Tricky To Release Autobiography

Trip-hopper's first book will include poetry, lyrics and art.

Trip-hop pioneer Tricky has finished writing an autobiography that will be released later this year.

"All I Hear Is Words," Tricky's first book, includes poetry, lyrics and artwork written and drawn during the wordsmith's decade-long musical career.

A spokesperson for Epitaph, Tricky's new record label, said the book would be packaged with a CD that may include new music. The release date of the book has not been confirmed.

Bristol, England-bred Tricky (born Adrian Thaws), an original member of Massive Attack, launched his solo career with several singles before the release of 1995's Maxinquaye, a classic trip-hop album featuring "Overcome" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Black Steel."

In 1998, Tricky contributed a poem to "The Fire People," a collection of black British poetry.

A new Tricky EP is expected in June, followed by a full-length album in the fall, his spokesperson said.