December 13, 2020 – He conquered the coke game in his twenties. Now, he intends on taking over the legal weed game in his fifties. Fresh out of prison on home confinement, Black Mafia Family co-founder Terry (Southwest T) Flenory released his own-branded marijuana flower called “Black Magic” in his home state of Michigan last week. Marijuana is recreationally legal in Michigan. The name of the strain was inspired by the Denzel Washington character in the 2006 film American Gangster who sold Blue Magic heroin packets in Harlem of the 1970s. Black Magic can be purchased exclusively at retail dispensaries in the cities of Detroit (House of Dank), River Rouge (Green Care), Ypsilanti (Green Vitality), Traverse City (House of Dank), Lansing (Jars), Bay City (Dipso), Battle Creek (Fire Creek), Adrian (Amazing Budz) and Owosso (Jars). Flenory partnered with HYMAN Cannabis to create the Black Magic strain of cannabis for the retail market. Back in May, the 50-year old Flenory walked out of a 30-year federal prison term more than a decade early because of a reprieve provided by the COVID-19 pandemic and his own underlying health conditions. Southwest T pleaded guilty in 2005’s Operation Motor City Mafia case, the biggest domestic-based narcotics operation in American history. In 1990, Southwest T and his older brother, Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory began building what would become the sprawling and groundbreaking BMF empire from meager beginnings in Southwest Detroit in the shadows of The Ambassador Bridge. By the dawning of the New Millennium, BMF had control of the wholesale cocaine markets in 23 different states and had cemented a place for itself in the heavily hip-hop influenced pop-culture zeitgeist of the 2000s. At the time of their arrest in the fall of 2005, Big Meech was headquartered out of Atlanta and Southwest T was based out of Los Angeles. Southwest T’s camp watched over Detroit, still the nerve center of BMF affairs even with Flenorys themselves residing out of state. The Flenory brothers get frequent shout-outs in the rap lyrics of music superstars Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross. Southwest T received a Rolls-Royce as a welcome home present from rapper 50 Cent, the man behind the upcoming scripted television series on the rise and fall of BMF slated for the Starz cable network in 2022. Big Meech, 52, remains incarcerated on the Motor City Mafia conviction in an Oregon federal correctional facility after failing to convince the judge in his case that he deserved a compassionate release to serve out the rest of his sentence on home confinement like his brother. He’s not scheduled for release until 2032.