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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Who is Cali Swag District?

Who is Cali Swag District? The entertainment and raw world know Cali Swag District as an American hip hop group from Inglewood, California,[2] founded by former Death Row Records artist Big Wy and Dairold Potts.[3] Members are C-Smoove (aka Smoove Da General), Yung and JayAre. On May 16, 2011, founding (and, at that time, current) group member M-Bone (born Monte Talbert) was killed
M-Bone (Monte Talbert)
during a drive-by shooting in his hometown of Inglewood, California.[4][5]

 Career

The group is best known for the single "Teach Me How to Dougie", which debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6] The song remained on the chart and climbed steadily during the weeks that followed, rising to number 28 by its thirteenth week. "Teach Me How to Dougie" reached number 1 on Billboard Heatseekers, holding the number 2 position for six consecutive weeks before claiming the number 1 position in its seventh week. The group is signed with Capitol Records' Checkmate Entertainment imprint.
The group's second single was "Where You Are", which samples Michael Jackson's 1972 hit "I Wanna Be Where You Are".[7] According to Capitol Records, the group's debut studio album, The Kickback, will be released in 2011. The group's third single, the album's title track, was released on January 18, 2011. It failed to make an impact at radio, only charting to number 91 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Death of M-Bone

M-Bone, a member of the popular hip-hop group Cali Swag District, was shot and killed on May 15. According to TMZ, the 22-year-old rapper was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, Calif. M-Bone, whose real name was Montae Talbert, was standing next to his car in front a liquor store.[8]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
The Kickback

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[9]
US R&B
[10]
US Rap
[11]
2010 "Teach Me How to Dougie" 28 9 6 The Kickback
"Where You Are" 45 22
2011 "Kickback" 91
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

 

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