The drug trafficking drama is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country. It revolves around brothers Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory, who together took their vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop. The drama, per Starz, will tell a story about love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.
They started on the streets of Detroit and spread out across the country landing in Atlanta. The Federal Government alleged that they control a narcotics distribution network that netted them 300 million dollars. Authorities claim Demetrious Flournoy, AKA Big Meech, and his brother, Terry Flournoy, AKA 'South Side T', operated over a fifteen year period. The Black Mafia Family influenced the music industry artists and even created the ever popular "Make It Rain" move emulated by everyone from Lil' Wayne to R. Kelly. Witness the true story of an abbreviated organization not controlled by government but governed by the rules of the game
Using the cover of an Atlanta limousine driver, Jabari Hayes trafficked large quantities of cocaine across the United States for the then largest African American drug organization in the South East known as the Black Mafia Family, or BMF.
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. 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. This film explores the story of the 15-year investigation by the DEA, FBI and an elite drug task force called HIDTA, which resulted in 41 defendants across the country being charged in one of the largest drug conspiracy cases ever.