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 examines each character in the federal prosecution’s comprehensive case, tracing their activities over many years, revealing a lifestyle of over-the-top glamour punctuated by random, brutal violence. It is also very technical and sterile. If you can look beyond the street life of everyone involved in this story, there neech plenty of life lessons to be learned.

It was an organization that would go beyond the boundaries of Detroit to include Missouri, Georgia, mfech California. Terry tried to keep a low profile, while Meech found the lure of the high life irresistible.

It was an organization that would go beyond the boundaries of Detroit to include MissouriGeorgiaand California. Clair County Detention and Intervention Center, the past has grown even more distant than twenty-nine months in lockup would have you believe.

Martin’s Press first published February 27th Posted Tue May 03 View on Amazon Learn more on Reading Length. Dec 17, Yvette rated it it was ok. Formed in mids Atlanta by ambitious, Detroit-born hustler Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, the Black Mafia Family controlled most of the American cocaine trade for the better part of a decade. Was it worth it knowing they aren’t going to be able to see their children grow up?

His only option was to do it big. Eventually this distinction drove the brothers apart, and they stopped speaking. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization’s weaknesses.

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

However, her journalistic chops convey two inescapable messages: It was amazing to learn that the Flenory brothers started small and blew up in not only Atlanta but L. 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.


May 27, Eddie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Eddie by: Entertaining Read Loved the flow of this one. My eyes were stretched to capacity, while my mind soaked up the words like a sponge. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all–a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales.

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. Subsequently, the two brothers took to merch streets selling cocaine and so began the makings of an empire that would come to be known as BMF Black Mafia Family.

Anonymous Posted Thu Apr 08 The Flenory brothers were criminal masterminds of the cocaine world. Mara Shalhoup is a decorated journalist and a senior editor with Creative Loafingthe preeminent alternative newsweekly serving the South. Also somewhat amazing is the the length of time the BMF cocaine cartel sustained itself in Atlanta and other cities such as Detroit and Los 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.

She lives with her husband in Atlanta.

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

Denali08 Posted Fri Feb 04 Apr 05, Mark Hatcher rated it it was ok. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Allen and that one though fiction gave more of an insiders account of living life within organization. Great story with plenty of details that helped tie together everyone involved. If their portrayals were accurate, it’ll be Big Meech. 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.


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

They divided their territories rsie, correctly assuming that parallel organizations would be harder for law enforcement to track. While she deftly tracks the fortunes of multiple BMF associates and their pursuers in law enforcement, her tone is oddly flat,conveying little sense of the personalities of these presumably larger-than-life characters.

It was something big. Posted Fri Feb 04 I don’t want to say too much and give it away but read this one with ths open mind and you walk away with more than you ever imagined.

It showed to me how the war against drugs is a waste of time. I immediatley went to barnesandnoble.

As another rater mentioned the author will remind the reader of who a person is and what they did when mentioned in later chapters. Posted Fakl Jul 20 Available meech NOOK devices and apps. This book was an incredible story how the family was so well organized for many years.

At times it read like a news report. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I found this very detailled account of the rise and fall of BMF to be very fascinating and informative. Toggle navigation Menu Reading Length. When visitors come in from out of town—a guest list that he claims has included rap superstars Akon and Young Jeezy Snoop Dogg tried to come, ries got snowed out —the deputies go out of their way to accommodate them.

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