"Biggs" starts a new management company after a 10-year hiatus.
Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke is back to doing what he knows best: grooming hip-hop talent to their finished form. After the big Roc-A-Fella shakeup saw the roster choose between a consortium led by Dame Dash and the camp led by Jay-Z, Kareem "Biggs" Burke watched his interest in the business slowly dissipate to a relative normlessness. But in the year 2019, "Biggs" is ready stage his comeback, with the signing of SAINt JHN to his new management company signaling the dawn of a new era. "Biggs" sat down with Billboard to discuss his modest projects for the new project titled: Circle of Success Management Company.
As he stated in an excerpt taken from the full-length interview, College Dropout and Late Registration were the last two projects "Biggs" had a hand in creating before he planning his retreat from the music biz on a whole. The ex-Roc-A-Fella mogul credits his new artist SAINt JHN with helping him rediscover his passion for managing talent.
"The night [Roc Nation's Tyran Smith], played a preview of SAINt JHN's new album, I drove home listening to Collection One and had an immediate sonic connection to his music," "Biggs" told Billboard with regards to his new signing and how it impacted his return to music on a profound level.
While Circle of Success may very well mark the long overdue return of Kareem "Biggs" Burke to an industry he regarded as a resting ground for X amount of years, the former Roc-A-Fella CEO has business holdings in other fields too: fashion, film, and TV. In fact, two of his scripted productions were picked up by HBO in the latter part of 2018.