Former Roc-A-Fella Records owner Damon “Dame” Dash has spoken out on longtime friend Kareem “Biggs” Burke serving time behind bars and why more people should show support.
Although Dash did not name-drop anyone, he admitted handfuls of Biggs’ comrades need to look out for him.
“He’s doing time and he’s doing it like a gentleman. I’m not too satisfied with the support of other people that he’s looked out for over the years,” Dame said in an interview. “I’m not happy with that. … He’s going to do his time like a man, he’s not going to tell on anybody, he’s not going to complain and that’s what he’s doing. … We talk every day, we send pictures but I’m just really disappointed in the core of people. … To anybody that’s doing all right that Biggs’ help, if they’re not volunteering to look out for him, then they’re dark and they’re evil and that’s foul and that’s definitely not Harlem.” (RapFix)
Dame also discussed putting together his “Free Biggs” clothing line to help get the Roc co-founder through his stint.
“They can get it from DDPoppington.com and that’s it right there,” Dash added when asked where fans could purchase “FREE BIGGS” clothing. “The proceeds go to Biggs. If you ever buy something, I got your e-mail, he knows who bought it and he knows who didn’t buy it.” (RapFix)
Dame posted a “FREE BIGGS” shirt onto his Instagram page in mid-March.
“Rp @raquelmhorn #freebiggs ddpoppington.com,” Dash captioned with the link for followers to purchase the apparel on March 18. (Dame Dash’s Instagram)
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)
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