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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Jul 24, Dolapo rated it it was ok. The average reader will spend 5 hours and 41 minutes reading BMF: Please enter a valid alpha numeric character. Ultimately, it was an organization that would end with its founders, Terry and Demetrius, in prison along with many of its members.

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Posted Mon Dec 26 Flawless28 Posted Sat Apr 23 His only option was to do it big. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. The wiretappings of the kingpins voices as well as the number of bodies attached to members of this crew wer Big Meech: I enjoyed this book. However, police in Atlanta took Meech’s high profile personally-he enjoyed leasing “BMF” billboards and justifying himself in promotional DVDs-and this, along with the grisly violence committed by his associates, made his downfall inevitable.


This was my first nook book and I truly enjoyed it.

The Almighty Black P Stone The wiretappings of the kingpins voices as well as the number of bodies attached to members of this crew were sure signs of pending disaster.

You entered an invalid character [! What the book lacked risd personal information, for example interviews with family members or childhood friends and individual psychological analysis, it partially made up with coverage of the practical and operational aspects of the business. At times it read like a news report. View all 3 comments. Nonetheless, this information is well marshalled and presented in a coherent and understandable manner, which is no mean feat given the intricacy and secrecy of the network in ane.

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

It was an organization that would go beyond the boundaries of Detroit to include MissouriGeorgiaand California. By eise time the Bentleys were rolled out and the billboards went up and the rappers were invoking his name in top-ten hits, he was past the point of return.

May 17, Doug rated it really liked it. Mara Shalhoup did a very poor job of allowing the story to flow.

I have a slight fascination with true crime stories. They associated with some of the biggest names in meeech music and the celebrity world. Cars, houses and jewelry had to be put in the names of other people and, in some cases, paid for by them via laundered money.

Two weeks after state and federal agents descended on the White House and a month after a high-profile club shooting left Sean “P. Now he knows diff erent. I enjoyed the story. The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality 73, words.


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mech Want to Read saving…. The Flenorys were clearly smarter than the average thug. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all–a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales.

It’s an excellent read and didn’t take me long to read. Shalhoup examines each character in the federal prosecution’s comprehensive case, tracing their activities over many years, revealing a lifestyle of over-the-top glamour punctuated by random, brutal violence.

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

This was a good storyline, but there were a lot of characters to keep up with, and it made difficult to keep up with the storyline without referring to thee character list. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization’s weaknesses.

I suppose it is perhaps possible that more elaborate fronts did exist but have managed to be sheltered from investigation.