This loose UK collective, formed by rapper 3D (Robert Del Naja, 21 January 1966, England), Daddy G (b. Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (b. Andrew Vowles, Knowle West, Bristol, England), emerged from Bristols experimental music scene. The trio spent several years working on various mobile sound systems, as well as releasing records as part of the Wild Bunch (Fucking Me Up, Tearing Down The Avenue). Nellee Hooper, a former member of the Wild Bunch, left to work with Soul II Soul and subsequently became one of the leading producers and remixers of the 90s. Another original member, Milo Johnson, began work in Japan. Liaisons with Neneh Cherry eventually led to a meeting with Cameron McVey, who produced Massive Attacks 1991 debut. The resultant Blue Lines boasted three hit singles; Daydreaming, Unfinished Sympathy (which featured an orchestral score) and Safe From Harm. The blend of rap, deep reggae...
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