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BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family
In the early 1990s, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Terry “Southwest T,” rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. They socialized with music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2010)
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Brothers Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory built one of America's largest drug empires: the Black Mafia Family (BMF). The brothers started in Detroit and expanded to distributors in Atlanta, California, New York, D.C., Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and the Carolinas. After nearly a decade, BMF had hundreds of crew members, a fleet of expensive cars and millions of dollars in drug sales. They associated with some of the biggest names in rap music and the cele ...more
Now I see why they make songs about Big Meech, he is a Boss of all Bosses. I'm not condoning his lifestyle,however, if you have to be a drug lord than you might as well be extraordinary at it.. I really believe Mara Shalhoup painted a vivid picture of the legendary Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his younger brother Terry "Southwest T" Flenory. And the way Big Meech always seemed to lust for the spotlight and draw attention to his illegal lifestyle, I'm surprised he didn't have Shalhoup write ...more
Jan 29, 2011 Tia rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I liked the thick and deep voice of the reader for this audio book. I would've liked Mara to had of delved deeper into Big Meech and Terry's everyday dealings and maneuverings. She didn't really discuss their personal lives. I would've liked to know because how could any woman with children or without live in what seemed like constant chaos and fear. Overall, the audio held my attention and gave me a glimpse of the rise and fall of the "BMF".
i really wanted to learn more about Big Meech and not necessarily all the members of BMF (which is what happens). lots of great information and it's obvious that the author did her homework. yet still, this came across as more of a textbook than a page turner...