Monday, May 16, 2011

Teach Me How To Dougie Rapper Killed In Inglewood

PHOTO CREDIT: WDKX.COM
STORY CREDIT: ABC7.COM

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- An investigation is under way after a local rapper was shot to death in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood on Sunday night.

Authorities responded to the 400 block of N. La Brea Avenue at 10:32 p.m. and found a man inside a black vehicle with two gunshot wounds to his head. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.

The victim was identified as Mante Ray Talbert, a 22-year-old from Hawthorne. Talbert was known as M-Bone of the Southern California rap group Cali Swag District. The group became famous for the song "Teach Me How to Dougie."

Police said the suspect pulled almost adjacent to the victim, who was seated in his car, pointed a gun out of the window and fired multiple shots.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined. Anyone with information is urged to call (888) 41-CRIME.

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What in the world is going in LA these days! From the veteran industry publicist, to the recent MTV Production Coordinator, now this young rapper, and to everyone in between! For those of us living here, Los Angeles and that includes Hollywood, is becoming the wild, wild, west! But why?

Or is LA, and that includes Hollywood, just like other cities across the country? Police Dept. budgets get cut and crimes rise. Maybe I'm just super-sensitive to my personal surroundings, but it appears I need to be. Think I'll be Dougie-ing from the comforts of home for a while.

Below is the "Teach Me How To Dougie" video! R.I.P. Mante Ray Talbert. Condolences to the family, friends, and fans.

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