Representative Shelia Jackson Lee (D., Texas) recognized Jay Wayne Jenkins this past weekend with a "Certificate of Congressional Recognition" for putting on for his city.
"Your core values of hard work and integrity has helped improve youth in the Houston community," Jackson Lee signed on the certificate.
Jeezy, also known as "the Snowman" for his pre-pubescent crack dealing days, is embroiled in a $5-million lawsuit in which a former business associate alleges he has not shared millions of dollars in profits in sales and royalties. The former associate accuses Mr. Jeezy of "intentionally" misappropriating, diverting, and/or converting funds from the record label the two founded together into his personal account.
Jeezy, who registered to vote only 5 years ago, has hustled himself into the political arena, throwing his street cred behind President Obama's first presidential campaign by penning Rolling Stone’s 16th "Best Single of 2008," "My President is Black.", The song finished behind modern classics such as Lil Wayne’s "Lollipop" and Beyoncé’s "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." Jeezy also met Sen. John McCain and deemed the war hero a "cool dude."
When Jeezy first appeared on music charts, he promoted his music with his "Snowman" t-shirt line.
"Snowman is a cool dude," he continued. "He's a gangsta too. There's a Snowman in every ‘hood, several Snowmen in the ‘hood. You gotta be that dude to look up to with the car and the girl. Whatever you do, be the best at it, because that's what the Snowman is going to do," said Jeezy to MTV.com in 2005.
The venerable congresswoman from Houston awarded Jeezy during the NBA All-Star Weekend’s festivities. She has brushed shoulders with other philanthropists such as Michael Jackson and Bono.
Jackson Lee recognized Jeezy for his "outstanding contribution" to youth.