Rapper Adrian Thaws, or Tricky as he is more commonly known, played a significant role in the growth of the British trip-hop scene. His unique style of rap involves half-whispered vocals that lie somewhere between singing and spoken word. With his penchant for fusing rock and hip hop he is also seen as playing a significant part in building bridges between white and black communities in Britain. As well as working on his own material he has performed with Massive Attack and played a role in the 1997 film Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. He has also collaborated with artists including Bjork, Alanis Morrissette, Cyndi Lauper, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Martina Topley-Bird and Alison Goldfrapp (of Goldfrapp). On top of all this he has also established his own record label Durban Poison. The artist is now touring with his album Mixed Race.