Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke Sentenced To 5 Years On Drug Trafficking Charges

Kareem "Biggs" Burke, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, has been sentenced to five years for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana.

Fans of Jay-Z's career and lyrics know the name Biggs. Kareem "Biggs" Burke has been name checked in many Rap records by Jay and by other artists. He was a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records along with Dame Dash and Jay-Z. However, Biggs' name is making the headlines for other reasons of late. According to the NY Daily News, Biggs was recently caught up in a drug sting that had 50 people arrested in an alleged trafficking ring and he has been sentenced to five years.

The drug sting, according to the paper, was called "Operation Green Venom." As noted, 50 people were arrested for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana. The city's Department of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the NYPD were all involved in the bust, along with the Special Narcotics Prosecutor's office. 

Biggs reportedly told Judge Loretta Swain that she wouldn't see him in court again. To this, the judge replied that there was "nothing personal" but that she would "keep" him "to that promise." 

Jay, Dame and Biggs broke ties in 2004 when Roc-A-Fella Records disbanded.  

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9 Comments

  • Yamz

    It's always the quiet ones

  • Anonymous

    Green Venom? Those faggot ass cops will burn in hell

  • j.k

    Now im european, but 100 kilos of weed dont really seem that much considering this is new york... and 5 years seems alot, no? I didnt even think the cops bothered anymore now that several states are softening the rules. But i guess the statistics still need to be delivered and i guess filling up jails is still big business in the land of the free. Mr. Carter couldnt send a decent lawyer his way?

    • Anonymous

      it's more than you have, clown.

    • murdock

      streets dont even talk about weed in kilos its by the pound so thats just stupid to begin with.coke talk is in kilos but never weed.the only reason they bust shit like this still is to find the money thats involved they dont give a fuck about keeping the streets clean of weed i promise that.they find the money get the bust and get a promotion...welcome to america

    • Anonymous

      Making too much money while Black is still illegal.

    • JustSayNo

      I agree that 100 kilos isn't that much in the grand scheme of things. With that said, the Feds don't fuck around these days. They are locking any and everyone up. I think he got off really easy if you ask me, people with no money would get way more time.

    • Anonymous

      kareem paper is long

  • Huey

    It's hip to be square.

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