Cali Swag District member murdered in Inglewood

By Alex A. Alonso Staff Writer
May 17, 2011 | 3:08 a.m.

M-Bone of Cali Swag District is to the far right.

M-Bone of Cali Swag District is to the far right.

Inglewood – The three remaining members of Cali Swag District (CSD), family and all their fans are mourning the death of member Mante “M-Bone” Talbert, 22, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in Inglewood.

Cali Swag District are a hip-hop group famous for their 2010 hit, “Teach Me How to Dougie,” a reference to a Texas based dance that the District made internationally known.

Talbert was shot twice in the head on the 400 block of North La Brea Avenue when someone pointed a gun out a car window and fired multiple shots. M-Bone was stopped in front of the Airport Liquor Store at 420 North La Brea Avenue when another car pulled up beside him and fired multiple shots at about 10:30 p.m.

Group publicist Greg Miller told the Los Angeles Times that the shooting was completely random and that M-Bone was not involved in any criminal activity. The location where M-bone was shot is not in a gang territory and not known for gang conflict.

Inglewood Police are not saying if the shooting was random, or if Talbert was targeted, but TMZ is reporting that the shooting may have been the result of an ongoing argument M-bone was having online via a social networking site.

The group were working on their first album and were signed to Capitol Records. They released a remix that featured Jermaine Dupri, B.o.B, Bow Wow and Red Cafe, and their debut album, The Kickback, was slated later this year.

Two years ago this month, rapper Roderick “Dolla” Burton was shot and killed in Los Angeles by hip-hop promoter Aubrey Berry of Atlanta. In 2010 Berry was acquitted when a jury found the shooting to be done in self defense.

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22 Comments for “Cali Swag District member murdered in Inglewood”

  1. Shy1Cas

    runNing with the wROng crowd couLd get yoU dEad..

  2. it seem like he had personal beef with someone else becuzz they said the shootn happend in a none gang area….. n thats real odd for that to be n inglewood and in a none gang bangn area….

  3. nighengale

    He seemed like a real positive dude, i really want to know why this person would ki*l M-Bone, WHY?

  4. ludwig

    “lil man 76
    May 17, 2011 – 10:26 pm

    it seem like he had personal beef with someone else becuzz they said the shootn happend in a none gang area….. n thats real odd for that to be n inglewood and in a none gang bangn area….”

    first off that was in INGLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PIRU turf so i dont get what your saying…

  5. all yall guys ,is quick to ki*l each other ,but scared to knoddle knock them punk blank mexicans!

  6. yeah anybody that knows who did it, dont snicth on that person,walk up with the police and point them out ,yes tell dont hide ,we in the commuity got yo back let that punk blank bicth go inside and fight his real enimine. and yes yall this is HarrdTtimes so, I change my screan name ,cause they wont post my comment on this site , due to I basted them for working with the meixcan mafia! ha ha ha h a!

  7. 0N Sormandie

    WhkeN y0u ikN pkrikNgkleHk00d y0u akll ways hkave a bklaster 0N dekc Bkikgk Wy on Tv tkelling nigkgkas to snitch turnt oFF whkat upk witkhk tkhese mikcy mouse gang bkangkers

  8. enemigo


  9. rich

    idk i dont live anywhere near inglewood but i heard cblankidy mightve been behind it i hope not tho cause hes my fav rapper

  10. LA COUNTY 13


  11. diamon

    The police should be investigating this murder in the same way they are all over the beating of Brian Stow, but he is white therefore the media, tv, papers and radio love him more.

  12. Rulaid

    The I13ks havnt took out 1 NHP yet! They shoothing with they eyes closed…Meaning the first black male they see…On the other hand the NHPs have taking out more than a few of I13ks and counting…The I13ks just trying to make for their loses…The NHPs havnt buried, lost, or mourned any of their homies to I13ks…REAL sh*%…Them mexicants dont have a hood! Snitching and shooting non bangers is the I13ks get down because they know time is runing out for their sorry blank mexicant hood…

  13. […] Inglewood Police Department has not made any arrests in the slaying, but rumors began to circulate that Talbert, 22, may have been ki*led by a man […]


    guy are stupid, just like IFB and ETGC are together to fight the 60’s. yall need to stop and start knocking the wetback off. they are the treat now.smf

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