Nearly God' – but then dumped the results.

"I wouldn't work with Damon Albarn again," he said. "We were walking through Leeds and we were in this fucked up area and I looked around and I said 'these kids got nothing', and he said to me 'they've got us' and I just thought 'these kids are going in and out of jail they ain't go no money, how are we, especially, you… maybe you could say that about me, but I haven't got that arrogance to say… these kids they've got nothing, they're out hustling, but they got me' – I wouldn't be that arrogant."

However it's not only the Blur frontman who attracts Tricky's ire. Elsewhere in the interview, the rapper states "I don't really give a fuck about Massive Attack" before slating the relationship between music and politics.

"Now you've got Bono hanging out with the Pope and Obama. As a musician to hang out with a politician, I think it's disgusting. David Cameron? Obama? I wouldn't shake their hand for £1,000,000."

Check out the interview HERE.

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