SAINt JHN signs a new management deal with Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke.
The Guyanese rapper/singer has been on the rise since last year, and now he is poised to do even bigger things with an alignment with a veteran in the music business. Biggs Burke, who is a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records, announced his grand return to the music business with his new venture called Success Management Company. His first signee is Hitco artist SAINt JHN.
According to Billboard, SAINt JHN started his music career as a songwriter penning songs for the likes of Usher, dvsn, and Jidenna. While writing songs for other artists, he was working behind the scenes to craft his own mixtape. Last year he released his solo debut effort, Collection One, which has been doing very well. Since dropping the project, the Guyanese rapper clocks in 150 million streams across all major streaming platforms.
Burke has been missing from the music scene for almost a decade and a half after selling his shares in Roc-A-Fella thirteen years ago and left the company. He co-founded the successful label with Damon “Dame” Dash and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. He executive produced every album released by the label which went on to sell more than 60 million copies.
As recent as 2017, Burke did an interview on The Breakfast Club where he opened up about his wish to stay out of the music business. But after having an impromptu music listening session with SAINt JHN, he appears to have a change of heart.
“The night [Roc Nation co-founder Tyran Smith], played a preview of SAINt JHN’s new abum, I drove home listening to Collection One and had an immediate sonic connection to his music,” Burke said.
SAINt JHN, whose real name is Carlos St. John, says he spent most of his life between Guyana and Brooklyn where he started crafted his music career. “I started making records for myself, I put out some records, saw very very minimal success and then opportunity came, and I started songwriting,” he said.