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Brooke Valentine and the people behind her could not have been any smarter when it came to seeking attention with the first single. In early 2005, production and grunts from Lil Jon, a guest verse from OutKast's Big Boi, and subject matter unlike anything else on the radio -- in this case, female fisticuffs, a very crunk-friendly topic -- was priceless. It was a bold move, too; not many female artists are willing to show their tough side right off the bat, if ever. As effective and unique as "Girlfight" is, it proves to only be a gateway to an album with a good number of chart-bound singles, none of which are quite as rowdy. Producers Jermaine Dupri, Bink!, Heatmakerz, ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Brooke Valentine and the people behind her could not have been any smarter when it came to seeking attention with the first single. In early 2005, production and grunts from Lil Jon, a guest verse from OutKast's Big Boi, and subject matter unlike anything else on the radio -- in this case, female fisticuffs, a very crunk-friendly topic -- was priceless. It was a bold move, too; not many female artists are willing to show their tough side right off the bat, if ever. As effective and unique as "Girlfight" is, it proves to only be a gateway to an album with a good number of chart-bound singles, none of which are quite as rowdy. Producers Jermaine Dupri, Bink!, Heatmakerz, Soul Diggas, and mentor/collaborator Deja remember H-Town? are due some of the credit, but Valentine comes off like a veteran full of fire and confidence, knowing all the hits of the past several years and how to leave a memorable impression while remaining contemporary. She does have quite a few disparate moods running throughout the album, which can be jarring on a couple occasions. "Cover Girl," a somber song led by acoustic guitar and churchy organ swells, is one of the album's few stumbling blocks. One look at any of the photos boldly displayed in the sleeve should tell you that it -- an "if I were only pretty" moment in which Valentine wonders what she has to do to attract a man -- has no business here. "I Want You Dead" makes up for it though, a demented revenge fantasy in which she does funny and gruesome things to a wrongdoing ex-lover. A debut that fulfills and promises at the same time, Chain Letter contains 40 faultless minutes of club tracks and a few minutes of seductive balladry. That's not bad for someone who put it all to bed before hitting the age of 20.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2005
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724359422923
  • Catalog Number: 94229

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Girlfight (3:54)
  2. 2 Taste of Dis (4:21)
  3. 3 Long as You Come Home (3:25)
  4. 4 Blah-Blah-Blah (3:32)
  5. 5 Cover Girl (4:12)
  6. 6 Playa (3:23)
  7. 7 Ghetto Supastarz (3:33)
  8. 8 Tell Me Why? (You Don't Love Me) (2:59)
  9. 9 Million Bucks - Queenz Deliz (3:31)
  10. 10 I Want You Dead (3:46)
  11. 11 Dying of a Broken Heart (3:52)
  12. 12 Pass Us By (3:50)
  13. 13 Laugh Til I Cry (4:55)
  14. 14 American Girl (3:38)
  15. 15 Whatcha Lookin At (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brooke Valentine Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Adam Rogers Guitar
Erik Nordquiest Guitar
Randy Washington Guitar
Craig Love Guitar
Lil Jon Vocals
Chris Traynor Guitar
Big Boi Vocals
Henrik Jonback Guitar
Dirt McGirt Vocals, Background Vocals
Sharief Hobley Guitar
Corte Ellis Background Vocals
Guyora Kats Organ
Deja (The Great) Guitar, Vocals
J.R.K. Vocals, Background Vocals
Queenz Deliz Vocals, Rap
Hype Vocals
Erik Nordgren Guitar
Technical Credits
Déjà Audio Production
Jermaine Dupri Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Barry Howard Producer
LROC Producer
J.C. Phillips Composer
Solomon Audio Production
G.C. Green Composer
Josh Deutsch Executive Producer
Erik Nordquiest Engineer
Randy Washington Programming
Matt Still Engineer
Matt Serletic Executive Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer
Rob Vaughan Merrick Engineer
Lil Jon Programming, Producer
S. Thomas Composer
Sheila Taylor Programming
Blair Wells Engineer
Antwan Patton Composer
R. Harrell Composer
John Horesco IV Engineer
Bloodshy Programming, Producer
Soul Diggas Programming, Producer
Bink Programming, Producer, Audio Production
David Jimenez Lopez Sound Effects, Engineer
G. Randall Wright Composer
Heatmakerz Producer
Penelope Magnet Composer
Bloodshy & Avant Audio Production
F.L. Howard Composer
Brooke Valentine Composer
Deja (The Great) Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Brandon Howard Programming, Producer
B Howard Programming, Audio Production
Soul Diggaz Programming, Audio Production
Avant Programming, Producer, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    One of My New Favorites!

    She had me hooked at "Girlfight"! This disc is filled with songs of all different colors. My favorite track is "Taste of Dis", but I also enjoy the comical "I Want You Dead" and the sweet "Cover Girl". Can't wait for the sophomore!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Princess of the Chains

    This cd is awesome!!!!! Brooke has a great voice thats finally inthe works. As her debut album this is tight. Everyone should buy this cd. It has hip-hop and r&b. My favorite songs are Girlfight, Covergirl, and I want you dead. Keep it up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Piece Of Work

    This album is unbelievable. I didn't think she could really sing with the first track "Girl Fight", but after I bought the cd an listened, I was stunned. She has a beautiful voice. Her album sounds much better than other releases(Ciara, Tweet, etc.) Must listen to tracks are "Laugh Til I Cry", "Dying Of A Broken Heart", "Ghetto Superstar", "Covergirl", etc. You my new girl Brooke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is A Great Album!!

    this album is great!!!! the first song "girlfight ft. lil jon and big boi will get you pumped up..same for "taste of dis" She has alot of really good ballads..and they are really realistic...another good song is "laugh till i cry" its a great song."blah blah blah" is realllllly gooood!..everybody shuld get this album it is wonderful!! it will make you dance and it will make you feel better when ur sad!

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