Brooke Valentine has said she didn't think her first LP was sexy enough, so she's getting physical for her second, Physical Education. The album is slated for release in October.
"It's very urban, sultry," the singer said at last month's BET Awards. "Mannie Fresh on there, Tyrese, Jermaine [Dupri], [producer/manager] Déjô the Great — so many amazing people. I can't wait for the world to hear this album."
Brooke's 2005 debut single, "Girlfight," featured Lil Jon and Big Boi, and "Dope Girl," the first single from the new album, stars fellow Houston native Pimp C (and samples N.W.A's classic "Dopeman").
" 'Dope Girl' is about being fly, putting on the big gold chains and the gold ropes and doing your thing like that," Valentine said. "It's that girl that you crave."
While committed to her musical career, Valentine — an MTV "You Hear It First" artist (see "Don't Mess With 'Girlfight' Singer Brooke Valentine: Lil Jon And Big Boi Have Her Back") — is looking to break into acting as well.
"I'm reading some scripts," she said. "But I want to be in the right movie — I don't wanna be lookin' a crazy fool in a movie, so I want to do the right thing."
In the meantime, being dope will do just fine.