Meshell Ndegeocello provides a powerful, gritty and emotional score to Black Mafia Family, which premieres on STARZ September 26th. Michole Briana White (Songbird), Ajiona Alexus (Empire), Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Blue Story) and Myles Truitt (Kin) star in the drama series from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power, Power Book II: Ghost, For Life) and writer/executive producer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (Star, Rebel, Power). EMP client Todd Dahlhoff provides the music editing.
Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980’s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. Demetrius “Big Meech”Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of Hip Hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. The series is about love, kinship and capitalism in
the pursuit of the American dream. -Deadline
Meshell continues her work on the long-running series Queen Sugar on OWN, and is starting work on Our Kind of People for FOX.