Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke Arrested In Drug Bust

Roc-A-Fella's silent co-founder arrested in a Federal drug bust that spanned from New York to Florida

According to the New York Post, Kareem Burke was arrested on Friday as part of a Federal drug investigation that spanned from New York down to South Florida. Burke was just one of 43 people who were arrested in the bust, a distribution network run by Geovanny “Manny” Rodriguez Perez.

Special agent Jim Hayes of Homeland Security Investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the paper that "Manny" “controlled the marijuana market in NYC.” There is no word yet as to what Burke's role was in the ring.

Kareem "Biggs" Burke was one of the three co-founders of Roc-A-Fella Records. While Jay-Z and later Dame Dash played the front, Biggs always remained in the background. After the trio sold their interests in the label to Def Jam, Burke remained with Dame Dash and started Roc4Life while Jay-Z presided over Def Jam.

17 Comments

  • Anonymous

    177 lbs dont run NY city...U goddamn right it dont he managed to get rid of the other 20000 b4 it got caught

  • LaKesha

    PEOPLE ARE SO QUICK TO JUDGE. THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! ANYONE CAN GET ARRESTED JUST FOR KNOWING SOMEBODY WHO WAS INVOLVED....THEY JUST USING HIS NAME BECAUSE HE IS A WELL KNOWN CELEBRITY!!!

    • oio

      u cant be that stupid,the feds aint grab him cause somebody knew him thats plain bullsh*t sad to see he couldnt use his brains instead of being weak for fast cash but fast cash has a higher price FREEDOM hey Biggs keep ya head up and ya butt cheeks even tighter

  • Anonymous

    itz funny how people here are quick to judge and never done anything with theyre lives....trust and believe Biggs aint hitch a ride from anyone...remember the person in front(jay) aint always that dude that REALLY that dude in the streets.rocafella would not be where thay are without him....Keep ya head up BIGGS

  • FourTrackFiasco

    I wonder if it the same Manny Slim Thug was talking about in his track "Fuck You"?

  • guerilla jones

    dang this fool deserves what ever he gets!!he had a chance that not many people get,and he cant even rap!!lol he hitched his wagon to the right star got paid,and then when the ride was over went back to the street?lol dumbass.

  • riqrude

    more like...this is what u go back to when them millions disappear...kids be yur own boss! Got respect for Biggs he wasnt a clown like Dame!!! RiQRuDe@youtube.com

  • James

    If this is true, how stupid can a MF be?

  • Nico 3

    Controlled the marijuana market in NYC. Why, was coke taken? This should be a bigger headline than it is, but when I listen to old Jay albums, I hear him talking about cocaine.

  • Anonymous

    The feds will tell Kareem "Biggs" Burke to lie on Jay-Z to get a deal just like they did Lil Boosie

  • Anonymous

    Ain't that something...ANd everybody gave Jay hell for leaving Dame and Biggs, him and Dame woulda been charged too if they was still running with him. The media woulda had a field day bringing Jay down even if he didn't have nothing to do with it, but by asssociation.

  • Truthenola

    HMMM....funny how this shit is happening now to Dame and Biggs,. and people wondered why Jay bounced.,,Jay at this point in his life is Legit money, why he wanna be fucking with drug money and stupid broke ass Dame,.Jay is a profit that can see the future,.

    • Asafo

      Well if having your own art/recording/hang out studio where Curren$y, Mos Def, The Cool Kids, Stalley, Big K.R.I.T, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae..etc come to chill is broke...then broke is what I wanna be..

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  • Swamp Thang

    Jay-Z probably snitched.

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