Lady patra was born Dorothy Smith on November 22, 1972 in Westmoreland, Jamaica.
Patra was one of the most popular dancehall and reggae artiste in 1980s-early 1990s. She brust onto the scene with a string of collaborations with artists such as Mad Cobra, Shabba Ranks and Yo-YO.
She got her stage name from the shortened version of the word Cleopatra, and made her name as a talented deejay/singer/actress.
She debut as a guest spot on “Really Do It” with Mad Cobra and “Body Slam” with Richie Stevens. These tracks gave the world a taste of what the sexy and sophisticated Patra had to offer the US mainstream listeners.
After doing those collaborations she then decided to start her solo career, this led to the released of Queen of the Pack, Worker Man, and Romantic Call (feat. Yo Yo), all hit the top ten on music networks.
This singer of Reggae and reggae fusion released her debut album "Queen Of The Pack" in 1993. which was followed by her second studio album "Scent of Attraction", which included collaborations on the hit singles (Scent of Attraction) with Aaron Hall, (Hot Stuff) with Salt-n-Pepa, and the smash remake of Grace Jones' Pull Up to My Bumper.
The biggest hit was her cover of Grace Jones's "Pull Up to the Bumper" featuring R&B musician Aaron Hall.