“We’re originators over here; they’re followers!” exclaimsTajai at the beginning of the video for Pep Love’s “Can’t Nobody Do It Like Us,” the latest single from his forthcoming album Rigmarole, which will be released March 6th. For Pep, one of the founding members of the legendaryHieroglyphics, being an originator is as much of a statement about his past as his present, as he and the rest of his Hiero crew continue to be trailblazers and trendsetters for independent hip-hop artists.
“Can’t Nobody Do It Like Us” shows that Pep hasn’t lost a step behind the mic, either, and he sounds especially reinvigorated here, as he flips innovative schemes and, multi-syllable rhymes atop Billion Coast’s blipped, hazy-bass production. The song features a bridge from Opio, and the video, produced by Spencer Groshong and shot by Austin Steele, offers viewers something of a day-in-the-life of Pep as he prepares for a show, fitting considering Hiero’s unrelenting tour schedule each year. The camera follows Pep as he makes his way through the venue, behind the scenes kicking it with fans, before finally taking the stage to perform with Hiero in front of a packed crowd.
Pep Love’s new album, Rigmarole, will be released March 6th via Hiero Imperium.