DJ Big Mike Arrested For Music Piracy

Michael Willcox better known as DJ Big Mike, was arrested last week and charged with music piracy. After a two year investigation, surveillance teams finally caught he and his brother in the act of distributing illegal CDs. More arrests are going to be made in the coming weeks.

The investigation began with the Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group that sent its own team of investigators to conduct a surveillance of a suspected “burner lab” at 27 Stetson Place in Danbury where pirated CDs were alleged being made and distributed, according to the affidavit.

The trade group is comprised of record companies that create, manufacture and distribute about 85-percent of all legitimate sound recordings made and sold in the United States, according to the affidavit. Three investigators from RIAA began the surveillance in Feburary of 2009.

The investigators allegedly followed a 1995 Ford Explorer registered to Willcox from his Danbury home to a residence at 12 George St., Mount Vernon, NY, which was suspected of supplying the materials and equipment used to manufacture recordable CDs and DVDs, according to the affidavit.

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  • Sam I Am

    Fuck the RIAA

  • http://f Jimmy

    What a fool. You gotta be smart about that man

  • surface 2 Air

    Big Whoop DeeDoo… why should I care? Bombs are being dropped on Libya and Palestine. Africa is being raped by China and Europeans… A million plus black men fill US prisons, the black murder rate is at a all time high, and black people are starving and struggling in the streets of AmeriKKKa.

    This story is not news… it is a failure!

  • toad3527

    never heard of him. good to see fellow white ;people on this site tho

  • http://errolgames.com Errol Games

    They still arrest people for that? #WhereTheyDoDatAt

  • http://latimes.com philly lawyer

    THIS THAT BS.

    FIND A COP; FIND A BULLY.

    ARRESTING DJ’S FOR PIRACY, WHILE WEINER IS SENDING LEWD PICS, LUPE IS SAYING DUMB THINGS, AND RAP RADAR’S POST OF JOJO IS MAKING ME SICK.

    THIS WHOLE WORLD IS OUT OF ORDER.

    AND THAT TUPAC CONFESSION IS A HOAX… DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE.

    SOMEBODY IS GETTING CLOSE TO FINDING OUT THE REAL KILLER AND THEY’RE THROWING THE REST OF THE PUBLIC OFF WITH THIS REPORT.

    OH YEAH… I’M BACK AND BLACKER THAN EVER… HOWEVER…

    PLEASE START THE HATE ON MY COMMENT. THE TRUTH HURTS, I KNOW.

  • Black Shady

    Aint he the fuck nigga who leaked Banks supposed-to-be sophomore album “The Big Withdrawal” ?

    FUCK THAT NIGGA!

  • Soul_Assasin

    #spellcheck “caught he and his brother…”
    Where are your credentials?!

  • Sam I Am

    @black shady

    wasnt that the groupies he fucked in the threesome that leaked that shit?

  • RC

    That would be #grammar check, all those words are Spelled correctly….. lol…. I caught you pretending to be smart.

    They need to arrest the entire hood then, everybody and I mean everybody got blank CDs with Sharpie Writing on them.

    If they start checking those cheap bootleg iPods man, people are going down in droves.

  • http://www.pottstreet.com Gusto

    I mean it’s not like the RIAA raped thousands of artists for their hard earned talent, creativity and musical works in order to line their own fat packets. Nah, they don’t do that do they. SMH.

    Shit is weak and a waste of time. Talking about clutching at straws. The RIAA is on some B.S. Man up, quit whinging that you ain’t selling any CD”s and admit to us all that you are actually making an absolute shitload more money through super cheap online delivery of music & ringtones!

    G

  • SMH8

    Shit.. I live in mount vernon..

  • dopie
  • dlist

    fatty needs to learn the hard way

  • http://www.cloutonline.com j. anaya @ CLOUT Magazine

    The most disturbing part of this is that taxpayers payed for the servalience of this bullshit.

    Who still buys cd’s anyway?

  • http://twitter.com/MrB0AT @MrB0AT

    It’s going to be a bad summer. They still arrest people for this??
    http://twitter.com/MrB0AT

  • Ryan

    That’s where Big Mike went. But they are arresting people for burning CDs??? Is this really cracking down on music? The world has moved digital, so should the RIAA

  • Always Get The Bootleg

    Damn maybe I should stop downloading Hangover 2 but its got 20 minutes left, fuck it……. And its 2011 and this guy had a 1995 Ford Explorer and he’s a D.J.? No wonder why he was doing that shit

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  • Black Shady

    @ Sam I Am ; the story i heard/read was that the bitch sold it to Big Mike

  • whitedelight

    LMAO @Always Get The Bootleg

    he was rocking it old school

  • atlryder

    @Always Get The Bootleg

    You obviously missed the part of the article were it says he made $600,000 in 3 years (07-09) and his house was in his name. Explorer just to ride low and for deliveries I’m sure. When you cakin’ off like that, you on gonna be on the radar. He was part of a sweep a few years ago and laid low. Then came back. The rules and punishments of piracy have changed drastically since Obama got in office.

  • N:Y:C:NIGGA

    Thats right nigga,stop downloading,share and steal music you punk.Koolie is next

  • Sc_r

    I agree.. this is a waste of taxpayer money.. those same artists on those CDs would run to him to put their music out shit even some of those record execs.. they really got him because of that 600k he made if that’s their number the real one waaay higher

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  • Sam I Am

    @black shady

    gotcha

  • Always Get The Bootleg

    @ atiryder, no i didnt miss that part of the article, but i do appreciate you taking the time to give us the Frank Lucas aspect of his operation

  • Jaymalls

    Shit… i live in Mt. Vernon too. That shit was like 4 blocks away from the crib!

  • belly

    ha! after about 10 years of hearin about him, i just found out he’s white…. LMAO

  • Black Shady

    ^

    Seriously me too! haha always thought it was a fat black guy LOL

  • wickwickwack

    is that the same big mike that has been releasing D block music the last years
    he had hot tapes during the mixtape era

  • Jack Mehoof

    lol nygga was driving a 95 Explorer…lol foh

  • slick

    take notes mr cee this as an honorable way for a dj to get arrested

  • mmkayy

    looool

  • novakaine

    I just find it funny they set up survelience in 09 an barely arrested him last week now if that isnt a waste of tax payers money

  • http://www.mydj.org.uk/ dj

    Thanks for this informaiton, music piracy is all around us how do thing most mobile disco djs get their music

  • GTFO

    They arrested him because he made too much money off of it. It’s a shame.

  • Chan

    1st of all, who is this guy? is he famous or just some random guy? I know a shit ton of bootleggers. What makes this guy special

    2nd of all, for everyone who says that this is not news and that there are bigger problems in the world, don’t go to a music news website. That pisses me off so bad. Yes there are problems in africa. If you want to read about africa then go to cnn.com. If you want to read about music piracy and other related items then go to a site like rapradar. Yall are fucking stupid. This is news. It is music news.

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