Black Mafia Family, BMF, was inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the deadly streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. The viewers can witness the life and times of Flenory brothers who didn’t just rise from the ashes of Detroit’s suffering, they used the murky dust of governmental negligence to make diamonds.
Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., making his debut acting appearance portraying as his notorious father. Da’Vinchi stars as Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, as the two brothers partnership’s ideal of business was beyond the drug trade and into the world of Hip Hop would render their iconic on a global level. Their uncontrollable belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the cause of their eventual estrangement. Their story is about family, love, and capitalism in the pursuit if the American Dream. The eight-episode series, produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and will premiere this Sunday, September 26th.
Lil Meech and Da’Vinchi sat down with TCC Founder, Driune Santana, to discuss the importance of sharing his family legacy as well as how important this story will have on Black men in our community who enjoy the lifestyle of getting fast money.
“This is a family story of brotherhood. People are going to be able to read between the lines and be able to understand that this isn’t a story about drug dealing. This is about two brothers that made the choices that regular people wouldn’t have made and the opportunities that they had or the sources that they had,” said Lil Meech. “They didn’t have the chance to go to college and get an education to do something like that. Their family was working two to three jobs a day and still couldn’t pay the bills. It’s not saying go out and be like my dad, because he’s in jail right now. He was taken away from me when I was five years old. Just watch to understand what they did and learn that was they did wasn’t bad.”
Da’Vinchi added that he’s thankful to be able to elaborate more on characters during interviews for those who do not understand much about BMF story. “The meat of the story is probably not going to be understood, but when you look at the time period in Detroit at that time it was the murder capital of America,” said the “All American” star. “It wasn’t like how life is right now. Their story is about how they did what they did and turned it around to use it for good. If you look at the deep issue this is the American dream.”
Check out the full interview with Lil Meech and Da’Vinchi below.