Bravehearts Bravehearted (Columbia) Rating: NN
D-level Queensbridge rappers Jungle and Wiz rarely inject any kind of originality into their debut album, which is slightly livened by occasionally adept production, decent use of R&B vox (including a song with Jully Black) and four guest verses from Jungle's brother Nas, none of which are particularly awesome but all of which underscore the mediocrity of the group itself. Sometimes their flow works, but the lyrics aren't memorable and Quick To Back Down, the lead single featuring Nas and Lil Jon, is the only true party jam on the record. Other Queensbridge MCs like Cormega and Big Noyd deserve way more attention. Plus, the half-heartedness of Bravehearts' claims of sexual prowess and violent tempers only make the pointlessness of such claims more obvious.