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Cali Swag District Member Dies

5/16/2011 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

M-Bone -- one the of the members of the rap group Cali Swag District -- died last night ... TMZ has confirmed.

Cali Swag District Shot

Earlier this morning, the group's leader, Smoove -- posted a Tweet saying, "Ma life changed drastically in the. Blink of an eye rip mbone."

So far, it's unclear how M-Bone died.

0516-cali-video2Cali Swag District shot to stardom with their hit, "Teach Me How to Dougie."

M-Bone -- real name Mante Talbert -- was 22.

Just last year, M-Bone and the rest of the guys came in to the TMZ studio and taught Harvey how to "Dougie." He couldn't have been nicer.

R.I.P.

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Titanium    

R.I.P.

Cue the racist, ignorant, uneducated comments:

1235 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He was so young. Sad.

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Eriden07    

sad what a loss! Just senseless...... :(

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Me    

What is up with all of these young people dying over the last week or two.

1235 days ago
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DJ    

No clue who he was. RIP i suppose though.

1235 days ago
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Phreaky    

This is what happens when you give people with an I.Q. of 4 a loaded gun.

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J_Alyce    

I hope you all don't think RACISTS go to heaven...lol!!!! RIP...the loss of a young life of ANY RACE is a shame.

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charelle nicholson    

Wow I can't believe this has happened.I just saw cali swag district do a live performance at my school inglewood high school back in January and now to hear about this smh...talkin about people getting killed for no reason....mbone was the best person to do the dougie RIP Mbone

1235 days ago
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Raymond Allen Burlew III    

SORRY!

1235 days ago
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Ms.Sherita    

Carolynn what the hell is your problem? You dumb he was just a kid who lost his life over a senseless act and you say something like that? You're an idiot! And it's not your place to cast judgment on anywho, you damn prick. Go choke on your own words. SN:RIP M-Bone, you lost your life to early, you had so much left in you to give. Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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PJ    

Carolynn, Imma pray for you.I looked at your past posts and for a year you've only had negative things to say about other people. You're a VERY unhappy woman.God loves you Carolynn. Get counseling.This boy was No THUG! he was an entertainer who LEGALLY made in two years more than you'll see in twenty. Learn how to"Dougie". The kid made FeelGood music. HE WAS NO THUG!!!!!!

1235 days ago
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MikeP    

very sad

And is another perfect reminder to live each day, to its fullest, and to be grateful. I wish his family and friends strength in dealing and healing in their current crisis.

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samira    

RIP M-BONE..... GOD DONE TOOK YOU TO A BETTER PLACE.......@CAROLYNN HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF HE WAS A GANG BANGER BIN LADEN WAS A TERROR HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IF SOMEONE SAID FOR YOU TO GO AND HANG YA SELF...... AND THAT YOU WOULD GO WITH BIN LADEN BEFORE HE DO..... SMH.... PPL JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY OUT THEIR MOUTH.......

1235 days ago
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Homer    

@carolynn, they all will be waiting on you when you arrive too!!!
Rip

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DARRELL    

TOO YOUNG TO GO, JUST SAD...MAY HE RIP

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