Contact Us

Roc-A-Fella Founder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke Busted by Feds

Getty Images

Kareem “Biggs” Burke, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records along with Damon Dash and Jay-Z, was arrested earlier today in a federal drug sweep. The New York Post is reporting that Burke was one of more than 40 people arrested in a federal investigation called “Green Venom” that centers around Geovanny “Manny” Rodriguez Perez, allegedly a big time drug trafficker. Another alleged culprit arrested was Matthew Stang of High Times Magazine.

Burke was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at his home in North Bergen, NJ. With the involvement of agencies like ICE and the DEA, operation “Green Venom” has led to millions of dollars in seized drug money, including 177 pounds of marijuana, from a drug network running from Florida to New York. The irony is that although Burke has long been considered Roc-A-Fella‘s silent partner due to his steering clear of the spotlight, the 18-month investigation involved telephone wire taps. So someone was talking.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!