Roc-A-Fella Records founder and film producer Kareem “Biggs” Burke is teaming up with Valence Media for a new production deal.
Burke and his production company Bolo Media, with Bolo’s head of development and strategic partnerships, Wally Eltawashy, will be pairing with Valence Media on several TV and film projects that are set to be announced in upcoming months. Burke and Eltawashy recently worked together on HBO’s “O.G.” which stars Jeffrey Wright, as well as the HBO documentary “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It.” Both projects will air this month.
“A great friend of mine, Datwon Thomas, introduced me to the Valence Media team and they share the same business views as I do; that relationships are more significant than the transaction,” said Burke. “After considering some great opportunities it became clear to me after meeting with everyone at Valence that this was the right collaboration for me,” continues Burke. “Their family atmosphere reminded me of the Roc-A-Fella days, which made it easy for me to make the decision to partner with Valence and build something extraordinary.”
“We are really looking forward to our collaboration with Bolo Media,” says Valence Media. “Biggs is a terrific entrepreneur with great creative taste, and we could not be more excited for Valence to be his home.”
This news comes as Biggs announced his music business comeback since his time at Roc-A-Fella. He just signed Hitco artist SAINt JHN to his Circle of Success Management Company, an artist who wrote songs for #Usher, #Jidenna and #dvsn while creating his own mixtapes.