News: Dame Dash Pays Homage To Fallen Roc-A-Fella Mogul

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 10:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon "Dame" Dash is not forgetting his past and has paid homage to jailed ex-business partner Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

Dame posted a "FREE BIGGS" shirt onto his Instagram page Tuesday (March 18).

"Rp @raquelmhorn #freebiggs ddpoppington.com," Dash captioned with the link for followers to purchase the apparel. (Dame Dash's Instagram)

According to Dame's DDPoppington.com website, the sweater retails for $200.

CEO Free Biggs French Terry Fleece - Black $200.00 Limited Edition "Free Biggs" French Terry Sweatshirt. THIS IS A CUT TO ORDER ITEM, SO PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS BEFORE SHIPPING. A percentage of the proceeds will go to charity. (DDPoppington)

The troubled rap executive received a five-year jail sentence in June 2012.

AN EX-PAL of rapper Jay-Z was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana. Kareem (Biggs) Burke, 38, was snared in a federal drug sting called "Operation Green Venom," which targeted a trafficking ring that controlled most of the wholesale pot market in the city. More than 50 people were arrested. (New York Daily News)

Biggs initially faced up to 40 years in jail for the high profile case.

Burke pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, in connection with his participation in a massive pot trafficking ring. As a result of the plea, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced May 18. (North Jersey)

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