50 Cent has kicked off the first day of shooting for his highly anticipated BMF TV drama.
The rapper serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the story of the infamous Black Mafia Family. At its height, the gang operated a coast-to-coast $270 million drug enterprise.
The gang’s founders, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, were finally brought down by the Feds when they were sentenced to 30 and 25 years in prison respectively.
50, who executive produced the hit series “Power” for Starz, and “For Life” which aired on ABC, vowed to outdo his previous body of work with the “BMF” series.
“This is gonna blow you away, rapper 50 Cent said from the set of the “BMF” series. “I’m gonna raise the bar with this one, good is not good enough it has to be great!”
In May of 2020, Big Meech’s Southwest T scored an early release, due to his elevated risk of catching the coronavirus in prison. Big Meech’s request for compassionate release was denied, and he is currently serving a 30-year prison for running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) and money laundering.
His appeal for compassionate release is ongoing.
So far, 50 has yet to reveal an air date for “BMF,” which is being written by Randy Huggins from “Power.” The first episode is being shot by Tasha Smith, who starred as “Carol” in “Empire,” and Jarita J. in three episodes of “Power.”
Smith also directed two episodes of “Tales,” which was produced by 50’s nemesis, Irv Gotti.