R&B singer Brook Valentine ripped up the scene years back with the single “Girlfight” and album ‘Chain Letter.’ She sold over 2.5 million records worldwide, however, she took a long hiatus from music until now to ready ‘Forever,’ her upcoming album.
Brooke explains what prompted her to take such a long break, insisting her cousin being gunned down in Houston caused her to re-evaluate how she was moving and pushed her to take a break.
“I took a break to grow up and learn what life was about. I felt like I got to a point were I got lost,” Brooke told Singersroom. “A break was definitely needed. I understand myself better now. I take time to think. Everything after “Girl Fight” and “Chain Letter” was like going down a one way street going 90 something miles per hour in a nice car so you just don’t care. I had no schedule … nothing! I didn’t care about none of that. It wasn’t until my cousin was murdered until I realized that people are dying. That moment changed a lot for me.”