The split between Tricky and Massive Attack is practically legendary. Although he was a full member in the albums Blue Lines and Protection, he didn't work with the band after that. Now the band is asking him to rejoin their effort in some way.
Tricky split from the group in the nineties over creative differences and went off on his own. He found a chanteuse in Martina Topley-Bird and went on to create the magnificent soundscapes in albums like Maxinquaye and Pre-Millenial Tension.
It's amazing how time changes things.
"Things have softened up. We saw Tricky a couple of weeks ago in Paris and it was quite an amicable meeting after five or six years," said Grant 'Daddy G' Marshall when speaking to BBC's 6Music.
"I did actually ask Tricky to come on board for this album and there's talk about him maybe coming on the next album," he said when speaking BBC 6 Music.