Lil' Keke

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Lil' Keke
Birth name Marcus Lakee Edwards
Born (1976-03-29) March 29, 1976 (age 41)[1]
Origin Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1993–present
Labels Swishahouse, Warner Music Group, TF Records, Universal Motown,
Screwed Up Records
Associated acts Screwed Up Click, Fat Pat, Krazy, DJ Screw, Herschelwood Hardheadz, Big Hawk, Z-Ro, Lil' Flip, UGK, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Al Kapone, Big Pokey

Marcus Lakee Edwards (born March 29, 1976),[1] better known by his stage name Lil' Keke, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas and original member of the Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up Click.[2]


Music career[edit]

Lil' Keke gained national attention with his track "Southside" from his 1997 release "Don't Mess Wit Texas". In 2005, Lil' Keke signed to Swishahouse Records. In an interview with HitQuarters at the time, label president and A&R T. Farris said, "He and Lil GRoB is a legend here in Houston. He plays a big role in the whole style of rap that we make down here."[3] Lil' Keke started out working alongside DJ Screw doing mixtapes.

Community service[edit]

In 2016, the rapper received an award from President Barack Obama for his community service efforts in the Houston area.[4]


Main article: Lil Keke discography


Other Albums[edit]

  • 2000: From Coast to Coast
  • 2010: Still Standing
  • 2011: Ridin' with da Top Off Vol.1: Best of Both Worlds
  • 2011: Testimony
  • 2012: The Round Table
  • 2013: Top Features Vol.1
  • 2014: The Round Table Vol.2: Still Hungry
  • 2015: Top Features Vol.2

Collaboration Albums[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". "FamilySearch". Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Lil' Keke". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Interview With T Farris". HitQuarters. December 5, 2005. Retrieved Jun 21, 2010. 
  4. ^