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
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?
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You never know, you could land you the role!
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In 2011, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory spoke exclusively with author Cavario Here about his past life as one of the biggest drug dealers to ever “move dat dope.”
In the interview below, Big Meech calls in from prison to discuss his past dealings and how he touched billions of dollars as the head honcho of the Black Mafia Family. At the time of his indictment and arrest, he had accumulated an estimated worth of $270 million.
“Every entertainer or athlete wants to live like they’re selling kilos…Everybody wants to live like they’re selling dope. It’s the American dream.”
In the interview, the former drug kingpin paints a vivid picture of his extreme wealth:
“If you told them that a black man was living like that, doing what I was doing, they’d think you was lying,” he says. “No one was more liquid than me. I could grab a million dollars, throw it out the car, grab a million more no problem.”
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.”
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.
On the latest episode of “Don’t Be Scared” Lil Meech stops by to dish on his upcoming role in 50 Cent’s forthcoming BMF series.
As previously reported Big Meech, the incarcerated head of BMF, personally gave permission to 50 Cent to bring the story of BMF’s empire to Starz.
Now Lil Meech is slated to portray his famed father in the show, and he recently told Bossip that his family originally shielded him from knowing his father’s true identity.
When asked if he remembered how old he was when he realized his dad was this huge legend especially in Atlanta, Lil Meech said:
“I always saw BMF, BMF, everywhere but he always kept me out of that way. All I remember is him taking me out and showing me nice stuff and we’d have my big birthday parties.
“One day at school I got curious and searched BMF on the internet and I found out everything. I read Wikipedia, I found out everything for myself because my family didn’t want to tell me.”
He also recalled the most extravagant party his father ever threw for him.
“I think it was my 5th or 6th birthday party, he actually had this dude dress up in a Spiderman suit and he got on top of my roof. He was doing all these tricks, I really thought he was Spiderman.”
See the interview here: BMF: Lil Meech Says This Is How He Found Out That His Dad Was The Head Of The Black Mafia Family [Video] — Bossip
Check out the full length interview with Lil Meech, son of BMF’s Big Meech, and 4 sho Entertainment.
In Part 1 of the interview, Lil Meech reminisced about his childhood memories with his infamous father and his plans to produce music.
He also talks about Internet imposters on social media seeking to gain notoriety by claiming to be him. He assures that he is the one & only son of the former kingpin.
Follow ‘Lil Meech’ on Twitter and IG for exclusive childhood pics of him with his father, as well as him living the lifestyle kicking it with various celebrities and friends.