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Black Mafia Family - Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
by: Ethan Brown
BMF had established itself in Atlanta only four years earlier, it was only the latest beachhead of what the feds have called one of the most extensive illegal drug networks in America—riches that BMF’s leader, Demetrius “Meech” Flenory, 37, was only too happy to lavish on his crew.
Whenever BMF arrived at a nightclub, Meech paid everyone’s cov- er and insisted that each member have a bottle of champagne. With the group often numbering in the dozens, this sometimes meant buying out a club’s entire stock of Cristal. When the revelry pushed past dawn, Meech would invite everyone back to the presidential suite at the Swissôtel (now the Westin Buckhead Atlanta), where he would order room service for everyone, washed down with more Cris. His free-spending ways swelled the crew’s membership. “You’ve got guys coming from St. Louis, Detroit, Los Angeles, Georgia, Brooklyn, the Bronx,” said one former BMF member, who rolled with the crew in Atlanta from 2002 to 2003 and requested anonymity. “Any movement like this is gonna draw people.””
Young Jeezy was a key to their future plans. Though the rapper signed with Def Jam, his solo career would have stalled without the help of BMF’s over-the-top promotion. In 2004, Jeezy scored a deal ith Diddy’s Bad Boy label as a member of Boyz N Da Hood but struggled to get noticed in Atlanta’s mixtape scene. His independently released CD, Come Shop Wit Me, had sold a respectable 50,000 copies.