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Wahlberg: For Boston, I'd bring back the Funky Bunch

Posted by Emily Wright  April 24, 2013 02:06 PM

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It could be time for Marky Mark to "bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme" once again.

Boston hunk Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg told a TMZ reporter that he would consider reuniting the Funky Bunch to raise money for Boston after the Marathon bombings. The rapper-turned-"Pain & Gain" actor chatted quickly with media as he left T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. this morning.

"Mark, would you ever do a once in a lifetime concert for the victims of Boston?" the camera man asked him.

"Absolutely," Wahlberg replied.

The reporter then put his foot in his mouth by messing up the rest of the group's name (oops).

"As Marky Mark and the Fun Bunch?"

"Funky Bunch, but close," Wahlberg answered. "Why not?"

It feels like a lifetime ago that Wahlberg was out there rapping in tank tops and baggy jeans, but we'll be far from mad if he brings back hits like "Good Vibrations."

Wahlberg also commented on what he thought about the bombings when asked by another reporter on the scene.

"I think it's a horrible, horrible tragedy, but you know, we've felt so much support and love from the entire country and around the world," Wahlberg told the reporter in the TMZ clip. "You know, it's through those thoughts and prayers that people can start to heal."

Would you go see the show? Were you a fan of Marky Mark in the past? Fill us in via our comments section.

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