Retro Rewind: The Rise Of Patra

Published: Saturday 2nd Feb 2019 by David

My property is my property.

Here at TGJ, we’re keen to celebrate art and artists from all walks of creative life.

Today, we’re using this edition of Retro Rewind to honour the Jamaican superstar Patra, her often overlooked influence on the likes of Rihanna & Ciara, friendship with Tupac, and the innovative videos and performances she created to fly the flag for black music on a global tip in the 90s.

Ready to take a journey into the stylised’s performer’s creative and colourful past?

Follow the ‘Scent of Attraction’ below…


Any Patra memories of your own?


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  1. Yawn February 2, 2019

    Whooooo? ?

    • Mbeachdude February 2, 2019

      Heheheh…shady! You must be young buck! Lol

      • Preachhhhh February 2, 2019

        She’s a satanist just like the rest of them! The illuminati control the music industry most of these are goat face Lucifer followers sell their soul for fame and money and are proud of it, they need to seek repentance , but from what i read when they sell their soul their no way out, either die or they clone them Such a sad ..

  2. Cory February 2, 2019

    Wow. Patra. So underrated! Used to hear her music all over the hood in the 90s.

  3. I left the bar early February 2, 2019

    Who is this flop? I mean come on!

    • Bey Sting February 2, 2019

      Flop? You uncultured swine. The ig honeys you want to be like copy her style and don’t even know it. Run along and ask your nana why she wipes back to front.

      • Your momma February 2, 2019

        I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it really works…

    • Meme February 2, 2019

      Go F yourself. Y’all just love to throw around the word flop. This woman was a staple in the 90’s. Soooo many hip hop and r&b acts followed her style and trend back then and today.

      • Stfu February 2, 2019

        If I wanted to hear from an asshole, I’d fart!

  4. Wendy February 2, 2019

    Rise? Where.. when? How? ?

  5. I dont know her February 2, 2019

    I’d slap her, but that would be animal

    • Peace February 2, 2019

      Ask your mother. She would know. Anyway, big love to TGJ for honouring this queen.

      • I dont know her February 2, 2019

        You are so old, your birth-certificate expired.. now rot in hell ???

      • Old People Really Salty February 2, 2019


  6. Fantasea February 2, 2019

    I love this!! So many people loved her but forgot about her. She was so stylish and I like that she referred to herself as an African woman

  7. Not your Nana February 2, 2019

    It has proven here that people with pre- menopausal sydrome stan her!

  8. Eurghhh February 2, 2019

    We.. younger generation couldnt care less? Who is she? Tina Turner’s backup singer? ??‍♀️

  9. Just Asking February 2, 2019

    How did you get here in TGJ? Did someone leave your casket open?

    • Bey Being Stung In Her Crack B*tt February 2, 2019


  10. Bey Being Stung In Her Crack B*tt February 2, 2019

    Why don’t you check up on eBay and see if they have a life for sale.

    Nana, bye!

  11. thanosoftitan February 2, 2019

    “I want a real teddy bear
    No matter how big I don’t care
    One who can love me up
    And pour juice in my cup”

    Thanks, TGJ. These kiddies don’t know nothing about this!

    • Gurl, please! February 2, 2019

      Comment deleted.

      • thanosoftitan February 2, 2019

        What the huh? I agree, but I’m so confused right now. lol

  12. Yawn February 2, 2019

    She’s the reason they invented double doors! ??

  13. Who cares? February 2, 2019

    Comment deleted.

  14. Sit down February 2, 2019

    Comment deleted.

  15. Belcalis February 2, 2019

    Worker man been my jam for years ? can deffo see her influence on Rihanna

  16. Caribbean native February 2, 2019


  17. ~The Arcade~ February 2, 2019

    Worka man, Queen of the Pack and Pull up to my bumper ??. Spice definitely pays her homage, which is great to see.

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