D-Block Affiliate DJ Big Mike Arrested For Music Piracy After RIAA Raid
Several years after the famous DJ Drama raid, the RIAA reportedly cracks down on the New England mainstay and D-Block affiliate, after years of surveillance.
Popular mixtape deejay Big Mike was arrested in Danbury, Connecticut this week. The New England mixtape host, who has worked with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, D-Block, Max B and Lil' Kim, was apprehended with his brother this week, according to The Newtown Patch.
The veteran and his brother (known as Lil' Mike) had reportedly been under surveillance by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for over two years, documenting the deejay duplicating and selling copyrighted music from his Danbury home. A search warrant reportedly led to 3,500 CDs in the deejay's home, including music for resale by Lil Wayne, G-Unit and The-Dream.
In addition to music piracy, the two are charged with using an unauthorized shipping account from neighboring ESPN. A local police officer stated that sources have claimed that the deejay and his associates could be making as much as $30,000 per month.
Big Mike and his brother have yet to release a statement. The deejay is out on $1,000 bond, and is expected in court on June 21.