Rapper M-Bone Shot, Killed in Inglewood: Publicist

Police are now investigating the death of Montae Talbert, aka M-bone.

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    The rapper known as M-Bone was shot and killed Sunday night in Inglewood, according to his group's publicist. 

    The shooting occurred at about 11:30 p.m. in front of a liquor store in the 400 block of North La Brea Avenue. Inglewood police said the victim, wounded in the upper body, was found in the car.

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    Mante Talbert who had a rap name "M-bone" is shot while sitting in front of a liquor store. He was famous for the dance song "Teach me how to dougie."

    He died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The coroner's office has not confirmed the victim's identity.

    M-Bone was a member of the group Cali Swag District. The group is best known for the 2010 single "Teach Me How to Dougie."

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    It's the dance move of the moment, on the street, in clubs, on football fields and basketball courts across the country. The guys behind the Dougie are right here from Southern California. And as a mildly embarrassing extra, some NBCLA staffers gave it a try.

    The group's label, Big Hassle Media, released a statement  late Monday morning: "Cali Swag District member Mante 'M-Bone' Talbert was the victim of a random act of violence last night, Sunday, May 15th in his hometown of Inglewood. As police are still investigating the shooting and untimely death, we ask that anyone with information contact the Inglewood Police Department. Mante, was the comedic entertainer of Cali Swag District (who helped launch 'The Dougie' to mainstream audiences) and was an inspiration to his family, friends and fans. He was a hardworking, passionate artist and dancer that will be deeply missed."

    C-Smoove, a member of the group, tweeted Monday that his life changed drastically in the blink of an eye, and added "rip mbone.''

    Anyone with information about the shooting can call Inglewood police detectives at 310-412-5240.