Lil' Keke

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]

Lil' Keke
Birth nameMarcus Lakee Edwards
BornMarch 29, 1976 (age 43)[1]
OriginHouston, Texas, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1993–present
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Associated acts

Biography

Music career

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

In 2016, the rapper received an award from President Barack Obama for his community service efforts in the Houston area.[6]

Discography

Studio albums

Other Albums

  • 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

  • 2003: The Big Unit (with Slim Thug)
  • 2004: Wreckin' 2004 (with Big Hawk)
  • 2004: Bad Company (with Shorty Mac)
  • 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

References

  1. ^ "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". familysearch.org. "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". itunes.apple.com. 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". Theboxhouston.com. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
Birds Fly South

Birds Fly South is the sixth studio album of Houston rapper Lil' Keke. It was released on May 28, 2002 and is now out of print, but there is a Rap Classics version made. There is also a screwed & chopped version and a limited edition two disc version available.

Break 'Em Off

"Break 'Em Off" is the first single from Paul Wall's second studio album, Get Money, Stay True. The single features fellow Houston rapper Lil' Keke. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 72 in early March 2007. The music video featured Jessica a.k.a. Miss Rabbit and Flavor of Love winner London Charles a.k.a. Deelishis.

Currency (album)

Currency is the ninth solo studio album by Houston rapper Lil' Keke. It was released on October 26, 2004, and features guest appearances by 8Ball, Killa Kyleon, Chris Ward, Mobb Figgaz and more.

Don't Mess wit Texas

Don't Mess wit Texas is the debut studio album by American rapper Lil' Keke from Houston, Texas. It was released on June 17, 1997 via Jam Down Records, and is now out of print. It was reissued in 2004 by another Houston-based record label Rap Classics. There is also a chopped and screwed version available with a different cover.

The album peaked at #43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in US Billboard charts and spawned a hit single "Southside".

Draped Up

"Draped Up" is the first single from Bun B's solo debut album Trill. It samples elements from the song "Pimp Tha Pen" by DJ Screw. It features an intro from Lil' Keke. The official remix is on the album and it features Lil' Keke, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Aztek, Lil Flip, & Z-Ro. The music video features cameo appearances by Chingy, Devin The Dude, Kanye West, Scarface, Spice 1, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Lil' Keke, Lil' Flip, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth, Aztek, & Birdman. The song topped out at #45 on the U.S. Hot R&B Chart.

It Was All a Dream (Lil' Keke album)

It Was All a Dream is the third studio album by American rapper Lil' Keke from Houston, Texas. It was released on July 13, 1999 via Jam Down Records, and is now out of print. It was reissued in 2003 by another Houston-based record label Rap Classics. The album features guest appearances from 8Ball, Big Hawk, Big Pokey, B-Legit, Juvenile, Krazy, Madd Hatta, South Park Mexican, and more.

Knockin' Doorz Down

"Knockin' Doorz Down" is the second single off Pimp C's second album Pimpalation. It features P.O.P. & Lil Keke. In the music video, directed by Benny Mathews, the third verse is rapped by Pimp C instead of Lil Keke. Lil Flip, Mike Jones, Trae, Bun B, & J. Prince also made cameo appearances. In the song, Pimp C raps about Houston's current status. He also tries to squash altercations with T.I. for using the term 'King of the South' with his lyrics "If them niggaz come together you know how much paper we could see?". Houston hip hop artists Lil' Flip, Slim Thug, & Z-Ro are also mentioned. He also talked about how Paul Wall & Chamillionaire breaking up and going separate ways. Moreover, he raps about Lil Keke and his new album with Swishahouse. The video is given a Godfather theme. The video was not as popular as videos for songs like 'Pourin' Up', mainly because there are several displays of graphic violence. However, it was nominated for Best Video at the 2007 Ozone Magazine Awards.

Lil Keke discography

This is the discography of American rapper Lil' Keke from Houston, Texas.

Loved by Few, Hated by Many (Lil' Keke album)

Loved by Few, Hated by Many is the twelfth solo studio album (and mainstream debut) by American rapper Lil' Keke from Houston, Texas. After being delayed for more than two years, it was released on November 18, 2008 through TF Records and Universal Motown Records.

The album includes the singles "I'm a G" featuring Birdman, "Money in the City" featuring Slim Thug, Paul Wall & Tre Virdure, "What It's Made For" and "She Love Gangstas".

Peepin' in My Window

Peepin' in My Window is the fourth studio album of Houston rapper Lil' Keke. It was released on July 17, 2001. Guest appearances include Mr. 3-2, Fat Pat, Big Pokey, Archie Lee, Big Hawk, Al-D and more. There is also a screwed & chopped version available.

Platinum in da Ghetto

Platinum In da Ghetto is the fifth studio album by American rapper Lil' Keke from Houston, Texas. It was released on November 6, 2001 via Koch Records. It features guest appearances from 8Ball & MJG, Big Hawk, Billy Cook, Cl'che, C-Note, E.S.G., Lil C, Liz Leite, Slim Thug and Z-Ro. There is also a screwed & chopped version available.

Screwed Up Click

The Screwed Up Click (or S.U.C.) is an American hip hop collective based out of Houston, Texas, that was led by DJ Screw. Its most notable members include DJ Screw himself, Big Hawk, Big Mello, Big Moe, Big Pokey, the Botany Boyz, E.S.G., Fat Pat, Lil' Flip, Lil' Keke, Lil' O, Trae and Z-Ro. In addition, Devin the Dude, K-Rino, Lil' Troy, South Park Mexican and UGK are considered to be "Screwed Up Affiliated". Many of the current/former/deceased SUC members come from the neighborhoods of South Park, 3rd Ward and other hoods on Houston’s South side.

Southside (Lil' Keke song)

"Southside" is a hit single of Houston rapper Lil' Keke on his debut album Don't Mess Wit Texas. The song was produced by Double D. A video was produced in 1998, directed by Marty Thomas, with the 'southside dance'. The song samples "Friends" by Whodini. There is also a remix made with Memphis rapper 8Ball on Lil' Keke's third album It Was All A Dream.

Still Wreckin'

Still Wreck'in is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Lil' Keke and the late Big Hawk from Houston, Texas. It was released on October 28, 2008 via Presidental Records, serving as a sequel to their 2004 album release Wreckin' 2004.

Str8 Out da Slums

Str8 Out da Slums is a collaborative album from Lil' Keke and The Jacka of the Mob Figaz. It was released on June 21, 2005.

Street Stories

Street Stories is the seventh studio album by Houston rapper Lil' Keke. It was released on July 22, 2003. It features a guest called 1da Boy, Slim Thug and the group Boyz In Blue.

The Big Unit (album)

The Big Unit is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Lil' Keke and Slim Thug. It was released on July 8, 2003, via Noddfactor Entertainment. The album peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The Commission (album)

The Commission is second studio album by American rapper Lil' Keke from Houston, Texas. It was released on March 24, 1998 via Jam Down Records/Breakaway Entertainment, and is now out of print. It contains 7 songs of his previous studio album, plus 7 new songs. The album peaked at number 176 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Wreckin' 2004

Wreckin' 2004 is a collaborative studio album by American rappers and Screwed Up Click members Lil' Keke and Big Hawk. It was released on January 4, 2004 via Presidential Records. Its cover is a parody to the video game Madden NFL 2004.

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