Kareem "Biggs" Burke, former friend of hip hop superstar/mogul Jay-Z and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, was sentenced yesterday (June 4th) to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute over 100 kilos of marijuana. The former music executive was caught in "Operation Green Venom," a federal drug sting.
According to reports, more than 50 people were arrested in the bust.
Alongside Jay and Damon Dash, Burke co-founded Roc-A-Fella in the mid-90s. The label met with success until the trio split in 2004. Upon sentencing, Burke told Manhattan Federal Court Judge Loretta Swain that she would never see him in court again.
"Nothing personal, but I'm going to keep you to that promise," Swain said.