Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

“You let your shit bubble quietly…then you blow!”

To call Kareem “Biggs” Burke a “silent partner” would be an understatement. Throughout the roughly 10 year reign of Roc-A-Fella Records, the general public probably heard this guy open his mouth once or twice, if that. I actually spoke to him on the phone a couple of times, and he seemed like a good dude. In any event, it looks like the Feds are gonna be trying to get him to spill his guts:

The NY Post reports:

Kareem “Biggs” Burke, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, which launched the career of superstar rapper Jay-Z, was among 43 people arrested today in a massive drug sweep spanning from New York to South Florida, authorities said.

Also nabbed was Matthew Stang, a writer and senior ad rep at High Times magazine, a well-known chronicle of chronic culture.
“In the case of the High Times employee, it’s a case of art imiitiating real life,” said Jim Hayes special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Burke was nabbed early this morning by ICE agents at his home in North Bergen, NJ, Hayes said.
The 18-month investigation into the vast narcotics network – headed by Geovanny “Manny” Rodriguez Perez – resulted in $1 million in seized profits and 177 pounds of marijuana, Hayes said.
At least another seven people are expected to be arrested as a result of the operation, dubbed “Green Venom,” he said. Investigators used state and federal wiretaps to catch the drug smugglers, authorities said.

According to the Post these guys “controlled the marijuana market in NYC”. I don’t know how accurate that is, but in any event, Biggs is looking at some pretty hefty legal bills over the next couple of years. Not to be selfish, but I hope this doesn’t cause a drought in the Tri-State…


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77 Responses to “Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke Arrested on Federal Drug Charges”

  1. G7 Says:

    *Hov laugh*

  2. Don Vincenzo Says:

    Not to be selfish, but I hope this doesn’t cause a drought in the Tri-State…
    ^

    This Nigga Here

  3. mCb Says:

    so all this to get some weed people…

    good thing the kids wont get this stuff, only crack, meth, heroine, dust, booze…

  4. YaBoy88 Says:

    Not to be selfish, but I hope this doesn’t cause a drought in the Tri-State…

    ^

    noooooooo! shits real.

  5. CiCi The Intern Says:

    the strong move quiet and the weak start riots… but for weed?

  6. cASHMERE cAVALLI aka sNOWbUNNY sAMPSON Says:

    if this rap shit don’t work out it’s back to the block (c) Every rapper that’s has hustled

  7. mCb Says:

    and dont worry Eskay, Boston got all the weed you need.

    Id sya isnt “blank” always holdin it down in NYC, but im no e-snitch

  8. why? Says:

    No wonder Dame and them other dudes at his place got all that weed…

  9. London Bloke Says:

    Iceberg in 5,4,3…

  10. Jersey*made*me Says:

    You’re always talking about someone New Jersey,that’s not nice and you know it. You should always treat others kindly. You know what? I’m done New Jersey,you’re being such a dick to me.

    #Troubleshootergems

  11. Deep North Says:

    Im confident both those niggas sold their watches by now.

  12. Remixznflow Says:

    # Don Vincenzo Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Not to be selfish, but I hope this doesn’t cause a drought in the Tri-State…
    ^

    This Nigga Here

    ^
    i laughed…

  13. mCb Says:

    biggs=omar gooding

  14. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    # Jersey*made*me Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    You’re always talking about someone New Jersey,that’s not nice and you know it. You should always treat others kindly. You know what? I’m done New Jersey,you’re being such a dick to me.

    #Troubleshootergems

    ^*yeah, word, co-sign*

  15. hl Says:

    Isn’t weed was legal now?

  16. mCb Says:

    that wild and crazy kid

  17. Remixznflow Says:

    # Deep North Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Im confident both those niggas sold their watches by now.

    ^
    sad really…

  18. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Iceberg in 5,4,3…

    ^^

    That nigga in that drug store tearing shit up right now,lol.

    “We at Rite Aid would like to regrettably inform our valued customers that Iceberg is no longer with us.”

    -Spokesperson

  19. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Don’t worry Jerz, child support check is in the mail.

  20. G7 Says:

    >>Iceberg in 5,4,3…

    ^this. ni66a bout to drop everything he’s doing.

  21. Leonard Washington aka Nahrights' Nigga of the year Says:

    they going hard on weed out there! niggas out west smoke and sell stress whithout any stress fuck them feds

  22. London Bloke Says:

    Iceberg just threw the apron off, told the manager of the walmart pharmacy he got diarrhea and runnig to the bathroom to comment on his 1st generation iphone

  23. why? Says:

    They found a two-year-old strangled to death
    With a Love Daddy shirt on in a bag on the top of the steps
    Police blowin’ niggas, narcs and judges
    Me and son had beef, I had to murk him we supposed to be brothers
    ‘Cause he came home frontin feelin’ like I owe him somethin’
    ‘Cause I’m getting’ money, drive a lil’ somethin’ somethin’
    Lanay got AIDs, 5 kids smoked out
    House is brick, bills haven’t been paid in days
    Her Brooklyn man’s a molester
    Court case and the crime’s raisin’
    Swastikas on the church, they Satan
    Holiday season is here and I’m vexed
    Who the fuck made Christmas up and fuckin’ broke it?
    Ain’t makin’ no sense
    Newports is $7.50, a box of Huggies is off the meat rack
    She’s back, thirty days, she relapsed
    Our troops need to leave Iraq
    And rap niggas need to go on strike
    So we can get more cash, ’cause

    ^

    Ghost >>>

  24. hl Says:

    Burke was nabbed early this morning by ICE agents at his home in North Bergen, NJ, Hayes said.

    ^No way.

  25. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Don’t worry Jerz, child support check is in the mail.

    ^^

    You can’t do no better than this? You’ll fuck up a cry at a funeral with this bullshit.

  26. Don Vincenzo Says:

    Biggs is prolly quietly celebrating cuz they aint catch him wit none a that Yola im sure he got a hand in…

    And Roff at the thought of them pawnin they watches, but it was prolly just Dame… Dame = Sam Rothestein

    Biggs = Nicky Santoro

  27. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    # Jersey*made*me Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Don’t worry Jerz, child support check is in the mail.

    ^^

    You can’t do no better than this? You’ll fuck up a cry at a funeral with this bullshit.

    ^STFU nigga.

  28. Remixznflow Says:

    smh…

  29. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Iceberg just released a statement:

    “I can’t fool arownd wit no moore medasin todae”

  30. Leonard Washington aka Nahrights' Nigga of the year Says:

    Iceberg just finished slobbing the camel’s nob and now he’s on his way back to his desk at the livenation phone center.

  31. mCb Says:

    why? Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    They found a two-year-old strangled to death
    With a Love Daddy shirt on in a bag on the top of the steps
    Police blowin’ niggas, narcs and judges
    Me and son had beef, I had to murk him we supposed to be brothers
    ‘Cause he came home frontin feelin’ like I owe him somethin’
    ‘Cause I’m getting’ money, drive a lil’ somethin’ somethin’
    Lanay got AIDs, 5 kids smoked out
    House is brick, bills haven’t been paid in days
    Her Brooklyn man’s a molester
    Court case and the crime’s raisin’
    Swastikas on the church, they Satan
    Holiday season is here and I’m vexed
    Who the fuck made Christmas up and fuckin’ broke it?
    Ain’t makin’ no sense
    Newports is $7.50, a box of Huggies is off the meat rack
    She’s back, thirty days, she relapsed
    Our troops need to leave Iraq
    And rap niggas need to go on strike
    So we can get more cash, ’cause

    ^

    Ghost >>>

    ^^^
    that song is one of my favorites off the album, yuea def top 2-3.

    That verse is amazing.

    that song is legit, the hook and all..

  32. Remixznflow Says:

    how yall do that strike through?

  33. Don Vincenzo Says:

    “I can’t fool arownd wit no moore medasin todae”

    ^
    Typed in the blubbery cry voice LOL

  34. moresickaMC Says:

    with all the money frm rocafella this dolt is still sellin weed?

    smartenupbiggs

  35. Troyvul Says:

    Remixznflow Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    how yall do that strike through?

    ^
    STFU

  36. London Bloke Says:

    Remixznflow Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    how yall do that strike through?

    ^

    [strike] what you want to strike [/strike]

    Replace the [

    make sure you close

  37. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    it was all good just a week ago

  38. mCb Says:

    seriously
    tell me biggs doesnt looklike omar gooding

  39. Don Vincenzo Says:

    Sometimes niggas cant get out the game…

    The rush is JUST as addictive as the controlled substance whatever it may be..

  40. London Bloke Says:

    Remix

    Swap the b in bolding with strike holmes

  41. why? Says:

    rapradar.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/fiasco_friday_1.jpg?w=540&h=405

    As promised, Lupe Fiasco fans are coming together today to celebrate the March 8, 2011 release date of Lasers. Initially the gathering was to protest against the delay of the project. The photos were taken near Central Park, but the mob is expected to bring their show to Atlantic Records’ door step. We’ll keep you updated.
    ^

    SMH.

  42. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    # Remixznflow Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    how yall do that strike through?

    webmonkey.com/2010/02/html_cheatsheet/

    ^This will help

  43. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Iceberg just released a statement:

    “I can’t fool arownd wit no moore medasin todae”

    ^^

    I cried a real tear typing this. That’s gotta be a first.

    I’m out yall. @Trouble get your panties out your ass nigga,it’s just jokes and you damn sure can’t whoop my ass.

    1

  44. hl Says:

    STRIKE

  45. London Bloke Says:

    Mexican education fell off even further

  46. b Says:

    this is shawn carters fault.

  47. Remixznflow Says:

    # Troyvul Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Remixznflow Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    how yall do that strike through?
    ^
    STFU

    fuck you…

  48. London Bloke Says:

    >>>>Being after work on a Friday

    This damned project management report + Nah = SMH

  49. Remixznflow Says:

    word.

  50. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    They didn’t sell their watches.

    They sold their stock in the watch company.

    Harlem niggas >>>>>>>>>>>>

  51. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    # Jersey*made*me Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Iceberg just released a statement:

    “I can’t fool arownd wit no moore medasin todae”

    ^^

    I cried a real tear typing this. That’s gotta be a first.

    I’m out yall. @Trouble get your panties out your ass nigga,it’s just jokes and you damn sure can’t whoop my ass.

    1

    ^Of course, lol. I really do wish you the best. If you really are unemployed, keep your head up fam. Bless in your journey.

  52. why? Says:

    this is shawn carters fault.

    ^

    Not everything is camels fault. Some dudes are just stupid.

  53. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    and you damn sure can’t whoop my ass.

    ^lol. Send that plane ticket then nigga.

  54. Remixznflow Says:

    # London Bloke Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    >>>>Being after work on a Friday

    This damned french fry management + Nah = SMH

    ^
    didnt know you could be on nah and work the grease at the same time..

    applaud your multitasking skills…

  55. Remixznflow Says:

    If you really are unemployed, keep your head up fam. Bless in your journey.

    ^
    i made that up…

  56. bIG_SETH Says:

    *daps remix & loondon*

    @london, stop hating on my network game. LOL.

    How else these motherfuckers gonna know my name…

    Seth aka the illest-straighter (c)me. LOL

  57. London Bloke Says:

    STFU and add more rice to my burrito holme boy

  58. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    If you really are unemployed, keep your head up fam. Bless in your journey.

    ^
    i made that up…

    ^Damn you remix, lol.

  59. mCb Says:

    i get the gov’t wanting their piece of the profits, but otehr than that…

    make them pay 50% taxes on it, then gtive the rest to rehab programs/charities, let em walk, fine em, whatever

    or we can put them away in prison for weed.

    now if they have violence in connection, its diff, but seriously, just make money off weed “crime” and call it a day.

  60. bIG_SETH Says:

    tinyurl.com/34osv2d
    ^

    *DEAD*

  61. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    >>>>Being after work on a Friday

    This damned project management report + Nah = SMH
    ^
    say word? in the uk they refer to unclogging toilets as project management, fancy

    don’t forget to include all the plungers used, that’s a tax write off

  62. London Bloke Says:

    Yo the only thing i unclog is your girls pipes E

  63. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    they’re even allowing serfs to use computers now, smh

  64. London Bloke Says:

    Roffle i havent typed anything except on Nah for atleast half an hr

    Home Time

    Safe weekend Nahkis

    …1

  65. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Peace Bloke.

  66. b Says:

    damien renegaded nas on patience.they dropped a lot of gems on that cd.

  67. Eighty's Baby Says:

    Damn man, this is a trip. So Biggs was selling weed all this time eh? Meanwhile out here on the west coast the governator just decriminalized the shit. They are really taxing yall out there.

  68. Nahruto Uzumaki Says:

    BOW! BOW! BOW!

  69. Nahruto Uzumaki Says:

    *Daps TS1900*

  70. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    *Daps Nahruto Uaumaki*

  71. IN_SITE Says:

    sounds stange dude already made good millions with music that be backwards as hell

  72. Kufi smacks Says:

    Met a nigga from NY Bout two weeks ago, and he told me that niggas is paying 20 bucks for 0.3 grams in NY.

    0.3 grams? thats like a Kush nickel sack.

    Ny/50 sacks are Cali 18/20 Sacks…

    All i need is one trip with the Right connect and im on…

  73. lANEkIFFIN*cAINsNIFFIN*lANEsWITCHIN Says:

    dam thats a bad situation. All over some fuckin trees that grew out the earth smh

  74. Van Sertima Says:

    Damn Reem.

  75. Kufi smacks Says:

    Biggs been slangin…

    Years ago he was caught with a bunch of Sour plants in house

  76. lANEkIFFIN*cAINsNIFFIN*lANEsWITCHIN Says:

    Its a bad day for NY all across the board tho…

    #Rangers

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