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A Lyrical Histroy of the Black Mafia Family

BMF is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country.

Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen, and their vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop. They entered the music business as BMF Entertainment, serving as a promoter for several high profile hip-hop artists. However, BMF Entertainment was also a front organization to help launder drug money.

Their unwavering belief in family loyalty was the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. The series is about love, kinship, and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream. Series will have a Gritty/Real/ Documentary feel while still a premium drama. Season 1 will focus on the origin story in 1980s Detroit.

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Lee Wynne

I am looking forward to this. I watched Power and loved it, the music the vibe, everything. Power book 2, next on the list (hope it is just as good)

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I watched the first episode already and really liked it! Episode 2 is out now as well.

For some reason I fell off of the Power series but I should finish it. Im not sure if it’s 100% true but apparently they stole the story of Ghost from a dude named Cory “Ghost” Holland Sr. He tried to sue for $1 billion.

I’m glad that the BMF story got a big budget treatment. 50 Cent has been talking about doing the show for years.

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Lee Wynne

Power gets better and better, I am going to start watching power book 2 in prep for this 😎

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This got me thinking… you should also check out “Godfather of Harlem” and “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”. Really good shows that feature a lot of dope hip-hop music.