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Ascension

Pep LoveAudio Cassette
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (July 24, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red Urban Records
  • ASIN: B00005MJVU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,790 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Grime and Grit
2. Living Is Beautiful
3. The Grind
4. The Fight Club
5. U.S./U.S. Interlude
6. The Onus (What You Are)
7. T.A.M.I.
8. My Energy
9. Ascension
10. Act. Phenom
11. A New Religion
12. Pacific Heights
13. Karma (The Snake Charmer)
14. If You Can't Beat 'Em
15. Different
16. Black People (Melanin Magnetic)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pep gets mad love.... November 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
For those that dont know, or that have just returned from mars after staying there for at least 6 joints, PEP is a member of the infamous HIEROGLYPHICS crew. This is in itself is his first proper moment in the spotlight, although he has blessed us with memorable verses on CASUAL's 1st album, SOULS OF MISCHIEF's 1st album and on the entire HIEROGLYPHICS albums "3rd eye vision" and "full circle". The best way to descibe this album, and his style for that matter, is to say its "soulful, intelligent, uplifting, skilled, jazzy and original". Altogether there are 16 cuts on the album and for the most part they are all solid enough with about 12 standout jewels. The remaining 4 are ok, just not as good as the others. The best few are, in my opinion,
"living is beautiful", "the grind", "fight club", "us", "tami", "ascension", "act phenom" and the list could go on. Well worth the money and time you'll spend listening to this masterpiece AGAIN and AGAIN. Dynamite!!!!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic April 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps two tracks on this CD are OK. The rest of them are absolutely brilliant. Pep Love is an amazing lyricist, with meaningful words presented with a flow unlike I've heard from any other MC, even his Hiero Emperium crewmembers.
Right away on this album, he shows his dynamic abilities. The first track, The Grim & Grit, is rugged with a heavy beat and minimal melody, and has a rugged lyrical style to match. The second track, Living is Beautiful, unlike the first track, is full of melodious instrumentals and a calmer flow by Pep. The whole album basically shows off his ability to be inovative in his rhyming abilities and superior vocabulary compared to most MCs; the production quality is also extremely top notch, with beautiful melodies and instrumental sampling to go along with strong beats. U.S., Pacific Heights, The Onus... probably three of my favorites, but they tend to vary daily when I drop it in my discman once again. It's hard to say this, but in my opinion Ascension is even better than Third Eye Vision and Deltron3030; I guarantee it, if you are a hip hop fan, whether you have heard Pep or Hiero before or not, this album will amaze you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!! July 26, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is incredible!! Highly recomended. Ascension is the album of 2001... hands down. hip hop fans...... don't sleep on this one.
Get the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible album!... a breath of fresh air! August 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
"Ascension" is incredible... I always dug HIERO and I knew this was going to be a good album but I always considered Pep a little SOFT compared to the other MCS.. I never thought his rhyme delivery seemed natural even though he was a talented lyricist.. well.. he proved me wrong.. he built his skills up! This album is incredible!!! It truly blew me away.. Even on the 2nd song LIVING IS BEAUTIFUL.. I was thinking to myself, "Damn.. this is amazing!!!" The LP is like a breath of fresh air...it has a sunny quality to it. There is also an intelligence to it. PEPLOVE's rhyme style and flow has improved in a major way... If any of you could not decide about this, give it a chance.. IT's incredible!!! There is a song which uses the same melody as "WE AINT FRIENDS" by Nature but Pep Love does a much better job! There's not one wack song.. Grime And Grit is great.. FIGHT CLUB is dope.. IT's ON US displays Pep Love's story telling skills... thought-provoking stuff! Act Phenom has an incredible beat! I only wish DEL was on it and the song "Crooked Angels" was on it. The production includes Domino, Aplus, Evidence of Dialated Peoples, Jaybiz, Toure, Mako, and Casual.. cameos are by Tajai, Major Terror, the grouch, and Casual. - Check it out.. it's an incredible album!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pep Love's "Ascension" August 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have to represent for my hometown of Greenville, MS. first. This is my first review of so I hope heads feel it. Pep Love's "Ascension" is for ALL those heads who want deeper lyrics and bangin' beats. Even the thugs have to bow down on this project. And it's funny, this album dropped with no advertising--only through a newsgroup's praise of it did I even hear about it. People searching for good music will miss out, and it's a shame. In my opinion, Hip Hop music is so stagnant lyrically. Well, albums from KRS-One and Sticky Fingaz did 2001 justice. Now, we have our third with "Ascension". Expand your mind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOLY [....] July 24, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
dam... wheew...pep love's solo debut is just about the best release i've ever heared from the intire hieroglyphics crew. man, this is the best release of 2001 PERIOD... its all over. After this? Theres nothing I can think of that can top this release. on another plane running the game is right... words can't describe... GO OUT AND GET IT!!!!!! NOW!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ascension, Rasing music September 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Pep Loves debut is an amzing album in evryway. Each song is unqiue fresh and totaly tight. pep's Lyrics are off the hook, even mor ethen usual, and are insightful telling complex stories and commenting on the world. the albums starts of strong with "living is beautiful" which is all about valuing life and peps lyrics in this song set the craziness for the whole album. The beats are also very tight, the whole albums has a real power and heart to it , some of the best production can be seen on act. Phenom which has an unbeat et gritty beat that gets you going. This album is one of the greatest of all time in my opinion, amazing. This album just proves the power of hieroglyphics. A must have for hiphop fans, especially those who like amazing lyrics tight beats and unique albums
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pep Love rises above the garbage in Ascension
Hieroglyphics crew member Pep Love has really created something special and useful with his Ascension album. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Alex Dionisio
4.0 out of 5 stars Substantive Flow Master
The Hieroglyphics are an extremely talented collective, hailing from Oakland California. You have the delightfully strange personality of Del Homosapien, the brazenly boastful... Read more
Published on May 21, 2011 by Ashley M. Blanchard
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightened Hip-Hop - Amazing!
This man is all about uplifting, truth, love, and the dynamics of reality. He talks about energy, chi, our true selves, how fear is an illusion, the beauty of life, and the need to... Read more
Published on February 9, 2011 by C. Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Master Word Wizard, but album slightly lacking in areas
Pep Love's Ascension is a great CD and displays Pep's lyrical mastery and delivery. He can twist words and deliver lyrics in such a way that is witty and simplistic and yet... Read more
Published on July 24, 2006 by eternal now
4.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorites
In one of the reviews someone taled about Acsension Side C. I got my copy through [...] . If your a fan of pep, then pick this up.
Published on November 12, 2005 by Dustin W. Vandevere
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely one of the best MC's
Pep Love from the Hieroglyphics is an underrated and superb MC. I've heard great stuff from him on the two Hiero crew albums, but he takes it even further on "Ascensions. Read more
Published on April 13, 2005 by DukeOfEarl
3.0 out of 5 stars not a bad album, but . . .
DISCLAIMER:

Pep Love is one of my favorite rhymers, period, he's a warrior poet and i have mad respect for him. Read more
Published on December 5, 2004 by clear diggy
4.0 out of 5 stars Why Not Use Domino?
It really fascinates me that a group that has a producer like Domino available to it fails to use him so frequently these days. Read more
Published on April 15, 2003 by Brian Seiler
5.0 out of 5 stars Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, .... Pep Love
Finally some lyrics with content worth listening to. Pep has a distinct original style which flows nicely over the beats. This is a cd you put in the player and just listen. Read more
Published on March 27, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hop at its finest......
Instaed of writing a long review--- BUY THE ALBUM!!! SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP. AND CHECK OUT TRACK 7-TAMI. YOU WON'T BE DISAPOINTED.
Published on February 12, 2002 by Beatslaves
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