Underrated: "People Don't Know How Ill He Is In Compton"
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Mann gave Ma$e the title earlier this week, producer E-Train crowns Pep Love SOHH Underrated.]
I think Pep Love comes to mind just because even though people know Pep Love, he's such a veteran and legend in the Bay Area, but Pep was in a big group and sometimes names get lost in that.
He's such an amazing emcee and he's always been one of my favorites, he's got that crazy voice, his delivery, you can hear every word, everything about him [is incredible]. A lot of people know about them but they don't know how big of a body of work he has and just how ill he is in Compton.
He was part of a big group so I think sometimes he got overshadowed by a much bigger name.
He stems from the mid-1990's, [his group] Hieroglyphics were really big back then. Each member kind of branched off and did their own thing. Pep's got quite a few albums, there's quite a few solo albums that have really amazing stuff.
Then again, it's one of those people that I think most people know who he is but just don't know the body of work he has and how crazy he is.
E-Train is a San Francisco native who recently put out his On Solid Ground LP, making it a return to the digital world since The Loyalists, E-Train's long time Hip-Hop crew, went on hiatus in 2009. Explaining the concept behind On Solid Ground, E-Train explains "I started working with artists from around the Bay Area but it quickly spread across the country. Before I knew it, I was working with some of my favorite MCs on the planet and the end result was an album which combines that boom-bap Hip-Hop with soul and R&B, an album I am very proud of."
Check out Pep Love's music below: