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Originally posted by SpectreDC
I just want to mention, Portishead is Trip-hop. Trip-hop is when hip-hop first went to England but instead of black people or wiggers just copying it, gloomy suburban white folk took it and made it something original.
Trip hop gained notice via popular artists such as Massive Attack, Bonobo, Portishead, Tricky, Björk, Moloko, Thievery Corporation, Lamb, Sneaker Pimps, Faithless, Emilíana Torrini, Pati Yang, Amon Tobin, and rock-influenced sound groups such as Ruby, Bristol's band Ilya, California's DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, UNKLE, and the UK's Gorillaz, Howie B., Morcheeba, originating from Hythe in Kent, Londoners Glideascope, New York's Bowery Electric, and Seattle's Anomie Belle are also often associated with this sound. Massive Attack's debut album Blue Lines, is seen as the "blueprint" for the genre. Various American hip hop artists and albums have been influenced by trip hop. Examples include artists Cannibal Ox, Mos Def, DJ Two14, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and producers Dan The Automator and Madlib