Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Right on the heels of the recent success of "American Gangsta" it appears that every crimminal with a record is attempting to capitalize on Hollywood's fascination with thug life. According to, the infamous Detroit click, nicknamed "The Black Mafia Family," has sold the rights to their story to Dubose Entertainment.
The terms of the sale were not made public. However, a statement from the company declared that a TV series, similar to 'The Wire', was being scripted. The statement also alluded to a film script in development as well.
Demetrious 'Big Meech' Flenory (above) and Terry Flenory were sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating a multi-state criminal enterprise involving cocaine distribution. 'Big Meech,' the leader of the notorious BMF, lived a lavish lifestyle that he generously shared with his members garnering him a level of notoriety and celebrity status usually reserved for hip hop royalty. Authorities estimate the operation began in Detroit during the 1990s and eventually expanded to Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, California and Texas."
You know, I'm always joking with my friends about how I'm gonna write a drug and lust filled gangsta movie to sell to Hollywood one of these days...and stories like this make me think that maybe I should stop joking and just do it.