Maybe I’m just not up on things, but I have been wondering for awhile who Rick Ross is talking about when he mentions Larry Hoover and Big Meech in the hook of his new banger B.M.F.
Sooo here it is according to Wikipedia.com:
The Black Mafia Family (BMF), was a multi-million dollar drug trafficking organization originally from Detroit, Michigan, with direct links to Mexican based drug-trafficking cartels and with major hubs in Atlanta and Los Angeles, that in 2000 dove into the world of hip hop music and entertainment, successfully promoting not only Young Jeezy but also BMF Entertainment’s sole artist, Bleu DaVinci. Founders Demetrius and Terry would ultimately be convicted of running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and sentenced to 30 years to life.
The Flenory brothers
Founded by Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his younger brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, the brothers began their rise in crime by selling $50 bags of crack cocaine on the streets of Southwest Detroit and Ecorse, MI during their high school years and by 2000 had established multi-kilogram cocaine distribution cells in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri, California, Texas, North Carolina and Florida. A two-year federal investigation of the organization concluded that its membership was extensive and nationwide, with an estimated membership of over 500. Around 2001 there was a split between the brothers, with Terry Flenory moving to Los Angeles with his girlfriend to head his own organization and Demetrius staying in Atlanta; by 2003 the two would have a major falling out and hardly speak to one another. Also around this time they began to refer to their activities as being part of the “Black Mafia Family”. Before this, they did not have any formal name to their organization. In a conversation with his sister, caught by the DEA on a wiretap, Terry discussed how he was worried his brother’s excessive partying would bring the wrong type of attention to their business.
By the time charges were filed, the government had 900 pages of typed transcripts of wiretapped conversations from Terry’s phone in a 5 month period.
In November 2007, the brothers plead guilty to running a continuing criminal enterprise.
In September 2008, both brothers were sentenced to 30 years in prison for running a large scale nationwide cocaine trafficking ring across the United States from 2000 through 2005.
With credit for three years time served, “Big Meech”, now 41, will be released on December 16, 2031, or around his 61st birthday; “Southwest T”, now 39, will be released on December 14, 2031.
Big Meech is serving out his sentence at Atlanta USP in Atlanta, GA his brother Southwest T is serving his sentence at Herlong FCI in Herlong, CA.