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Author : Mara Shalhoup
ISBN : 1429958421
Genre : Music
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In the early 1990s, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T," rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all—a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales. They socialized with music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars Young Jeezy and Fabolous. Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members created a cult of violence that struck fear in a city and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the drug underworld. Ruthlessness fueled BMF's rise to incredible power; greed and that same ruthlessness led to their downfall. When the brothers began clashing in 2003, the flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization's weaknesses. Utilizing a high-stakes wiretap operation, the feds inched toward their goal of destroying the Flenory's empire and ending the reign of a crew suspected in the sale of thousands of kilos of cocaine — and a half-dozen unsolved murders.
Category: Music

Sex Money Murder A Story Of Crack Blood And Betrayal

Author : Jonathan Green
ISBN : 9780393244502
Genre : True Crime
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A 2019 Edgar Award Nominee and a CrimeReads Best Crime Book of the Year A searing portrait of the crack epidemic and violent drug wars that once ravaged the Bronx. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. The use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin as the high of choice. Drug dealers claimed territory through intimidation and murder, and families found themselves fractured by crime and incarceration. Chronicling the rise and fall of Sex Money Murder, one of the most notorious gangs of its era, reporter Jonathan Green creates a visceral and devastating portrait of a New York City borough, and the dedicated detectives and prosecutors struggling to stop the tide of violence. The setting is Soundview, one of the city’s most dangerous projects, where we encounter the gangsters Suge and Pipe, and the charismatic leader of Sex Money Murder, Pistol Pete. We also meet the dedicated policemen, like rookie housing cop Pete Forcelli and seasoned Detective John O’Malley, risking their lives to make a difference. It’s a world in which dealers get their hands dirty simply by counting the hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash they make on a monthly basis, watch Scarface while smoking spliffs between shootings, and coolly assassinate rivals during a neighborhood football game; and where nothing is more important than preserving your honor and expanding your domain—with force. Breaking up the gang is a legal feat, but their murderous reputation and the expansion of their drug operation across state lines means that Sex Money Murder draws the attention of the Feds—the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms—and the persevering federal prosecutors Liz Glazer and Nicole LaBarbera, who will use RICO (the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) to go after the drug crews. Drawing on years of research and extraordinary access to gang leaders, law enforcement, and federal prosecutors, Green delivers an epic character-driven narrative and an engrossing work of gritty urban reportage. Magisterial in its scope, Sex Money Murder offers a unique perspective on the violence raging in modern-day America and the battle to end it.
Category: True Crime

Being Urban A Sociology Of City Life 3rd Edition

Author : David A. Karp
ISBN : 9781440828560
Genre : Social Science
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This third edition of a classic urban sociology text examines critical but often-neglected aspects of urban life from a social-psychological theoretical perspective. • Provides a complete analysis of the important social psychological dimensions of urban life that are often overlooked • Supplies a comprehensive description of the 19th-century theoretical roots of urban sociology • Enables readers to see concretely how theories are "applied" to illuminate the operation of a range of urban cultures, processes, and structures • Considers a number of topics that are likely to resonate with readers personally, such as alternative approaches to the concept of "community," the daily organization of city life, and the phenomenon of urban tolerance of diversity • Includes an up-to-date, new chapter on the arts and urban life
Category: Social Science

Black Mafia Family

Author : Mara Shalhoup
ISBN : 1903854938
Genre : Drug dealers
File Size : 52.72 MB
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In the early 1990s, brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory, known as 'Big Meech' and 'Southwest T', rose from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in America: the Black Mafia Family. After a 10-year climb to the top of the drug game, the Flenorys had it all: a fleet of Bentleys, a 500-man workforce and an estimated quarter of a billion dollars in drug sales. Yet even as the BMF was attracting celebrity attention, they created a cult of violence that struck fear into a city - and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the underworld.
Category: Drug dealers

Dirty South

Author : Ben Westhoff
ISBN : 9781569768679
Genre : Music
File Size : 36.64 MB
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Acting as both investigative journalist and irreverent critic, Ben Westhoff journeys across the southern United States in a small Hyundai to document the phenomenon of southern hip-hop. The exclusive interviews with the genre's prominent players take many forms-watching rappers "make it rain" in a Houston strip club, partying with The 2 Live Crew's Luke Campbell, visiting the gritty neighborhoods where T. I. and Lil Wayne grew up, and speaking with DJ Smurf and Ms. Peachez along the way. The celebrated but dark history of Houston's Rap-A-Lot Records, the lethal rivalry between Atlanta's Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy, and the venerable Scarface's memories from time in a mental institution are just a few of the textured and tricky subjects explored.
Category: Music