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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mara Shalhoup Narrator: Hassan Johnson Publisher: Buck 50 Productions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464717
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The story of Demtrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his legendary street crew, the Black Mafia Family (BMF), is the tale of a modern-day don who aspired to be something more: a credible name in hip-hop. It is a tale built on the seduction of vast sums of money, a seduction that pulled in hip-hop stars but that also had a darker side. While BMF was able to attract increasingly mainstream stars, its crew members grew notorious for a cult of violence that threatened a host of other celebrities, including the families of pop icon Bobby Brown and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. BMF’s ruthlessness caused them to rise to incredible power, but wanting even more lead to their downfall.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shalhoup delivers a stunning exposé of a crime empire that collapsed under the weight of its own success…With superb pacing and a thorough handle on her extensive cast, Shalhoup’s true crime debut makes a highly addictive read.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maritza | 7/27/2013

    " "BMF" is full of information. This is a good read for someone who does not know about the BMF. I sometimes got lost in all of the "name" dropping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal Belle | 6/25/2012

    " i really wanted to learn more about Big Meech and not necessarily all the members of BMF (which is what happens). lots of great information and it's obvious that the author did her homework. yet still, this came across as more of a textbook than a page turner... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 8/3/2010

    " i really wanted to learn more about Big Meech and not necessarily all the members of BMF (which is what happens). lots of great information and it's obvious that the author did her homework. yet still, this came across as more of a textbook than a page turner... "

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About the Author

Mara Shalhoup is a decorated journalist and a senior editor with Creative Loafing, the preeminent alternative newsweekly serving the South. She started her writing career as a crime reporter at the Macon Telegraph and has gone on to earn such honors as a Clarion Award, two nominations for a Livingston Award, and recognition from the Atlanta Press Club as the city’s Journalist of the Year. This is her first book. She lives with her husband in Atlanta.

About the Narrator

Hassan Johnson is most noted for his performance on the HBO program The Wire as Wee-Bey Brice. His first acting role was in the 1995 Spike Lee film Clockers. He had a significant role in the motion picture In Too Deep and a recurring role on ER as Darnell Thibeaux.