BMF - Mara Shalhoup


By Mara Shalhoup

  • Release Date: 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
From 204 Ratings


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. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all—a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales. 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 Young Jeezy and Fabolous. Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members created a cult of violence that struck fear in a city and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the drug underworld. Ruthlessness fueled BMF's rise to incredible power; greed and that same ruthlessness led to their downfall.

When the brothers began clashing in 2003, the flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization's weaknesses. 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.


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    By Fire man chaser
    Great book , it's sad the way society locks the Black Man out of financial gain . There are very few successful black men , who throw's the rope back into the neighborhood .. So our black men street hustle , until there caught and it's a repeat cycle ..
  • Good read

    By Jazzy of B-more
    The book was GREAT!!!!
  • BMF

    By Koleon The Christ
    This is a very good book) author covers everything. U won't be able to put down the book.
  • BMF

    By sneakerhead24
    Great book!
  • Good book

    By TuffJoo
    This is a good book. Seems to be somewhat on point with the facts surrounding the case of the Flenory Bros. and company. Easy read, there are a few dry spots but overall well written.
  • Great Book

    By Deshawn134
    I love reading about criminal enterprises and the people who have the ability to navigate their illegal activities around the law. Big Meech & BMF lived the most lavish lifestyle that money could afford. The ways they hid money was genius and I'm sure Meech still has a few million out up somewhere.
  • Great read......

    By A True Jill Scott Fan.
    I always wanted to know Jeezy's connection to BMF. Definitely recommend this book. I couldn't put it down.
  • Bmf

    By Dons of dons
    Great book thanks for the info on all of it and the way it went Down
  • BMF

    By Boss consultant
    Great read!! Lesson learned- don't be a snitch and don't talk on the phone. Big meech is the don mega.
  • Great book

    By Victorious 1
    What a great story! It is almost unbelievable to think that these two young black brothers could go so long without being detected by the Feds. That just shows you that if they used their intelligence for a legit business where they could of been right now. I mean they were larger then The Mob!