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The real-life story of Detroit brothers who inspired the Starz series 'BMF'

If the new Starz drama "BMF" is a hit, it will have decades of material to cover from the true saga of Detroit brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory. "BMF," which has a disclaimer stating that it's loosely based on the truth, focuses on Big Meech and Southwest T, as they were known, as young men who are becoming immersed in dealing drugs and growing their business.
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T.I. Called 50 Cent Out At The ‘BMF’ Premiere For A Verzuz!

He called 50 Cent out last night (September 23) for the battle. As reported on Hot New Hip Hop, 50 held a Black Mafia Family premiere in Atlanta. After the viewing, 50 put together a concert with various artists, including himself. T.I. performed and told Fif he’s waiting on him to accept the Verzuz challenge.
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‘BMF’: Can Love & Loyalty Hold Up Against Money in the New Starz Series?

It was “a journey beyond our wildest imaginations. We chased the American Dream, and we lived like kings!” says Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory at the start of BMF, an eight-episode urban crime drama. The real-life coming-of-age story begins in late-’80s Detroit and follows two brothers, charismatic Meech (played by his...

50 Cent Reflects On Casting Snoop Dogg & Eminem In "BMF"

50 Cent spoke about his upcoming Starz show, Black Mafia Family, and why he decided to cast Snoop Dogg in a role he was originally set to play. 50 also reflected on getting Eminem to return to acting for the first time 2002's 8 Mile. 50 revealed that he was...

How Detroit’s Crime and Corruption Became the Breeding Grounds for BMF

On the early morning of July 23, 1967, Detroit police raided a welcome-home party for two young Black Vietnam soldiers. At around 3:30 am, a handful of cops attempted to arrest the more than 80 patrons gathering on the corner of 12th Street and Claremount Avenue but needed reinforcements to take away the large number of revelers. As police on the scene awaited backup, an even larger crowd gathered to protest the attempted arrests. When the cops left, some of the angry demonstrators broke into a nearby store, which led to chaos and violence that lasted five days. When the dust finally settled, 43 people were left dead and 7,000 were arrested.

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’: 50 Cent Just Explained the Biggest Difference Between the Show and ‘BMF’

Power Book III: Raising Kanan will come to a thunderous conclusion when the season 1 finale airs. Though fans have to wait until November for the debut of Power Book II: Ghost Season 2, TV mogul, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is filling in the gap. The Power Universe executive producer will debut his new show BMF on Starz. Like Raising Kanan, the series is set in the past and chronicles the lives of young people amid the height of the crack cocaine epidemic.

BMF Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

After first making his name in hip hop, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has proven himself to be just as dynamic in movies and television. While 50 Cent has been producing movies at TV series since as early as 2003, his breakthrough was the Starz series "Power," which ran from 2014 to 2020, with 50 cent both starring and producing. The success of "Power" led to several more announced projects between 50 Cent and Starz, like a show based on the life of sports agent Nicole Lynn, and a hip hop anthology series based on some of the genre's best feuds (via The Hollywood Reporter). He's also set to star in the upcoming sequel, "The Expendables 4."

Lil Duval Calls Out Celebs Who Skipped Boosie Badazz's Premiere But Attended 50 Cent's "BMF" Event

Hip Hop recently celebrated two features courtesy of mogul Rap artists, but Lil Duval believes that one deserved more recognition than it received. This weekend, 50 Cent's BMF is set to hit Starz and the "greenlight gang" ringleader hosted a star-studded premiere event. It has been described as a "Black Hollywood" party that even saw T.I. once again challenging Fif to a Verzuz battle, and while it was a fun night for all invited, Lil Duval wanted to lean attention to Boosie Badazz.

Da’Vinchi talks STARZ series ‘BMF’ & More! correspondent Koku Tona sat down with Da’Vinchi to talk about upcoming STARZ series ‘BMF’ and more. The series chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the legendary Black Mafia Family, headed by brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, and younger brother Terry Flenory. Da’Vinchi stars as Terry Flenory, and in the interview he reflects on splitting his childhood between his hometown Flatbush, Brooklyn; Orange, New Jersey, and Florida. The proud Haitian native also talks growing up with talented brothers, and the similarities that drew him to the character of Terry Flenory. ‘BMF’ premieres on STARZ, September 26th, 2021.