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Update: 50 Cent Says Casting Is Coming Soon For Black Mafia Family Tv Series

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson producing new BMF series on Starz

Posting to his Instagram account, Fif shared a photo of the pilot episode outline and, in the caption, mentioned that the casting information would be coming soon. The story will center around Big Meech and his involvement with the Black Mafia Family, which was a large drug organization formerly based in Detroit. – via HotNewHipHop.com

Look what I got 👀BMF on deck. Casting info coming soon!!!

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As  previously reported, 50 has already secured the exclusive rights and official stamp of approval to produce the project from the leader of BMF, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory.

Sidenote: Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and my team about casting for the series set to premier on the STARZ network. Right now we’re playing the waiting game. It takes a significant amount of time to get the business side secured for a project of this magnitude. Once the script is written, casting is the next phase.

Back in December, I tweeted 50 to see if I could get any information about the casting calls. No updates were provided until about 6 months later.

At any rate, I am just thrilled to see the project moving forward.

Keep checking back in to The Pen Hustler for casting info as it becomes available. I will do my best to get it out there as soon as humanly possible.

Who do YOU think should portray Big Meech and his brother in the series?

If you are interested in casting for the series, please send me your info along with any pics or headshots and I will feature you on the site.

You never know, you could land you the role!

Send headshots/pics to: Features@ThePenHustler.com

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Ex Jamaican Gangster Finds God In Homeless Shelter


Via interamerica.org– Andrew Carter first fired an automatic weapon at the age of 14 when he joined a street gang in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston.

He spent the next 15 years talking tough and shooting people as he rose through the ranks to become a leader of a gang engaging in the illegal sales of gasoline and marijuana.

Then one evening, several friends were chatting on the porch of Andrew’s house, and one of them accidentally fired an automatic weapon into the roof. Nobody was injured, but the incident scared Andrew’s girlfriend, Annette, who fell out of the bed in fright. She pleaded with Andrew to move to her uncle’s house in another town.

Around that time, Andrew’s brother, who was in the same gang, was arrested for murder and received a 20-year sentence. He later died in prison.

Andrew decided to start a new life.

“I gave it all up when my brother went to prison,” Andrew said in an interview.

Andrew and his girlfriend moved to the uncle’s house, and Andrew began to work as a security guard. Several years passed, and Annette left Andrew to marry a man in the United States. Andrew could no longer stay in the uncle’s house, so he moved across the island to another town where several relatives lived. He found a new job as a security guard.

Consequences From the Past

His quiet life was shattered in December 2015 when a cousin, speaking in a conversation with friends, inadvertently blurted out his history with gangsters.

“Andrew isn’t who he seems to be,” the cousin said. “He used to be a gangster and shoot people.”

The news quickly spread through the town. Thirteen armed men marched over to Andrew’s house, scared and determined to kill him. Andrew disdainfully looked out the window at them.

“They were simple country people, and I had grown up in a tough, concrete ghetto,” he said.

He went to get his guns to shoot them.

But Andrew’s sister heard about the standoff, and she rushed over to her brother’s house. She saw the guns and begged him not to shoot anyone.

“If you shoot them, then I and your other relatives won’t be able to live here,” she said. “It would be best if you left instead.”

Andrew wanted to protect his family, so he threw some clothes into a backpack and boldly walked out the front door. He wasn’t afraid of the armed men in the street.

“From when I was 14, I was taught to hold and shoot weapons,” he said. “So, I wasn’t afraid.”

The armed men watched silently as Andrew walked past. Andrew didn’t say a word to them, either.

Homeless in Kingston

He had nowhere to go, so he returned to his birthplace, Kingston. Unable to find work, he slept at a bus station for 2 ½ months.

Then one day, another homeless man told him about a place called the Good Samaritan Inn. The man said the community center was run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offered free hot meals, a place to bathe and do laundry, and beds to sleep.

Andrew couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a crowd of 300 people lined up to eat at the Good Samaritan Inn.

“This is the first time that I had seen people fed like that,” he said.

He received a bed at the Good Samaritan Inn, and soon he began working there as a security guard. Later, he took Bible studies, and he was baptized in 2016.

Andrew loves working at the Good Samaritan Inn.

“I want to help as much as I can,” he said. “I’m very happy that I’m alive and happier than I ever dreamed possible. It gives me a lot of joy to be able to give to others.”

Andrew has reconnected with his relatives, including a sister and brother who are Adventist. He learned that his mother was baptized into the Adventist Church before dying in 2011. He is now 51 and preparing to get married for the first time.

“I am trying to be very faithful and put my trust and faith in God,” he said.

Part of the 2015 Thirteenth Sabbath Offering went to refurbish the Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston, Jamaica, and to expand its work to include a free medical and dental center for the homeless. Thank you for helping the Good Samaritan Inn reach out to people like Andrew.

WATCH: The Real Rick Ross ‘Freeway Ricky’ Says The Drug Game Funded Hip Hop   

‘Freeway Rick’ Ross was not only one the most powerful drug kingpins of all time, especially in the 80’s, but like most drug dealers with tons of money, he also had his hands in other side hustles such as the music business. 

Check out this interview with Vlad Tv where “Uncle Ricky” talks about almost owning part of Death Row Records & financing soul singer Anita Baker’s first album. 

Who knew Anita Baker had trap king dealings? 

According to Freeway, the dope game basically funded the music business, especially back in the 80s and 90s where black artists couldn’t even think about getting loans and advances to produce their music projects. This seems to still ring mostly true today. Aren’t most these rap artists drug dealers nowadays? –or at least they claim to be. 

Word to the REAL Rick Ross.

BMF: Rapper LL Cool J Asks Obama For The Flenory Brothers Pardon

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Via All Hip Hop News – Rapper LL Cool J has appealed to Barack Obama to pardon incarcerated drug kingpin Big Meech and his brother before the U.S. President leaves office this month.

Meech, real name Demetrius Flenory, headed up infamous crime organization the Black Mafia Family (BMF) and launched his own drug-funded music business called BMF Entertainment, before he and his brother, Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, were imprisoned in 2005.
The siblings are each serving 30-year sentences, but LL Cool J has thrown his support behind the brothers in a bid to have them freed by an executive order.

The rapper/actor has outlined his argument in a lengthy post on Instagram, alongside a picture of the Flenorys during their early days on the street.

“I think these two guys who are both products of my generation could do a lot of good in the community if they were pardoned,” LL wrote. “They were incarcerated for non violent drug offenses.if they were pardoned I’m sure they would do the right thing (sic).

It’s a matter of character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it.”

The hip-hop veteran goes on to insist the brothers have shown promise of turning their lives around if given the opportunity to regain their freedom sooner than planned, and could “potentially bring a lot of healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible.

“I really think these guys… should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a ‘non violent’ charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me.”

LL concludes his note by adding, “Let’s all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I’m praying for you. I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory.”

I think these two guys who are both products of my generation could do a lot of good in the community if they were pardoned. They were incarcerated for non violent drug offenses.if they were pardoned I'm sure they would do the right thing. It's a matter of character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it. Although they set what some would call a negative example I think the second chapter of their lives could potentially bring a lot of healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible. I don't condone what they did but I understand why they did it. The inner city is is a rough place to be born and raised. Temptation is everywhere tempting us to find a fast way to escape poverty. This is nothing new, but still very true. I really think these guys along with some of the guys they were incarcerated with should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a "non violent" charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me. Let's all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I'm praying for you. 🙏🏾 I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory. #forgiveness #justice #mercy

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Obama has yet to comment on the pardon effort, but he doesn’t have much time to take action – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will take over the White House following his inauguration on 20 January.

“I don’t condone what they did but I understand why they did it,” he continued, insisting those living in rough inner cities will do anything to escape their struggles.

Former Kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke Did Not Commit Suicide

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Via The Jamaica Observer – The police have said there is no truth to the rumours that former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke committed suicide in a United States prison.

In a news release Saturday, the police dispelled the rumour, which is being circulated across the media landscape.

The police categorically stated that it is false, as Jamaica Constabulary Force’s international law enforcement partners have confirmed and assured them that there is no truth to the assertion.

The police also discouraged the spread of such rumours, advising the public to desist from making such “frivolous and mischievous” statements that could lead to “unwarranted panic and anxiety in some quarters”.