BMF - Mara Shalhoup

BMF

By Mara Shalhoup

  • Release Date: 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Music
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 169 Ratings)

Description

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.

Reviews

  • I wish he would write his own!!!

    4
    By BossmayneJen
    Everybody was interested in BMF. This should be more of a true crime book because he didn't write it. Compilations of FBI transcripts and rats. Nothing I'm mad at I just wish he would write his own. I read this in one night. It was overpriced at the bookstore and I wish I had waited to buy it online in these years because it's really an informative book it's just not what I was looking for.
  • Reader

    5
    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

    4
    By Jazzy of B-more
    The book was GREAT!!!!
  • BMF

    5
    By Koleon The Christ
    This is a very good book) author covers everything. U won't be able to put down the book.
  • BMF

    5
    By sneakerhead24
    Great book!
  • Good book

    4
    By Jabrah
    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

    5
    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......

    5
    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

    5
    By Dons of dons
    Great book thanks for the info on all of it and the way it went Down
  • Black Mafia Family

    5
    By Benzodaboss
    One Of Favorite Books To Read Hands Down. I Can Picture EveryThing They Did In This Good Book. 5 Star Classic

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