Bravehearted

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Bravehearted
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Studio album by Bravehearts
Released December 23, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre East Coast hip hop, Hardcore rap
Label Ill Will/Columbia
Producer Nas (executive), Lil Jon, L.E.S., Swizz Beatz
Bravehearts chronology
Bravehearted
(2003)
Bravehearted 2
(2008)
Singles from Bravehearted
  1. "Quick to Back Down"
    Released: 2003
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Bravehearted is an album by Nas's protégés, the Queensbridge rap duo Bravehearts. The duo includes Nas's brother Jungle and fellow friend Wiz. The album, however, didn't do well in sales due to little promotion, it only came in at number 75 in the Billboard 200 Charts and 20 in the Hip Hop/R&B Charts. Besides Nas releasing an album off his Ill Will Records, Bravehearts were the only other label members to release a record off this label.

Singles[edit]

The album had one single, "Quick to Back Down". The track was produced by Lil Jon and featured Nas and Lil Jon on the track. The chorus had Nas saying quick phrases in distaste for animosity towards anonymous rappers, followed by Lil Jon yelling "quick to back down!" The song was released in 2003, when the beef with Nas and Jay-Z was still brewing. Nas sent out a subliminal line to Jay-Z with the line "First of all this is Nas I'ma Braveheart veteran/and y'all already know who I'm better than." He also said "Who's the next label I'ma bury?/CEO's, rappers and A&R's go to the rap cemetery," which indirectly implies that of Roc-A-Fella. Overall, Nas as well as Wiz and Jungle rhyme with threatening messages, with "Y'all talk shit but I smell fear, mothafuckas" at the end of the verses.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured Guest(s) Producer(s) Length
1 Intro 0:54
2 B-Train Midi Mafia 2:24
3 Quick To Back Down Nas & Lil Jon Lil Jon 4:39
4 Twilight Nas Swizz Beatz 4:08
5 Bravehearted Nas Jungle 3:02
6 For The Love [Interlude] 0:49
7 Buss My Gun Nashawn Midi Mafia 4:00
8 Cash Flow Lil Jon 4:05
9 Situations Nas & Jully Black Bastiany 3:36
10 Freak Off [Interlude] 0:34
11 I Wanna L.E.S. 4:00
12 Sensations Midi Mafia 3:29
13 Realize Nashawn & Teedra Moses Paul Poli 3:57
14 I Will Neo 4:19
15 Oochie Wally (Remix) Nas Ez Elpee 5:01