Pep Love

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Pep Love
Also known as Pep Love
Born Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Origin Oakland, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, rap
Years active 1993–present
Labels Hieroglyphics Imperium
Associated acts Hieroglyphics
The Prose
First Light

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

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).


  • Dolla Daily (2014)
  • "Crooked Angles" (2000)
  • "Fight Club" (2001)
  • "T.A.M.I." (2002)
  • "Prayful' Hate" (2016)
Guest appearances


  1. ^ a b Lumbajack (2003). "Pep Love Interview". Final Chapter Magazine. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
  2. ^ StinkE (1996-07-21). "Pep Love Online Exclusive Interview". StinkE Productions. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 

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