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1. Girlfight - Big Boi
2. Taste of Dis
3. Long as You Come Home
5. Cover Girl
6. Playa - Jermaine Dupri
7. Ghetto Supastarz
8. Tell Me Why? (You Don't Love Me)
9. Million Bucks
10. I Want You Dead
11. Dying of a Broken Heart
12. Pass Us By
13. Laugh Til I Cry
14. American Girl
15. Whatcha Lookin At
Deja (The Great); David Jimenez Lopez; Erik Nordquiest; John Horesco IV; Rob Vaughan Merrick; Avant; Blair Wells; Matt Still
Lil Jon; Jermaine Dupri; Bink!; Deja (The Great); Soul Diggas; Bloodshy; LROC; Avant; Brandon Howard; The Heatmakerz; Deja; Soul Diggaz; B Howard; Solomon; Bloodshy & Avant; Jermaine Dupri; Bink!
Number of Discs
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Deja (The Great).
Personnel: Brooke Valentine (background vocals); Brooke Valentine (vocals); Queenz Deliz (vocals, rap vocals); Deja (The Great) (vocals, guitar, programming); J.R.K. (vocals, background vocals); Dirt McGirt, Hype (vocals); Randy Washington (guitar, programming); Craig Love, Erik Nordquiest, Erik Nordgren, Chris Traynor , Sharief Hobley (guitar); Guyora Kats (organ); Bink, Sheila Taylor, Soul Diggas, Bloodshy, Avant , B Howard, Soul Diggaz, Brandon Howard (programming); David Jimenez Lopez (sound effects); Corte Ellis (background vocals); Lil Jon (vocals, programming); Big Boi (vocals); Adam Rogers, Henrik Jonback (guitar).
Audio Mixers: Jermaine Dupri; David Jimenez Lopez; Gimel Keaton; Phil Tan; Ray Seay; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Axis Studios, New York, NY; Circle House Studios, Miami Beach, FL; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Embassy Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Quantum Studios, LA; SouthSide Studios, Atlanta, GA; Subliminal Studios, LA.
Photographer: Andrew McPherson .
Brooke Valentine makes quite a first impression on the opening single of her debut album, CHAIN LETTER. As much a declaration as a song, "Girlfight" announces Valentine's commanding presence with unquestionable authority, as she throws down a supremely catchy tune, abetted by crunk king Lil Jon and Outkast's Big Boi.
While CHAIN LETTER boasts some high-profile cameos, not one of them is phoned in or wasted. Valentine's sultry, decisive voice stands on its own, and guests are only brought in as embellishments. The late Dirt McGirt (AKA Ol' Dirty Bastard) offers another reminder of why he was such a sought-after collaborator on "Blah Blah Blah," an immediate classic where Valentine spins around the usual male "playa" song as she toys with a pleading boyfriend. Throughout the record, Valentine possesses the control of Janet Jackson at the top of her game, whether touting her own sexuality ("Taste of Dis") or giving the ultimate kiss-off to an ex ("I Want You Dead"). A hip-hop chanteuse with spark to spare, Brooke Valentine opens her solo career on a strong note with CHAIN LETTER.
Uncut (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[W]ith potent production honchos from Soul Diggas to BloodShy, this bombshell brooks no debate."