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BMF: The Rise & Fall of a Hip Hop Drug Empire

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In 15-years the Black Mafia Family or BMF as they were called made close to 300 million dollars trafficking cocaine from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Two brothers Demetrius "Meech" Flenory and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory ran a drug enterprise that had 200 members and was connected to one of the major Mexican cartels. In the Hip-Hop music industry they created a front company called BMF Entertainment, which was a perfect mix of drugs, violence, and street cred that makes their story Hip-Hop's version of the Godfather. BMF is a 80-minute documentary that explores the story of the 15-year investigation by the DEA, FBI and an elite drug task force called HIDTA that resulted in 41 defendants across the country being charged in one of the largest drug conspiracy cases ever. The film is a tale that combines the story of a criminal syndicate that lived on a code of honor and conduct that rivaled any of the five Mafia families, and ended just as dramatically under a hailstorm of government informants, wiretaps and surveillance that ultimately caused the downfall of the Hip-Hop Drug Empire. With over 11000 government documents and close to 5000 photographs and taped conversations the BMF is a documentary that will deconstruct the story of BMF from both the law enforcement angle and from members inside BMF that had intimate knowledge of the operation. The film will include interviews with: informants, DEA Agents, District Attorney's, FBI, Atlanta Police and rare insights from Hip-Hop ...