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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Toni Was this review helpful? Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members struck fear in a city. 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 fxll used to stop the drugs from coming into the country then there would be nothing to sell.
This book was an incredible story how the family was so well organized for many years. If the myth of BMF is really as great as they are said to be the author did her part in making the myth better than it was before.
I would have preferred to hear more from those involved and less from what is on the anf. At this point, though, I’d still be interested in hearing the personal account of either Flenory brother. I’d love to ask them, if they could do it all over again, would they? I enjoyed this book. More About This Book. Viewed from his exile on the second floor of the St.
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snd I plan on doing a little more research into the story. Posted Fri Feb 04 It’s an excellent read and didn’t take me long to read. Shalhoup, as if tired herself by her own characterless neutral reporting, quickly wraps the story up toward the end with what inevitably is for the reporter the end of the story– imprisonment.
The Almighty Black P Stone Their investigation into Meech was simply too thin.
BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family
NG84 Posted Tue Aug 31 He is described as more fraternal and caring than his brother Terry, who is described as manipulative and paranoid. His only option was to do it big.
It was easy to read. First Edition Edition number: Thanks for telling us about the problem. I would have preferred to hear more from those involved and less from what is on the record.
Report this review Thank you, this review has been flagged. Clearly not simply money for the sake of accumulation.
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Yet a more profound schism developed with their success. Their father worked as many as two jobs at a time to provide for the family. In my opinion both books were good.
Start reading In the early s, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Terry “Southwest T,” rose up from the slums of Bih to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: Sep 26, Christie rated it did not like it. Respect the Jux Frank C. Dall slips from behind that transformative smile, peeks around a pair of otherwise warm and engaging eyes. To see what your friends ane of this book, please sign up. I also found the chapters to be disjointed. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.
One for myself and two to give away. 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.
On the outside, he was used to getting what he wanted. What the book lacked in 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.
When the brothers began clashing inthe flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. At least he flexed a little muscle, bore a little infl uence.
BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family by Mara Shalhoup
Terry tried to keep a low profile, while Meech found the lure of the high life irresistible. Mara Shalhoup Pages: Refresh and try again. If you can look beyond the street life of everyone involved in this story, there are plenty of life lessons to be learned. Waste of tue Could of easily been shortened by pages. Posted Mon Jul 21 See All Sort by: Just the recognition that back in the beginning, when no one else was paying much attention, he was the one who helped float them.
Anonymous Posted Mon Apr 22 Meech himself says that his most cherished memories come from his experiences with Young Jeezy while he was blowing up. Also somewhat amazing is the the length of time the Od cocaine cartel sustained itself in Atlanta and other cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles before coming to an end.
When the brothers began clashing inthe flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry.