Pep Love is one of the founding members of the Oakland, California-based underground hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. Pep Love made his recording debut on Casual's 1993 release, Fear Itself. The Prose released their debut album, The Shamen, in 1993. The album featured appearances from Hiero members, Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Casual. Pep Love released his solo debut album, Ascension in 2001 and Ascension Side C in 2003, through the Hieroglpyphics' self-owned, independent label, Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings.