Lil' Keke

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Lil' Keke
Birth nameMarcus Lakee Edwards
Born (1976-03-29) March 29, 1976 (age 42)[1]
OriginHouston, Texas, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1993–present
Associated acts

Marcus Lakee Edwards (born March 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Lil' Keke, is an American rapper and original member of the Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up Click.[2][3]


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.[4] 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."[5] 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.[6]



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]

  • 2003: The Big Unit (with Slim Thug)
  • 2004: Wreckin' 2004 (with Big Hawk)
  • 2004: Bad Company (with Shorty Mac)
  • 2005: Str8 Out da Slums (with The Jacka)
  • 2005: Since the Gray Tapes Vol.3 (with Big Pokey)
  • 2006: If You Ain’t Hungry, Don’t Come To The Table (with CMG)
  • 2008: Still Wreckin' (with H.A.W.K.)
  • 2011: Standing Ovation (with Don Chief)
  • 2013: "Trunk Waving and Misbehavin'" with DJ Gold of the SUC
  • 2014: From the Southside to WTX (with Rawsome Russ)
  • 2015: "Bunny Hopping and Body Rocking" with ACT of SUC


  1. ^ "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". "FamilySearch". Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  2. ^ "'The Golden Boy of Screw': A Conversation with Lil' Keke". Noisey. 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Lil' Keke". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Lil' Keke on Apple Music". Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  5. ^ "Interview With T Farris". HitQuarters. December 5, 2005. Retrieved Jun 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Lil Keke Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From President Obama". 28 April 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2018.