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.
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.
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Welcome home Biggs… Love these 2 https://t.co/4ZaBAO6yup
— Ebro Darden (@oldmanebro) January 24, 2016
Welcome Home Biggs!
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) January 25, 2016