Formed in mids Atlanta by ambitious, Detroit-born hustler Demetrius Big Meech Flenory, the Black Mafia Family controlled most of the. In the early s, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Terry ” Southwest T,” rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the. The story of Demtrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his legendary street crew, the Black Mafia Family (BMF), is the tale of a modern-day don who.

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We just handle the problem the best way we know how. I had watched a documentary about the BMF, but there is only so much that could be told in a short period of time. Like its title, it told the rise and fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family in a literary documentary style.

Posted Thu Oct 07 Yet a more profound schism tue with their success.

BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family by Mara Shalhoup

Names from Young Jeezy to Bobby Brown are all throughout the book. Two weeks after state and federal agents descended on fa,l White House and a month after a high-profile club shooting left Sean “P. Posted Sun Dec 12 At times it read like a news report.

Finally, I did like this book as the subject matter dise fascinating to me. What happened, he believes, was that he became far too fascinating to those who wanted to see him fail. Utilizing a high-stakes wiretap operation, the feds inched toward their goal of destroying the Flenory’s empire and ending the reign of a crew suspected in the sale of thousands of kilos of cocaine — and a half-dozen unsolved murders.


If in fact this story is made into a movie, it is my hope that someone writes an original screenplay for this dynamic and largely appealing street story.

That would somehow be more understandable.

Diddy’s name was mentioned throughout the book because of his first cousin being a lower level trafficker for Big Meech. I couldn’t wait until the book came out in early March The website will then calculate your reading speed and give you your WPM.

BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family

But what about before? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

For several years, Meech was a notorious figure in the nightclubs of Atlanta and Los Angeles, as he attempted to “rebrand” the BMF organization as a hip-hop label-among others, he was closely associated with acclaimed rapper Young Jeezy-while living a decadent “iced out” lifestyle.

I can’t say this book is really a biography, because the brothers didn’t write it, and they only have a small voice in the very beginning and toward the end. I immediatley went to barnesandnoble.

He claims to have boosted the careers of T.

BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family | Reading Length

Mara Shalhoup Pages: Posted Mon Jul 21 Just a moment bf we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They associated with some of mewch biggest names in rap music and the celebrity world. Martin’s Press Publication date: I never heard about the Organization until I read the book. As another rater mentioned the author will remind the reader of who a person is and what they did when mentioned in later chapters. Refresh and try again. Shalhoup had very detailed accounts of events that happen such the wire tap conversations and other details from both sides of the law.


Despite his best efforts, the family could not escape poverty. The cocaine industry is bigger and more entrenched than most people suspect; and sooner or later, no matter how glamorous, everybody goes down. Open Preview See a Problem? Ultimately, it was an organization that would end with its founders, Terry and Demetrius, in prison along with many of its members.

So he has meecn choice but to look down at me. Jul 23, Markeisha Mewch added it.

See All Sort by: Ironically, as state and federal law enforcement worked to build cases against them, Terry proved easier than Meech to snare via electronic intercepts. The title with Meech at the center belies the book’s real intention.

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