Archive for May 16, 2011

BREAKING: Cali Swag District Member Fatally Shot

Posted in 1 on May 16, 2011 by bobbybounce

A member of “Teach Me How To Dougie” group Cali Swag District was reportedly fatally shot last night (May 15) while in his hometown Inglewood, California.

According to reports, group member M-Bone suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

M-Bone — one the of the members of the rap group Cali Swag District — died last night … TMZ has confirmed. Cali Swag District shot to stardom with their hit, “Teach Me How to Dougie.” M-Bone — real name Montae Talbert– was 22. (TMZ)
M-Bone’s death was also confirmed by group member C-Smoove.

“Ma life changed drastically in the. Blink of an eye rip mbone,” he tweeted Monday (May 16). (C-Smoove’s Twitter)
The group consisted of M-Bone, C-Smoove, Yung and JayAre.

Cali Swag District is an American hip hop group from Inglewood, California, founded by former Death Row artist Big Wy and Dairold Potts. The group is best known for the single “Teach Me How to Dougie”, which debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song remained on the chart and climbed steadily during the weeks that followed, rising to number 28 by its thirteenth week. “Teach Me How to Dougie” reached number 1 on Billboard Heatseekers, holding the number 2 position for six consecutive weeks before claiming the number 1 position in its seventh week. The group is signed with Capitol Records’ Checkmate Entertainment imprint. (Wikipedia)
Still awaiting a release date for their Kickback album, Cali Swag District’s Yung recentlyt talked to SOHH about why fans should support the debut.

“The number one reason why you should go out and buy The Kickback is because “Teach Me How To Dougie” is on the album. And I know everybody loved that song, so if you want to cop that, put it in your CD player and bang that out, you’ll get to hear that. We’re not gonna try to put the record on too early because the fans have been hearing it the whole time we’ve been out. So we’re not gonna give it to them too early on the album, they’re gonna have to wait.” (Buy My Record) Shouts out to
R.I.P. M-BONE – All this gun violence must stop…..

*UPDATE* Cali Swag’s M-Bone Murder Stems From Jealousy, Says Girlfriend…

More details have emerged following Sunday’s unexpected fatal shooting of Cali Swag District member Montae “M-Bone” Talbert as his girlfriend claims jealousy ultimately played a role in what went down.

According to reports, the late rapper’s girlfriend said a man living within their California complex was extremely jealous over M-Bone’s success with Cali Swag.

The girlfriend — who is scared and does not want her name used — confirms M-Bone was in a Twitter war with the jealous man, which we previously reported. We’re told the jealous man made threats of violence. The girlfriend tells us … on Sunday … she picked M-Bone up at the airport at 12:15PM and took him back to their apartment. Later that night, at around 10PM, M-Bone took her car and said he was going to the studio to record. She tells us soon after she got a call from another member of Cali Swag with the devastating news her boyfriend had been shot. (TMZ)
The rapper’s life was taken away late Sunday (May 15) night.

Talbert was shot twice in the head Sunday night in the 400 block of North La Brea Avenue, said Lt. Steve Overly of the Inglewood Police Department, when someone pointed a gun out a car window and fired multiple shots. Talbert died later at a hospital. (Los Angeles Times)
Following his death, producer Jermaine Dupri reflected on the impact M-Bone and Cali Swag had on the West Coast region.

“That’s my most significant memory about him…he was one of the main dudes who brought the dance back to them. The dance originated in Dallas and was brought to Cali. The members of the group are not from where the dance is from. He was the one who was really killing the Dougie.” (RapFix)
M-Bone’s death was initially confirmed by group member C-Smoove.

“Ma life changed drastically in the. Blink of an eye rip mbone,” he tweeted Monday (May 16). (C-Smoove’s Twitter)