March 16, 2012


Roc-A-Fella Records Founder Going to Jail

Frank Micelotta
Frank Micelotta

Kareem "Biggs" Burke, who co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Dame Dash, is going to jail. He pleaded guilty on Thursday to marijuana trafficking charges and he faces at least five years in prison, the New York Daily News reports.

Burke was busted in October 2010 for conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. The charge was dropped to 100 kilos as part of a plea deal, in which Burke was forced to forfeit $660,000, his New Jersey home and his BMW 750. 

"Biggs" and more than 50 other people were busted in a federal drug sting called Operation Green Venom, which targeted a massive drug trafficking operation that dominated much of the weed sales in New York City. 

So, if you've noticed weed prices going up in the Big Apple, this might have something to do with it.

What do you think of Burke's sentencing? Are America's drug laws backwards, or does this drug dealer belong behind bars? Tell us in the comments below.