SOHH Whatcha Think: Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges + Yelawolf Opens Up About Near Death Injury
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 9:14AM
The Roc-A-Fella dynasty may be long gone, but two of its central figures, Dame Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke are back in the news.
Dash is being sued by Curren$y over some material Spitter claims wasn't to be released, but remember when Biggs caught that major weed case a while back? Well, it's back in the news and Burke has submitted a guilty plea to some serious charges.
Kareem Burke, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges, admitting to a plan to sell more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, NorthJersey.com is reporting.(NJ.com)
According to reports, he is to be sentenced later this year to a minimum of five years and a max of 40. D*mn. Cold world.
His sentencing is scheduled for May 18. The plea guarantees him a minimum of five years in prison, with up to 40 years possible. In his plea agreement, he has to forfeit $660,000, his home, $15,000 in cash that was seized from his home when he was arrested last year, and his 2010 BMW. Burke was caught in a marijuana drug ring sting in 2010 that charged more than 50 people.(NJ.com)
In other news ... Yelawolfhas finally opened up about his near fatal injury that took place during a concert recently. According to the rapper, >internal bleeding took his show to a screeching halt mid-performance.
Rushed to a Wisconsin hospital in a critical condition three-weeks ago, Shady Records rapper Yelawolf is now on the eve of his return to the stage and speaks with Rhyme & Reason Magazine on location in Sydney, Australia about the life threatening injury and his remarkable recovery. "I jumped into the crowd and I think I hit my back right on the button and ruptured my spleen. It just popped and I started bleeding internally," recalls the Alabama native. "I knew something was wrong immediately. The pain was crazy and I was rushed to the hospital. It was serious. I signed some serious paperwork over to the team of surgeons.(Rhyme and Reason)
The wolf man went on to add that the experience gave him a new perspective on life.
"The last 2 weeks have been pretty surreal, sitting in ICU with those f*ckin' plugs hooked-up to my body, and signing papers that say 'If you die, we're not responsible.' It put my life in check." Nursed back to health by his Canadian girlfriend, singer Fefe Dobson, Yelawolf is currently in Australia for his first national tour of the country.(Rhyme and Reason)
SOHH Watcha Think -- Are entertainers going too hard in the paint nowadays?
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