'Dougie' Rapper M-Bone Struck Twice In The Head, Killed In Shooting At Inglewood Liquor Store
22-year-old hip-hop artist “M-Bone” (Mante Talbert) was killed Sunday night in Inglewood, a reported "victim of random violence" according to a statement from his publicist Greg Miller, reports the Associated Press. "He was a hardworking, passionate artist and dancer that will be deeply missed," said Miller.
According to police, Talbert was struck in the head twice during a drive-by shooting in the 400 block of North La Brea Ave. around 10:30 p.m. The victim was reportedly sitting in the passenger seat of a car after stopping at a liquor store on his way home from a recording session with this group Cali Swag District. Another vehicle reportedly pulled up alongside and fired gunshots into the car striking the artist twice in the head, said Ingelwood police Lt. James Madia. The motive is under investigation.Talbert was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Cali Swag District's hit "Teach Me How to Dougie" is based on the "Dougie" dance, which first appeared in Texas and is noted for its leaning stances, shoulder and arm movements.
The dance was not only performed in dance clubs and the streets but by celebrities as well, from Wolf Blitzer to Washington Wizards star John Wall; even first lady Michelle Obama recently performed the dance as part of her "Let's Move" initiative.
"Teach Me How to Dougie" spent several months in the top 10 of Billboard's hot rap songs. The group also performed the dance on several television shows.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Inglewood police homicide investigators at (310) 412-5246, notes LA Now.