Kush-Chronicles: Jay-Z’s Ex Business Partner Popped For Making Drugs His New Hustle

- By Bossip Staff

No, not Dame. The one you forgot existed.

Dang! Times must have been real hard for the non-rapping, non-dancing co-founder of Roc-A-Fella since the split in ’06.

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.

And even in this new venture, Biggs couldn’t manage to be the top dog.

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.

At least another seven people are expected to be arrested as a result of the operation, dubbed “Green Venom,” he said. Investigators used state and federal wiretaps to catch the drug smugglers, authorities said.

Over the last 20 years, Perez used violence to intimidate competitors, according to authorities.

“He has created a super drug distribution network that has controlled the marijuana market in NYC,” Hayes said.
Perez is suspected of being involved with the New York City drug trade since the 1990s — using couriers with vehicles to move the product and planes to transport the ill-gotten proceeds.

“It was transported in bulk from Florida to New York. From there it was divvied up among three main cells in the NYC-area and distributed to their clients,” Hayes said.

“Right now we are focused on taking down the network and, as the investigation continues, we want to make sure that other rival networks or other co-conspirators cannot use the same tools.”

When will these drug dealers stop using “Blow” and “Scarface” as a business model?

For all that shade Dame throws Camel‘s way, he clearly wasn’t making Biggs was living the life along with him.


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  • nana

    Wow is all I can say! Would luv to be a fly on Jay_z’s wall to hear wat he has to say!

    • Tha Truth

      You know. Lol.

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  • http://logicvigilante.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/kanyewestentourage1.jpg Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators

    He think he Big Meech…

    • http://logicvigilante.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/kanyewestentourage1.jpg Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators

      Larry Hoover…

      Whippin’ work, Hallelujah…

    • http://deleted Just Sayin

      You keep me cracking up!


  • http://www.showmestate.com 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS (A SPADE IS A SPADE)

    LEGALIZE IT!!!!!

  • Bitch pleeeeeeeease!!

    Jay-Z knows damn well he could’ve at least provided his man with a job so he wouldn’t have to slang. Damn….Black people need to stick together, not helping each other is the reason we’re in such a f#cked up state as a race.

    • Mrs. Rance

      His resume was tight. He could have gotten a good job if that was what he wanted. Jay ain’t gotta save everybody. Clearly the man don’t like being on the right side of the law.

  • williedynamite

    This is old news…Biggs been doing this…he got arrested for growing back in the 90s when he was still wit the Roc…but that was before blogs. lol


    All I gotta say is times are hard, sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do, but we also have to be prepared to suffer the consequences of our actions…..It’s a Hard-Knock Life !!!

  • foreallydoe

    @ slide

    Lol! That’s why dude was always so low key….

  • truth hurts huh ?

    Now I understand why Miami used Jay-Z image talking about gang reports. They maybe think he’s in…

  • redcora

    some of yall sound toooooo old to be readin this article

  • Erin

    Think I’m big meech, biggs burke, whippin work. Biggs was the real mccoy keep ya head up biggs.

  • MonieLuv88

    Late…Biggs been pushing drugs! I thought everybody knew that.

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  • babyme

    beeper was once a doctor or drug dealer fastest way to contact their patients.

  • QueenyBean

    Im not that old but I dont rock the cellys either, I personally dislike ANYTHING that allows ANYBODY to be able to track me down, it’s like telling folks “use this leash on me”

  • smokin as i type

    LEGALIZE MARIJUANA. that’s it.

  • http://www,Bossip.com madnewyorker914

    Damn, I thought Biggs was paid!!! Jay-z is a disloyal ni99a because if he would have never kicked Dame and Biggs to the curb, they would still be making that “ROC” money!!!

  • eat a d!ck

    dammit man! i had summa dat rocafella weed b4! dat ish was da TROOF! guess all good things must come 2 an end, plz show da same luv 2 my friends, dear summer! lol…

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    Jay Z won.

    Dash, Biggs, Jaz-O, all them brothers lost.

  • grammar goon

    >> For all that shade Dame throws Camel‘s way, he clearly wasn’t making Biggs was living the life along with him. >>


  • The Truth

    This is the main reason Jay Z cut them dudes loose. Jay Z not going to jeopardize something he worked hard to get, to allow another mans actions kill his dreams. I would of cut them dudes loose too. When u got major paper and in the spot light, u can’t be on that illegal ish.

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