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Rapper M-Bone remembered at Inglewood funeral

May 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A rapper who was shot to death in Inglewood has been laid to rest. A funeral was held Friday for 22-year-old Montae Ray Talbert, known to his fans as "M-Bone" of the hip hop group Cali Swag District.

The group made its mark with their hit "Teach Me How to Dougie." Even First Lady Michelle Obama got in on the dance craze.

More than 2,000 people attended Talbert's funeral. His grandmother, who raised him and his two brothers, got the audience on their feet with how her late grandson tried to teach her how to do the "Dougie" dance.

Talbert was shot in the head and killed outside a liquor store in a drive by shooting on May 15. There haven't been any arrests. Family and friends are asking for those who know something to step forward and help police.

"If you know something please," said uncle Vincent Talbert. "I am going to say it one more time, please, move forward and let somebody know something."

"That's how the streets is," said friend Jesse Darjean. "Until someone comes forward, you're still on the search for them."

While the investigation continues, those who knew M-Bone are left trying to deal with their loss.

"I keep on thinking why they have to take his life," said 9-year-old cousin Keashawn Jones. "It's hard. It's hard for me, for my brother, and my friends."

Anyone with information is urged to call the Inglewood Police Department at 310-412-5246.

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