I realize I am a little late with this post. It’s been in my inbox since 7/26. (I send upcoming stories I would like to post/discuss to my inbox for safe keepings).
Apparently DMX is locked up with Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory while doing a year for tax evasion. The two posed it up for a yard flick at the FCI Gilmer in West Virginia.
I’m a southerner born and bred but I have always been a fan of DMX. I actually met him with some Ruff Ryder buddies back in the day & been a superfan ever since. I feel like he would make a good preacher or teacher some day. He’s so real and the people could definitely use a word. Free the X!
50 Cent let it be known to his fans that his long awaited BMF TV series is still coming and the delay is not all his fault.
50 said that they are still shooting the pilot and he has re written it 5 times and fired a few writers, but he also puts blame on Starz for dragging their feet on this BMF project.
[In a IG post that has now been deleted] 50 also let Starz know he has no problem leaving and taking his show elsewhere.
Speaking of the show, check out this snippet of “Lil Meech” – son of Demtrius “Big Meech” Flenory, talking about playing his dad in the upcoming television series.
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?
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
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.