BMF was founded in 1985 in Southwest Detroit by brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. By 2000 it grew to become one of the biggest drug organizations in the country, amassing over $270 million in drug proceeds by the time Meech and T were arrested in 2005.
50 Cent’s BMF programming shows no signs of slowing down, with the documentary about the infamous crime family set to premiere on STARZ. On Monday, October 3, the network announced on Twitter The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast, which will premiere on October 23rd. The upcoming documentary, executive produced by 50 Cent, is a companion piece to the STARZ hit series, Black Mafia Family, often known as BMF.
When it was first announced in November, it was touted as an eight-episode docuseries. However, it appears that it has now been consolidated into a single film. “The docuseries will offer an inside look at different perspectives from all of those involved, BMF — Blowing Money Fast,” 50 said in a statement at the time.
“The success of BMF demonstrates a continued rise in fan demand and interest in the story of the Flenory brothers,” Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ, said previously.
We’re excited to dive deeper into the world of Black Mafia Family in this new project with Curtis, Shan and the teams at G-Unit and Jigsaw.
When the scripted BMF series premiered on STARZ at the end of 2021, it was a big success. Its debut broke all sorts of records for the network, including the No. 1 premiere on the STARZ app across all of its programming last year. The series got renewed for a second season as soon as the first episode of season one concluded; it is scheduled to premiere in January 2023. Despite his success with STARZ, 50 Cent revealed in September that his lucrative deal with the network was coming to an end.
The Queens, New York legend took to Instagram to boast about the 25 TV shows he’s created, and he appears to be looking for opportunities outside of the STARZ empire he’s built. “Shout out to BET, I won Hustler of the year,” he said while counting stacks of cash. “No one from music culture has had success in Television production. I have 25 shows now and I’ve made some big deals away from TV. I’m out of my deal at STARZ tomorrow.”
Power Book III: Raising Kanan is now in season two of 50 Cent’s Power universe on STARZ. Meanwhile, 50 Cent recently released a trailer for his next television project, which would investigate the murders of several prominent rappers. Hip Hop Homicides will premiere on AMC Network’s We TV on November 3rd at 9 p.m. ET.
50 will serve as a producer alongside Mona Scott-Young, and the series will be hosted by journalist/podcaster Van Lathan. The investigative series will delve into the untimely deaths of rap musicians such as XXXTENTACION, King Von, Chinx, and Soulja Slim, among others. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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