Pep Love

Also known as
Pep Love

Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.

Oakland, California, United States

Hip hop, rap

Years active

Hieroglyphics Imperium

Associated acts
The Prose
First Light


Pep Love is a hip hop artist and a member of the Oakland, California-based hip hop collective Hieroglyphics.


1 Personal life
2 Musical career
3 Discography
4 References
5 External links

Personal life[edit]
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Pep Love relocated with his family to Oakland, California as a teenager.[1]
Musical career[edit]
While it is highly agreed upon that Pep Love made his recording debut on Casual’s 1994 album, Fear Itself.[1] he was formally introduced by Del tha Funkee Homosapien on the B-Side of the 1994 “Wrong Place” single on the track “Undisputed Champs” which also featured Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. The listener can hear Del say, “Now introducing, don’t front my man Pep Love.” In Oakland, he partnered with fellow DJ/producer Jay-Biz to create The Prose. They released one album, The Shamen, in 1993 before being incorporated into the collective Hieroglyphics in 1995.[2]
Pep Love released his solo debut album, Ascension, in 2001 and Ascension Side C in 2003, through the Hieroglpyphics’ self-owned Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings. In 2005, he released his third solo album, The Foundation.
He also contributed significantly to all three of the Hieroglyphics’ studio albums, 3rd Eye Vision (1998), Full Circle (2003), and The Kitchen (2013).


Ascension (2001)
Ascension Side C (2003)
The Shamen (2003) (with Jay Biz)
The Foundation (2005)
Rigmarole (2012)
Fallacy Fantasy (2014) (with Opio as First Light)


Dolla Daily (2014)


“Crooked Angles” (2000)
“Fight Club” (2001)
“T.A.M.I.” (2002)
“Prayful’ Hate” (2016)

Guest appearances

Souls of Mischief – “That’s When Ya Lost” from 93 ’til Infinity (1993)
Casual – “Who’s It On” from Fear Itself (1994)
Boom Bap Project – “Net Worth” from Circumstance Dictates (2001)
Living Legends – “Not Here” from Almost Famous (2001)
Goapele – “Ease Your Mind” from Even Closer (2002)
Blue Sky Black Death – “Street Legends” from A Heap of Broken Images (2006)
Casual and J. Rawls – “Reign” from Respect Game or Expect Flames (2012)


^ a b Lumbajack (2003). “Pep Love Interview”. Final Chapter Magazine. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
^ StinkE (1996-07-2