Kareem "Biggs" Burke

Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke Sentenced to Five Years In Prison For Conspiring to Distribute Marijuana


(AllHipHop News) Kareem “Biggs” Burke, who is most famously known as one of the co-founders of Roc-A-Fella, was sentenced earlier today (June 5) to five years in prison for conspiring to distribute over 100 kilos of marijuana.

The NY Daily News is reporting that Burke, 38, “was snared in a federal drug sting called “Operation Green Venom,” which targeted a trafficking ring that controlled most of the wholesale pot market in the city.” The drug sting led to the arrests of over 50 people involved.

Reports state that Burke swore to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Loretta Swain that the two would never see each other in court again. She responded, “Nothing personal, but I’m going to keep you to that promise.”

Back in October of 2010, Burke, along with 40 others, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for their involvement with a narcotic ring at the time. Special Agent Jim Hayes told the NY Post at the time of arrest regarding the narcotics ring, “It was transported in bulk from Florida to New York. From there it was divvied up among three main cells in the NYC-area and distributed to their clients. As the investigation continues, we want to make sure that other rival networks or other co-conspirators cannot use the same tools.”

Burke, along with Dame Dash and Jay-Z, co-founded Roc-A-Fella records in 1996. The business trio went there separate ways in 2004 where Jay-Z eventually landed his own situation with his current label, RocNation, while Dash created DD172.

  • therealest1

    Terrible shit. Too bad this dude had to make the wrong choice when he already came up after his 3 way partnership, he had opportunities already. Although he didn’t have any similar success after the 3 went their separate ways after Roc-A-Fella, did he not have money to the point he wouldn’t have to resort to dealing like that?

    I guess this dude’s just too caught up in street shit even though he already had his way out with boatloads of money too.

    • Dude probably had a lavish lifestyle that he couldnt keep up after Rocafella and didnt save much money during their peak. This is messed up!

    • Casor_Greener

      Just wanted more money.  Greed is a powerful thing…

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        from his perspective he prob thought stuff is all good … being in  the hip hop industry im sure he watched bleek PUFF PUFF MONEY LOL …. it prob seem so easy and safe …. he just went too far up that latter and stretch his visibility accross state lines … and just the fact that drug sales are so glorified today he probably def didnt think much about consequences ,… but reality kicked in big time and his statements to the judge prove that … im sure he meant that 100% ….

    • m n

      More like he wanted the same type money he had with the Roc, another greedy dummy.

  • immackulate

    bad decisions result in worse consequences … but 5 yrs aint too bad
    at least he didnt SNITCH or blame somebody (jay-z) else for his downfall

    “BIGGS the smart one, on the low like DEAN MARTIN”
    -JayZ “my way”

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       def i say he got off easy … 5years but thats prob cause it was some mary jane … had that been kilos of that white girl …. mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn ……

  • tbirdandkoolaid

    “circle stayed small to keep out the negligence
    red nose bully dog circling the residence
    and i’m always far from any evidence”

  • shoulda stayed in food and beverage/too much flossin’ to much Sam Rothstein  – jay z lost ones

  • SDS_Overfiend

    Jay….. SMH!!!! Illuminati got you selling Niggas out.

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  • rep87

    At least he will get out and maybe do some good and take care of his family thats the bottom line ,because Jimmy will get 30yrs or life for his dirty deeds

  • HipHopStalker

    Let me guess it’s Jay-z’s fault right ? everybody blame’s Jay for how there life is now instead of when things were good when they were riding high. I hope Biggs can do his bid and make his money other ways when he gets out.

  • OCYRUS

    da fukc they do wit they $$$$$

  • Damn.This is sad.At least he’ll be out to enjoy his life at some point

  • YungKizz

    free briggs over sum Marijuana come on people

  • YungKizz

    p.s. F$@# Jay-Z

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