BMF Founders Hit With 30 Years

14 09 2008

 

You may ask, Shift what’s the relevance of this to hip-hop of you even.  First off I think that the sheer amount of money these dudes made off coke is UPSURD!!!!  Their empire was worth close to 270 MILLION!!!!  Second of all, with all that cake why did they ONLY sign “Blu Divinci”.  I have no clue.  But, man this is like some American Gangster Frank Lucas type shit.  And, you know Hov tore this subject matter to shreds on “FALLIN”.  But, we won’t get into that here.  But, the BMF founders were sentenced to thirty years a piece.  And, Big Meech is 40 years old.  So, if he lives that long GOD WILLING, he’ll be 70 when he gets out.  His brother will be 68.  Wow, just wow.  Here’s what AHH had to say about it.

 

 

Brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory were sentenced yesterday (September 12) to 30 years in prison, for running the cocaine organization known as The Black Mafia Family.

 

Demetrius and Terry were apprehended in 2005 and indicted under the CCE (Continuing Criminal Enterprise) law, which like RICO charges carry life sentences.

 

Under the federal prison system, there is no parole option.

 

Seeking to avoid spending the rest of their natural lives in prison, the brothers pleaded guilty in November 2007 to the CCE charges and laundering drug money in hopes of serving the minimum 20 year sentence.

 

However, evidence presented by prosecutors resulted in 30 year sentences for both men. BMF was founded by the brothers in Detroit during the late 1980s.

 

After quickly securing valuable contacts with international coke suppliers, the organization grew to a nationwide criminal conspiracy within a few years.

 

The group began to draw unwanted attention from federal agents in 2003 once they established a high-profile operation in Atlanta, where they erected billboards, held lavish parties, created DVDs, and boasted of their connections with rappers Young Jeezy and Fabolous.

 

Also notable in the organization’s downfall was Meech’s involvement in a brazen 2003 shootout in the Buckhead nightclub section of Atlanta that left two men dead, including Sean “Diddy” Combs’ bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones.

 

In 2005, agents raided several key BMF operations in Georgia, Michigan, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, and California.

 

To date, those raids have resulted in over 150 indictments of BMF members or associates, effectively dismantling the drug empire.

 

According to authorities, these convictions of BMF’s top members end a 15 year investigation into the Black Mafia Family’s criminal enterprise.

 

At their peak, Demetrius (age 40) and Terry (age 38) Flenory are estimated to have controlled a cocaine empire worth $270 million.





The Cincinnati Monster Top 10 for the Week of July 7th 2008

14 07 2008

 

I‘ve really been listening to alot of Hip-Hop right about now.  Certain summer records are growing on me others…nah!  But, my Top 10 has lightweight been shuffling.  Check it out and see whats going down!!!


1.  Nas ft. Keri Hilson Hero

2. Swizz Beatz- Where Da Cash At

3. T.I.-What Up

4.  Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West-Put On

5.  Plies-Somebody loves You

6. Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne-Girls Around the World

7.  Chip the Ripper-Fresh, Fly, Fitted

8. T.I.-Swing Ya Rag

9. Lil Wayne-A Milli

10. Red Cafe ft. Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Fabolous-Paper Touchin (remix)





New York Comin Real Hard Right Now…Pause

8 07 2008

The only thing I will say against this is that it’s the older guy, the veterans who are holdin’ it down for New York right now.  It’s no fresh faces.  Whatever, the music is still strong and shittin on whatever.  These are the songs that are coming out of the Y right now that are shittin’ on the game in my opinion.


Nas Hero

 

Swizz Beatz-Where Da Cash At?

Red Cafe ft. Fabolous, Jadakiss and Fat Joe

 

I really feel Fab and Jada’s verse.  This is dat real shit.  I’m gettin excited about Hip-Hop again.  





DJ Khaled Readies We Global!

26 06 2008

 

I can’t hate on Khaled.  He’s the ring leader of a new movement and he doesn’t do anything but holler on songs.  He does alot of things behind closed doors and he’s today’s music executive.  He’s everywhere, he has his hands on the best music and great relationships with today’s hottest artists.  He has a label deal with Koch and now Def Jam for his label the We The Best Music Group.  He has a new artist, Ace Hood who isn’t that bad.  He’s moving in the right direction.  I like Khaled.  I like what he’s doing.  He’s becoming a force on his own, I can’t knock the man’s hustle nor his passion for the game, I’m takin’ notes.  So here’s the news.

 

 

 

DJ Khaled has put together some pretty big collaborations in the past to go along with his albums laced with some of the finest Hip Hop has to offer. The trend is set to continue as DJ Khaled prepares his latest dish titled We Global on Koch/We The Best Music Group.

We Global will be Khaled’s third album and will be jump started by the lead single “Out Here Grindin” which will feature AkonLil BoosieRick RossPliesYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and Ace Hood with production by The Runners.

“’Out Here Grindin’” is the biggest record in the streets!! This will be the anthem for ‘08!” says Khaled via statement. “I do this for the streets!!! WE GLOBAL!!!! This record is for the people!!!”

video for the single is currently in the works.

We Global will feature Kanye WestFabolousFat JoeNasSean PaulBusta RhymesFlo-RidaAkonRick RossYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and many more to be announced. Production will be handled by the likes of The RunnersDanja,NastyThe IncrediblesCool and Dre and Beat Novacaine.

Look for We Global to be released on September 16th.   

 

 

 

 





Timberland Wins Big At ASCAP Awards, EMI does too…

24 06 2008

 

Ok hmmmm, Big Ups to Timbo for winning all award for Songwriter of the Year.  But, huge ups to EMI Publishing…What Performance Rights Organization should I go with??? Leaning towards ASCAP one day, then BMI the next…hmmmm? any suggestions? Thanks ALLHIPHOP

 

-Shift Love the Kids

 

 

Producer Timbaland took home songwriter of the year last night at the 21st Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards last night (June 23) in Los Angeles California.

 

The awards, which also paid tribute to legendary group New Edition, took place during an elegant ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hilton. MC Lyte and Johnta Austin hosted the event, where over 600 songwriters and publishers were on hand.

 

Although he was on his honeymoon in Aruba, Timbaland took home top Songwriter of the Year for the third time.

 

The rapper/producer wrote or co-produced four hit songs, including “Ice Box” by Omarion, “Make Me Better” by Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo, “My Love” by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. and “Until the End of Time” by Justin Timberlake featuring Beyoncé.

 

Timbaland’s winning streak was topped only by EMI Music Publishing, which took home publisher of the year for an incredible, 14th consecutive year.

 

The win, which was based on 17 hit songs, also the 16th time in the 21-year history of the awards show that EMI has received this honor.

 

For Big Jon Platt, EMI’s President, West Coast Creative and Head of Urban in the United States, the ingredients to maintain success are quite simple.

 

“Our roster of songwriters creates the most soulful and influential music in the world, and it’s their talent and passion that has kept us on top for fourteen years,” Platt told AllHipHop.com. “And with all the great music that our songwriters are creating at the moment, I wouldn’t be surprised if they helped us stayed at the top for many years to come.”

 

The highlight of the evening came, as New Edition was honored during with ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note award, in celebration of the pioneering group’s 25th anniversary.

 

All members were present including Bobby Brown, who delivered a classic acceptance speech to the delight of attendees.

 

Other big winners included Mims, who won Ringtone of the Year for his hit “This is Why I’m Hot,” “Make Me Better,” which also won Rap Song of the Year.

 

Other celebrities and winners included Ludacris, Akon, Keri Hilson, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Lil Boosie, Princess from Crime Mob, Shawty Lo, Eddie Murphy, Polow Da Don, Sylvia Rhone, Rhymefest, Rick Ross, Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker, Chaka Zulu and others.