Archive for February 23, 2012
Newly signed YMCMB Artist Kevin Gates Goes Back To Baton Rouge And Performs At The Varsity Theatre.
17 year old Brooklyn native Joey BadA$$ debuts his video for “Survival Tactics” the first release off his solo Project “1999″ slated to drop late march 2012. The song features fellow Brooklyn based artist Capital STEEZ . Joey along with Steez are original memebers of the BK based movement Pro.Era (Progressive Era: http://proera.tumblr.com/).
Neako presents the new project, TR33. Three new records and two interludes, which explain the LVLYSL & ZEBRAGANG movement. TR33 (pronounced TREE) are originally three missing tracks from the LVLZebra sessions, giving fans a soundtrack and further insight of the LVLYSL philosophy.
A man testifying in the drug dealing trial of Memphis native Craig Petties told jurors yesterday, that the group funneled millions of dollars in cocaine to members of Black Mafia Family.
Craig Petties, who is the half brother of 36 Mafia’s DJ Paul, is currently on trial for dealing tens of millions of dollars of drugs from Mexico, in the United States.
According to testimony yesterday by Georgia native Torrance Hill, thousands of kilos were moved from Mexico to members of BMF, which was headed by Demetrious “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory.
Torrance Hill was no small drug dealer.
According to the police, Hill raked in over $9 million a month, while dealing drugs for the Petties organization.
Drug shipments would be sent to Hill in Georgia four or five times a month, starting and 2003.
Shipments were no less than 150 kilograms and were as high as 500 kilograms.
Hill said that one time he received a shipment that was 2500 kilograms, which was worth more than $50 million on the street.
Sometimes the drugs were shipped through FedEx, but most times, Hill would meet 18 wheelers that carried the drugs into Georgia.
The drugs would then be sold to dealers in Georgia, Alabama, Tallahassee Florida, Mississippi and parts of North Carolina.
Craig Petties, allegedly a member of the Gangster Disciples, has been labeled the biggest drug dealer in the history of Memphis.
According to officials, Craig Petties received his drugs directly from Edgar Valdez Villarreal aka La Barbie, the incarcerated leader of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel.
As a drug dealer, Petties lived a lavish lifestyle and amassed wealth and property.
Authorities seized two houses, valued at more than a million dollars, and twenty luxury vehicles.
The testimony is part of an ongoing trial to dismantle the Craig Petties organization.
The information about BMF came during the trial of two hitmen involved with organization, that are accused of multiple murders.