Went from Roc-A-Fella to not mentioned at all. From Reasonable Doubt to probably pleading “no contest.” That’s Kareem “Biggs” Burke path after being arrested as part of a major marijuana ring in NYC. The former rap mogul was pinched along with 40 others – including High Times staffer Matthew Stang – as a part of the sting. As print continues to dry up, journalists apparently have been hustling trees to make money on the side. As for Biggs, well, I bought a copy of Pilot Talk because I’d hate to see Dame popped for anything similar.
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.”
Read the full article at the NYPost.