Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has shown to be equally as vibrant in movies and television after making his mark in hip hop. While 50 Cent has been producing films and television programs since 2003, his breakthrough came with the Starz series “Power,” which he starred in and produced from 2014 to 2020.
Following the success of “Power,” 50 Cent and Starz announced a number of new projects, including a miniseries based on the life of sports agent Nicole Lynn and a hip hop anthology series based on some of the genre’s most famous feuds (via The Hollywood Reporter). He will also appear in “The Expendables 4,” the planned sequel.
Those initiatives are a long way off. “Black Mafia Family,” or “BMF” for short, is the next project that fans of 50 Cent and Starz can anticipate. The drug trade is the subject of “BMF,” as it is in “Power.” This time, though, 50 Cent and Starz will present a genuine story about Detroit cocaine kingpins and brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory’s rise and collapse.
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Here’s all we know about “BMF” thus far.
When will BMF be available?
On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Starz will premiere “Black Mafia Family.” The launch date was confirmed on Instagram in July by executive producer 50 Cent.
The film “Black Mafia Family” is the culmination of a multi-year partnership negotiated by 50 Cent and Starz in 2018. “Power,” a crime drama that aired on Starz for six seasons and ended in February 2020, was their most recent collaboration. However, 50 Cent guaranteed on Instagram that “BMF” would be even greater than “Power.”
In 2019, 50 Cent revealed that he was working on a series on the Black Mafia Family of Detroit. The series was approved by Starz in April 2020 (per Deadline), and filming began in January 2021. (via Tasha Smith on Instagram). Detroit and Atlanta were used to film the performance.
G-Unit Film and Television, as well as Lionsgate for Starz, are producing the series.
What are the members of the BMF cast?
Demetrius Flenory Jr. and Da’Vinchi, who play Big Meech and Southwest T, respectively, are the co-leads, as reported by TV Line. Flenory Jr. makes his acting debut in the role of his real-life father.
Big Meech’s disapproving father is played by Russell Hornsby, while their mother, Lucille, is played by Michole Briana White (via Deadline). Serayah portrays Lori Walker, Big Meech’s girlfriend, and mother. Big Meech and Southwest T befriend Markaisha Taylor, the wife of a “flamboyant heroin dealer” (via Deadline).
There will also be a few real-life hip-hop stars in attendance. Pastor Swift, the Flenory’s not-so-clean spiritual advisor, is a recurrent character played by Snoop Dogg. As “White Boy Rick,” Eminem makes a cameo.
Ajiona Alexus plays Kato, one of Big Meech and Southwest T’s corner girls; Eric Kofi-Abrefa plays rival drug dealer Lamar Silas; Myles Truitt plays B-Mickie, the third OG in the crew; Steve Harris plays Detroit Detective Bryant; Wood Harris plays Big Meech and Southwest T’s first boss, Pat; and Kash Doll plays paralegal Monique, one of Big Meech’s lovers (via Pop Sugar, IMD
What is BMF’s main plot?
“Black Mafia Family” is based on the true story of Demetrius “Big Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who became two of the country’s greatest cocaine distributors in the 1980s.
According to TV Line, the show follows the brothers from their childhoods to their climb from small-time cocaine dealers on Detroit’s streets to crime bosses. The Black Mafia Family crime group made about $270 million through cocaine trafficking over 15 years, according to the documentary “BMF: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire” (via Hip Hop DX).
The show also tackles the strain that the brothers’ lifestyle places on their relationship, which finally leads to a breakup. In reality, the Black Mafia Family began marketing hip hop musicians such as Fabolous and Young Jeezy. Because the events took place in the twenty-first century, Season 1 of “Black Mafia Family” will most likely save them for later seasons.