Category Archives: murder


M-Bone Cali Swag District

If you’re one of the many people still looking for someone to teach you how to Dougie, lessons from the masters just got scaled back a bit.  Rapper M-Bone of Cali Swag District – the group responsible for last year’s hit hip-hop dance song “Teach Me How To Dougie” – was tragically gunned down Sunday night in a drive-by shooting.

Bone, born Mante Talbert, was one-fourth of the group that rose to fame with their 2010 single “Teach Me How to Dougie.” Cali Swag frontman C-Smoove tweeted, “Ma life changed drastically in the blink of an eye. rip mbone,” early Monday morning.

Inglewood Police Department Homicide Sgt. Brian Spencer confirmed to MTV News that the 22-year-old Bone died of two gunshot wounds to the head in his hometown of Inglewood, California.

Witness accounts confirm that the rapper was seated in his car when the gunmen pulled alongside him in a separate vehicle and let off at least two rounds. The suspects fled northbound on La Brea.  [via MTV News]

That is terrible and sad.  And really kinda makes me question what’s being considered “gangsta rap” nowadays.  Should I be concerned about the well-being of the dudes responsible for my other favorite hip-hop dance song of 2010 “Movin Like Berney”?  Because that would honestly devastate me.  Not to mention putting my self control and tact to the ultimate test to avoid making an easy Weekend at Bernie’s joke.



Fred Durst Limp Bizkit murder

Something tells me if the guy knew how the evening would play out, he'd choose "My Way" over "the highway."

Welp, it’s taken a surprising 16 years, but the first argument over Limp Bizkit’s music to result in murder has been reported.  And it doesn’t play out as you’d hope expect…

A Sunshine Coast [Australia] man was bashed to death, put in a shopping trolley and dumped in a creek following a drunken fight over music selection, a court has heard. The court was told Emmanuel McPherson, 48, objected when his flatmate, James Albert Madden, played a Limp Bizkit album on Mr. McPherson’s stereo. A fight then broke out, in which Mr. Madden allegedly beat Mr. McPherson to death. Mr. Madden, 24, is on trial for Mr. McPherson’s murder. He pleads not guilty to the charge.

The dispute reportedly began when Mr. McPherson told Mr. Madden not to touch his stereo and told him to turn the CD off. A Brisbane Supreme Court jury was told Mr. Madden hit Mr. McPherson about the head with an alcohol bottle, punched him and stomped on his face as he lay on the floor.

He was found the next morning and although Mr. Madden initially denied any involvement in the death of his “bro”, he was charged with Mr. McPherson’s murder. Mr. Cummings said the jury would hear a confession he made to a man Mr. Madden believed was a fellow cellmate, but was in fact an undercover police officer who had recorded four hours of conversations he had with Mr. Madden in a jail cell. The jury will hear the officer ask Mr. Madden if he was going to be released. He replied: “No. I’ve murdered a man. Killed him a couple of days ago.”  [Brisbane Times via]

Well, this is kinda depressing.  Of course the loss of life is tragic, and I don’t mean to make light of horrifying, senseless violence like this, but why’d it have to be one of the good guys?  I was preemptively brimming with schadenfreude when I saw the headline and started reading, but nooOOoo, the guy sticking up for good taste in music just had to be the guy to get murdered.  I guess god doesn’t have as much of a sense of humor as I’d hoped for.

Even still, this raises some questions…

  • Was “Break Stuff” playing in the background during the beating?  Was a “muthaf*ckin chainsaw” not readily available?
  • Which album was playing?  Maybe Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water just wasn’t the poor guy’s jam.  Maybe he was more of a Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ kinda guy.  Boy, that killer would sure feel like an ass, then.  Bizkit “bros” gotta stick together, y’all!
  • Was the undercover cop cellmate disguised as a juggalo to coax the confession?  They just seem so easy to talk to about those sorts of things.