Patrice Williams

Patrice Williams

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Just music with an edge.

Biography

Patrice is known as a… singer, songwriter, actress, and musician but not necessarily in that order. “The performing arts is my therapy” she says. She’s an offspring of the hip-hop generation, one who pays homage to and can recite the musical traditions of decades, past. Born in the city of Detoit, MI also known as Motown, She couldn’t help but be influenced by the raw talent that lingered in the heart of the streets, churches and schools. She has studied artist like the vocal instrument of Rachell Farrell, the songwriting of Brian Mcknight, the riffs of Ella Fitzgerald the depth of Nina Simone, The power of Aretha, Chaka Chan, and Whitney and the sheer emotion of Stephanie Mills and Anita Baker.
She began singing at the age of 4. She recalls “ I was singing and jumping on the bed with my sister when she jumped off the bed and ran to my mom and screamed Patty can sing! I thought I was in trouble or something.” she laughs. Patrice has been performing ever since. She started playing the trumpet at age 9 and performed in various elementary and middle schools musicals. Notably Oliver, and she was the lead in the Sound of Music. She later attended Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High School in Detroit and while in her freshman year she was considered a professional. Performing at the Masonic Temple in a play called Jumpstart and an off broadway play called Runaways at the Attic Theater. She also performed in An Evening of Fine Arts at the Fox Theater in Detroit. She was a member of the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detoit and played the part of Dorothy in the Wiz at her High School. She auditioned for Sister Act II and received a callback for the Part of Rita which was eventually lost to Lauryn Hill. She was voted most talented when she graduated and went on to Perform in bigger plays at Dillard University in New Orleans. New Orleans was said to be the home of Jazz and she was convinced when she danced in her first ever second line in the streets of New Orleans at the age of 19. She performed in the all black Opera, Porgy and Bess and many other independently written college plays.
She decided to come back home after learning that a loved one was diagnosed with Cancer. While at home she began focusing on her music career. She started to record and eventually began making a name for her self in the music industry. She has collaborated with artist such as Slum Village, Dwele, Phat Kat, Black Lagoon, Magestik Legend etc. She is featured on European rapper Grand Agents single All you need, Big Tone’s single It’s so hard and Magestik Legends What would you do. She is on Slum Villages Detroit Deli album 80’s skit. And is currently working on her own project due to be released August 2007.

Discography

Ballers- Black Lagoon-Formula 313rd- 2000
All U need- Grand Agent- featured- 2003
80's skit- Slum Village- Detroit Deli- 2004
It's so Hard- Big Tone featured- 2005
What would you Do- Magestik Legend-featured- 2007