With roughly two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson has certainly made quite the name for himself. After releasing his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003 and following it up with a string of equally successful singles and albums, the esteemed rapper was on top of the world in a way unlike virtually any artist the genre had ever seen before. Jackson would parlay his success into other avenues rather quickly, releasing both a video game and a biographical film in 2005 that illuminated the legend that is 50 Cent for the entire world to see. In recent years he has even made the transition to television with hit series like the Starz original Power which wrapped up early last year, and now a new Starz series that has already been greenlit for a second season just days after the first premiered in BMF.
Debuting on Starz last weekend, BMF details the true story of a drug trafficking and organized crime syndicate based in Detroit, Michigan better known as The Black Mafia Family. Led by notorious Detroit-bred gangsters and brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, BMF was originally founded in the 1980’s and would wreak havoc throughout the Motor City in the coming decades before many of their members, Big Meech and Southwest T included, were arrested in the early 2000’s on an array of charges. While they have been the subject of a multitude of documentaries and other Hollywood projects, however a new project they are the subject of has caught everybody’s attention in the 50 Cent-produced series BMF. The new series is just a few days old yet has already been renewed for a second season which was confirmed by Starz this week with Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz, adding: “Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson continues to find and cultivate stories like BMF that are culturally relevant, bringing the network important untold stories that are incredibly diverse both in front of and behind the camera.” It is safe to say Starz is happy with their decision, and viewers of the new series can remain excited about the future of BMF as the rest of season one airs over the coming weeks.
The true crime genre is more alive and well than ever before, whether it be through the lens of organized crime or the police. BMF utilizes the former to tell the true story about the rise and fall of an iconic crime syndicate that played an integral role in the hip-hop industry and still exerts a degree of influence. This subsequently makes 50 Cent the prime candidate to produce the series, and he must be doing something right given how quick Starz was ready to renew the series for a second season. Starz subscribers can tune in this weekend to catch the next episode of BMF and they can additionally remain on the lookout for further updates about season two.