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Friday, December 22, 2006

BMF feedback

Online comments to "BMF: Hip-hop's shadowy empire," the three-part series by Mara Shalhoup that we conclude in this week's issue, have been pretty wild.

A lot are complimentary. "Best series I've seen inda Loaf EVER!" That sort of thing.

Some people talk about how proud they are that the Black Mafia Family was living large in Atlanta.

Other comments claim the articles were inaccurate. Someone who calls himself "F" writes: "It's a shame that you have to slander someone's name and use false statements just to make a 'hot' story. I know 'Meech' personally and not even half of what was stated was true. [He's] one of the most lovin' and nicest people you ever want to meet despite what other people say, so get your story together next time and let my 'big homie' be."

It's been a trip to read the range of reactions. I thought a lot of readers would take us to task for failing to condemn BMF's excesses. But Mara was trying to keep the story objective, so she didn't get into a lot of judgments.

Continue reading "BMF feedback" at atlanta.creativeloafing.com È

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