Kareem “Biggs” Burke Makes First Appearance Since Prison Release


Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke, co-founder of Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records is finally a free man.

Burke was arrested in 2010 for marijuana trafficking. In 2012, he was sentenced to five years after he pleaded guilty to assisting in distributing 100 kilos of the drug. In doing so, he was also forced to give up his $660,000 home in New Jersey among other possessions.

READ: Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

It’s still unclear to public knowledge when Burke was freed, but he was recently seen on Instagram at an event he threw in conjunction with clothing company, Fourth Of November, which he also creates for. Biggs was all smiles in the various pictures alongside industry friends like Pusha T and former Roc-A-Fella artist Cam’ron.

Burke played a major role in Roc-A-Fella’s inception, with Jay Z and Dame Dash. He was one of the main men responsible for helping Jay release his debut album, Reasonable Doubt. Also, he helped the label sign the likes of Juelz Santana, Cam’ron, Memphis Bleek, Freeeway and Kanye West.

READ: Dame Dash Slams Kanye West’s Lack Of Support For Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder

Caught on camera! A Celebration of new ventures… @fourthofnovember #WelcomeHomeBiggs

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2016 is going to be a great year!! #fonartistseries #4thofnovember #dusse #mamasushi #tonniesminis #footaction #eastmencollective

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#Hoffa & Emory #WelcomeHomeBiggs Toast to New beginnings

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