Family members, friends and hundreds of fans are turning out at Faithful Center to pay their final respects to Cali Swag influential member Mante “M-Bone” Talbert who was murdered on May 15th in his Inglewood stomping grounds. The vibrant yet sometimes silent group member was best known for his role in the introduction of the trendsetting “Dougie” movement that took the rap game by storm, propelling the collective as one of the West Coast’s next wave of talent. The 22 year old talented dancer was shot two times in his head in a drive-by shooting. Inglewood Police Department’s homicide division told MTV News that, while they have spoken to several witnesses, as of now they have made no arrests and have no suspects in the murder.
Be sure to stick with us throughout the day as we reflect on one of Hip-Hop’s most promising stars who had his life cut way too soon.
10:45 AM PT – Friends begin to file into the Faithful Center, come dressed similarly to Cali Swag, to wave goodbye to M-Bone.
10:50 – Media outlets and the police begin to gather outside of the center to attend to the growing crowd.
11:30 – As the service begins to get underway, the pastor asks that the congregation say a prayer.
2:48 PM PT – After an emotionally filled memorial service, packed with over 300 hundred mourners that included members of Cali Swag District, Mante “M-Bone” Talbert is laid to rest.
The Inglewood Police Department is asking anyone with information surrounding the death of M-Bone to come forward and call its homicide division at (310) 412-5246 or its 24-hour anonymous hotline number, (888) 41 CRIME, or (888) 412-7463.