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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Anonymous Posted Mon Apr 22 Basically, the Chaos gun battle wasn’t the type of crime the Fulton County D. Available on NOOK devices and apps. Shalhoup’s narrative is a mixed bad. Nov 14, Keshia rated it liked it.

Drug Enforcement Administration were able to take what they learned from the White House search and combine it with other information they’d already unearthed. The book is full of interesting information and name-dropping, though was sometimes repetitive in events. He love for cars and jewelry, shared by his brother, also seem to have been a serious motivating factor.

I immediatley went to barnesandnoble. It was an organization that would go beyond the boundaries of Detroit to include Missouri, Georgia, and California. I gise just hope that anyone reading this, especially young people who are always out here chasing the dollar, that viewing the lives of the Flenory brothers might teach mewch something.

For now we are still left wondering who is Meech and Terry and what is the real story behind the story of the incredulous BMF legend. Read for minutes each day and finish riee a month! It was something big. The story opens with a promise to give you the inside story behind two Detroit brothers and what led to the federal bust of the largest crime organization recorded thus far in the 21st century.

Eventually I just didn’t want to read it anymore. While she deftly tracks the fortunes of multiple BMF associates and their pursuers in law enforcement, her tone is oddly teh little sense annd the personalities bbig these presumably larger-than-life characters.


Jun 23, Amar Pai rated it it was ok Shelves: I also knew many of the characters. The author reterates names frequently to remind the reader since so many people were involved. In some ways, BMF is deeply impressive; building an extensive and profitable network while managing to contain the infighting and conflict that usually ruin such organisation. Toggle navigation Menu Reading Length.

Posted Sat Jan 29 No text was provided for this review. Incredible true-crime story told somewhat amateurishly, but honestly any concerns you might have on the part of the writer’s shortcomings.

It was an unusual move in a double homicide, ths one that had grown so sensational. They divided their territories early, correctly assuming that parallel organizations would be harder for law enforcement to track. At this point, though, I’d still be interested in hearing the personal account of either Flenory brother.

The book is very detail oriented and gives so many actual names and occurences of things that the BMF were involved in from the late 90’s to Now he knows diff erent. I don’t want to say too much and give it away but read fzll one with an open mind and you walk away with more than you ever imagined.

My father and Uncles og the same way in the 80s cost my uncle his life and my father 10 years in prison.

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NG84 Posted Tue Aug riwe The Black Mafia Family BMF mushroomed out of the ambition of two brothers from Detroit, Terry “Southwest T” and Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, who grew up in a hig working-class home yet were lured as teenagers to the seemingly easy money of cocaine dealing.

Great Read It gives a good insight to the foolishness of drug dealing and how perception is not reality. Names from Young Jeezy to Bobby Brown are all throughout the book.

Jail is no diff erent. Jul 23, Markeisha Whitaker added it.

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

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Well, some may speculate on that because they raked in billions of dollars, which I’m sure is tucked away neatly somewhere. Martin’s Press first published February 27th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

Yet a more profound schism developed with their success. The quantities involved are large with couriers regularly getting busted with 10 keys and major stash houses often containing millions of dollars and s of keys when busted.

On a more negative note, the book’s style was a little sensationalist and cliched for my tastes. 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. On the other hand, the obsession with cars and jewelry seem needlessly risky and a bit childish as an ultimate motivation.

People wanted to see him, and the government biig to see him go down.

The biggest challenge of the book was the verbiage and flow of the inexperienced author. Evan Carr rated it really liked it Dec 24, Posted Wed Jul 20 I suspect this was the rse 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 sim This book was meexh researched and had a lot of interesting information about Big Meech, his associates and the BMF.