Bravehearted

Bravehearted

by Bravehearts
     
 

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After quite a few promising guest shots, Bravehearts finally get the full-length treatment with Bravehearted. Naturally, Nas looms large. Jungle -- half of Bravehearts with Wiz -- is Nas' brother, and the album drops through Ill Will. The man himself also appears on…  See more details below

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After quite a few promising guest shots, Bravehearts finally get the full-length treatment with Bravehearted. Naturally, Nas looms large. Jungle -- half of Bravehearts with Wiz -- is Nas' brother, and the album drops through Ill Will. The man himself also appears on three tracks, and acquires an executive producer credit. Still, Jungle and Wiz prove it's their show, stomping enthusiastically through a ragged, crude, and aggressive set. "B Train" sets the tone with stripped-down, distorted Dirty Swift percussion and the call to arms "Is you a Braveheart?/To the grave y'all." Then it's time for the diabolical chimes of "Quick to Back Down," which laces Bravehearts and Nas' hard East Coast bravado with Lil Jon's psycho crunk. Jon also helms "Cash Flow," but its rote gettin'-paper proclamations aren't as resonant. The women-and-money boast can still be a successful formula, however dubious it may be. Problem is, Bravehearts rely on it a little too much. After the lewd, yet somehow lighthearted "I Wanna," "Sensations" just sounds played out. Bravehearted's numerous interludes are similarly uninspired. Fortunately, Jungle and Wiz make the most of the album's stronger joints. They trade rhymes with Nas on the title track and "Situations" (which also features Jully Black), and reference the realism of their Queensbridge roots with the stark "Buss My Gun." The incredible "I Will" ends Bravehearted with its dizzy, appropriately apocalyptic production. Jungle and Wiz style the cut's chorus like a playground taunt, shading the brutal revenge fantasy with fatalistic sarcasm. It's a jarring, brutally effective end to a strong debut that, though flawed, moves Bravehearts boldly out of Nas' long shadow. [The album was also issued in a severely edited version.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/23/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998906020
catalogNumber:
89060

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bravehearts   Primary Artist
Saukrates   Background Vocals
Jully Black   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Nas   Producer
J.A. Black   Composer
Neo   Producer
Kevin Crouse   Engineer
L.E.S.   Producer,Engineer
Shawn Dowdell   Cover Photo
Lil Jon   Producer
S. Thomas   Composer
Julian Alexander   Contributor
Bryan Golder   Engineer
Jungle   Producer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
Dwayne Bastiany   Producer
Jake Ninan   Engineer
M. Epps   Composer
Zack Odom   Engineer
Chris Feldmann   Art Direction
Kasseem Dean   Composer
L. David Lewis   Composer
Bruce Waynne   Producer
Dirty Swift   Producer
Jaime Cinarella   Engineer
Justin Cohen   Imaging
Phil Poli   Producer

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