|Birth name||Paulo Peacock|
|Also known as||Pep Love|
July 17, 1974 |
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Origin||Oakland, California, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, rap|
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
Pallo Peacock (born July 17, 1974), better known by his stage name, Pep Love, is an American hip hop artist and motivational speaker. He is also one of the founding members of the Oakland, California-based underground hip hop collective Hieroglyphics.
While it is highly agreed upon that Pep Love made his recording debut on Casual's 1994 album, Fear Itself. 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.
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.
- Ascension (2001)
- Ascension Side C (2003)
- The Shamen (2003) (with Jay Biz)
- The Foundation (2005)
- The Reconstruction (2011)
- Rigmarole (2012)
- Dolla Daily (2014)
- "Crooked Angles" (2000)
- "Fight Club" (2001)
- "T.A.M.I." (2002)
- 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)