Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke sentenced to five years in prison | News

Known for his work with Roc-A-Fella Records and having numerous shout outs on Hip Hop records, Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke has recently been known for less glamourous reasons after he was arrested along with 50 others during a police sting and was charged for conspiring to distribute marijuana. He was sentenced yesterday (Monday 4th June) to five years in prison.

Burke was caught in a sting named ‘Operation Green Venom’ that brought down a drug trafficking ring which is thought to be responsible for most of the marijuana sold in New York city. Burke’s charge was for conspiring to distribute over 100 kilos of marijuana.

After being sentenced to five years Burke vowed to the judge, Loretta Swain, that she would never see him in court again. She replied saying, “Nothing personal, but I’m going to keep you to that promise.”

Burke was partners with Jay-Z and Dame Dash, creating Roc-A-Fella records in the 90s but the trio parted ways in 2004 after the label disbanded.

Source: HHDX

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