The Black Mafia Family (BMF since the year 2000) is a criminal organization dedicated primarily to drug trafficking founded by Demetrius “Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry “Southwest T”. It was born out of Detroit but now has major hubs in Atlanta and LA. Around the year 2000 it became involved in the hip-hop music and entertainment world, promoting artists such as Young Jeezy and Bleu DaVinci.
The founders began their rise in crime selling cheap crack bags on the streets of Detroit in the late 80s while in high school. By 1995 they had established a distribution cell in Atlanta, St. Louis, LA, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale. A feds investigation concluded that the organization has now more than 500 members. At the beginning of year 2000 the two brothers split and Flenory moved to LA to take charge of his own organization and Demetrius stayed in Atlanta. By 2004 the two wouldn’t take no longer to each other. Also they began to talk about their organizations as part of the “Black Mafia Family”.
After a long investigation conducted by the DEA where lots of conversations where wiretapped, in September 2008 the brothers where sentenced to 30 years. Demetrius will be released on Dec 16, 2031 at age 61.
The Black Mafia Family Documentary:
Directed by Shabazz and produced by “As Is Magazine”, this documentary portraits the Black Mafia Family story as they start out of the streets of Detroit and spread across the US ending up in Atlanta. It also follows the Feds as they uncover a drugs distribution network that netted them over $ 300 Million!