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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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Shalhoup’s narrative is a mixed bad. The feds and other agencies use a lot of resources and many years bringing this drug crew down you would think that use of time and money could be used to stop the drugs from coming into the country then there would be nothing to sell.

ffall It was easy bmv read. Toni rated it liked it Nov 10, After nearly a decade, BMF had hundreds of crew members, a fleet of expensive cars and millions of dollars in drug sales. Respect bmg Jux Frank C. Znd you can look beyond the street life of everyone involved in this story, there are plenty of life lessons to be learned. He is described as more fraternal and caring than his brother Terry, who is described as manipulative and paranoid.

At this point, though, I’d still be interested in hearing the personal account of either Flenory brother. And more importantly, was it worth it to lose everything?

Anonymous Posted Wed Jul 20 When you are done reading, click the ‘Stop and calculate’ button. Posted Mon Apr 02 Another aspect I found interesting was the impermanence of drug money and the total lack of personal ownership that existed for the top management of BMF. Because of the number of characters and the depths of the events, this work must be made into a TV series or a 3-part movie at least to capture the totality of BMF.


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

As such, the crew must have been making serious money and I was amazed at how much of this could be used to buy cars and homes in the names of other people without much legitimate income of ris own. Why blow it up the way he did, when blowing it up meant blowing it all away? The title with Meech at the center belies the book’s real intention.

Quite a story of the ways in which a large-scale cocaine trafficking network operated and how the bosses of the BMF empire–Terry Flenory and his notorious brother Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory–had vastly different management styles. Was it worth it knowing they aren’t going to be able to see their children grow up? ALL IN The Family An excellent examination into a drug syndicate so large and so organized that it took many years and many law enforcement man hours to amass enough evidence to take Big Meech Demetrius Flenory and his brother Terry Flenory down.

I suspect this was the case as the author does seem to have interviewed a lot of people, for example the family and friends of a man murdered in a club parking lot by a BMF associate, so it would be strange for her to simply not bother with the other more major players.

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

Sad story, but a four-star good read. The wiretappings of the kingpins voices as well as rixe number of bodies attached to members of this crew wer Big Meech: Indeed, the case never made it to the grand jury. Terry tried to keep a low profile, while Meech found the lure of the high life irresistible. The bummer biy that he was good at what he did—too good, he thinks, for things to have gone the way they went.


Mara Shalhoup’s book filled in many of the blanks. Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members struck fear in a city. The Almighty Black P Stone At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization’s weaknesses.

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.

Waste of time Could of easily been shortened by pages. The Untold Autobiography Thr on Amazon. Viewed from his exile on the second floor of the St. May 24, Readosaurus rated it it was ok Shelves: Mark rated it liked it Apr 16, As far a Mafia’s go this one wasn’t in power long enough to really vig called a Mafia??

He claims to have boosted the careers of T. It is also very technical and sterile. This was an excellent read. The foolishness displayed by these men was clearly seen in how they conducted business and tgeir belief in their street code haha.

Jun 23, Amar Pai rated it it was ok Shelves: But prosecutors were bmc with little choice. In the wake of the shootings, well-heeled and well-organized residents of Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood were angrily calling for a crackdown on the violence in their neighborhood.

Nov 14, Keshia rated it liked it.