Lil Keke is one of the most influential rappers in the Houston hip-hop scene. His work on DJ Screw's "Pimp Tha Pen" alone has been sampled countless times over the years. But that is not why he is receiving a lifetime achievement award. The Screwed Up Click member is getting honored by President Barack Obama for service in the community.

97.9 The Box in Houston reports that Lil Keke, who real name is Marcus Edward, received the volunteer service award from President Obama. Lil Keke will be honored at an event tonight (April 29) in conjunction with the USNC for UN Women Houston. The Box also got a hold of a letter from President Obama addressed to S.U.C. member.

"In my Inaugural Address, I stated that we need a new era of responsibility - a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our Nation, and the world. These are duties that we do not grudgingly accept, but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit than giving our all to a difficult task," President Obama wrote. "Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise."

Lil Keke reacted to the news on Instagram yesterday (April 28). "Wow, they shock me," the rapper wrote with the hashtag of blessed accompanying the post . The "Southside" rhymer also made an appearance on 97.9 The Box to thank the city of Houston

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