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  • Writer's pictureNicky Stikk

New Tanya Stephens Patra Collab

Tanya Stephens commemorated her 49th birthday by releasing a new track, "FIFTY," featuring another chart-topping female dancehall artist from the Golden Era, Patra.

The new collaboration from Stephens' upcoming album "Some Kinda Madness" has the dancehall lyricist warning anybody who believes ageing would slow down the pranks of these two dancehall queens.

Tanya says of the unexpected but welcomed combination, "Patra is an unquestionable bad ass! She influenced urban culture and inspired many of us women to embrace our sensuality even as we stood in our strength. Having her bless this track feels like my personal revolution now has a soundtrack and I'm excited to step into my 50's with this kind of energy!"

"FIFTY" is the second official single from Stephens' upcoming 20-track album, Some Kinda Madness which features reggae giants like Cedella Marley, Diana King, Big Youth, and Nadine Sutherland among others. 

Patra pushed the envelope in the 1990s, during what many consider to be the Golden Era of Dancehall music, with critical albums like Queen Of The Pack, which topped the Billboard Reggae Albums list, and rude gyal songs like "Romantic Call," a duet with Compton great rapper Yo-Yo.

Patra's unrivalled success at the time paved the way for future female Jamaican singers and deejays like Tanya Stephens; who made a name for herself in the following years with dancehall staples like "Yuh Nuh Ready For This" and "Goggle," before establishing herself as one of the island's most gifted songwriters with memorable songs like "It's a Pity" and "These Streets."

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