Ascension. The Apex. Next Level.
Arguably the most anticipated record ever
to come out of the Hieroglyphics camp, Pep Love's "Ascension"
has been over 7 years in the making. Having been featured
on various published Hiero songs between 1994 and present,
Pep Love has in fact been a part of the Hiero Crew as early
as 1991 as 1/2 of the group, The Shamen (now known as The
Prose). Many of the pair's early demos and songs can be
found on the "Hiero Oldies" cassettes available
only at the hieroglyphics.com website. It wouldn't be until
the release of Hieroglyphics' family album, "3rd Eye
Vision" in 1998 that Pep would truly get his much-deserved
debut as noticeably grabbing the most rhyme-time on the
album. Now poised to deliver his first solo recording, Pep
Love presents "Ascension".
Consisting of 16 full tracks (no filler or short interludes),
"Ascension" chimes in at 73 minutes and features
a small but select cast of accompanying emcees and producers.
The album begins with a JayBiz-produced cut, "Grime
and Grit", with additional production throughout the
album supported by: Domino (Hieroglyphics), A-Plus (Souls
of Mischief / Hieroglyphics), DJ Babu & Evidence (Dilated
Peoples), Mako (Toys In the Attic). Emcee are just as strategically
selected, featuring the talents of: Tajai (Souls of Mischief
/ Hieroglyphics), Major Terror (L.M.T.), The Grouch (Living
Legends), Casual (Hieroglyphics).