In 2004, I was introduced to Bleu Da Vinci and was commisioned to create artwork for the album, The World Is BMF. It was nominated for a Source Award & BMF appeared in numerous underground hip-hop dvd mags, most notably several issues of S.M.A.C.K. and The Come Up. The organization's most highly visible appearance was in a full-length DVD that was produced by The Raw Report which gave a detailed inside look at their movement. It was at this point prior to working with them i noticed the takeover that was happening & was wondering who the hell they were as they seemed to have all the trappings of a rappers lifestyle ie... Diamonds, exotic cars, ect without any buildup.
It was as if they just popped out of thin air!. After watching the dvd i WANTED IN!.... its as simple as that & i began networking with any associates of BMF and was able to converse with Bleu's PA and begin to negotiate. I was told to create a design that emphasized the world is bmf's & was also told to use a globe & to put little dots on the the map of USA. I was also told to make the dot on Cali the biggest one. At the time i really didd'nt understand why they wanted the dots but i done it anyway & presented the design proof. It was'nt till a little while after where i decided to do a little research on BMF and realized that Black Mafia Family were on Americas Most Wanted for drug trafficking on a "MAJOR" level.
Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother were drug kingpin's of America and I began to connect the dotS (pardon the pun) as to why they wanted the little dots on the map of USA. It turned out that the dots represented all the areas where they distributed drugs.
Even though in 2012/13 its was a popular thing for rappers to say i know big Meech..... i do'nt know Meech but i still feel glad that i was able to be apart & offer my services to the Black Mafia Family.
Here is the design i created...... (tell me what ya think)
Here is the History Channel full documentary of BMF....