Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke Makes First Public Appearance After Being Released from Prison
Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke is now free after spending five years in prison on drug conspiracy charges.
It's unclear when the businessman was released from prison but he made his first public appearance at the opening for Fourth of November, a Brooklyn-based custom jean manufacturing company. Cam’ron, Pusha T, DJ Clark Kent and Jay Z-associate Emory Jones were in attendance as well at the event last Thursday (Jan. 21).
Biggs, who also goes by Hoffa, was arrested in 2010 after authorities found two million dollars in cash and over 200 pounds of high grade pot on him in a sting called Operation Green Venom. In 2012, he plead guilty to conspiring to distribute 100 kilos of marijuana from South Florida to New York.
Rumors spread last November that Biggs was out but it's nice to finally confirm he's a free man. We hope he can get back on track and continue to be the mogul that he is.
Along with Damon Dash and Jay Z, Biggs founded Roc-A-Fella and resided over it until it was sold to Universal Music Group in 2004.
It seems he's just getting started again. "4th of November Artist Series last week was lit, and we're just getting started," read the caption of a photo from the event with Biggs and some notable people. "2016 is going to be a great year!!" read another.
Check out some more photos of the Fourth of November event below.