The proclaimed “Underrated Legend”, Cadet, delivers his first posthumously released single titled “Gang Gang”. The LA Beats produced track sees the late star dwelling on the social injustices black men face from being wrongfully targeted by the police. Over a dark, upbeat backdrop, he takes ample time to conceptualize how societal stereotypes can creep into law enforcements perception of black men in general. To makes it even more relatable, the song was inspired by a real-life incident that occurred last year September.
The music video for “Gang Gang”, was directed by Cadet alongside Simon Awkes (Shiro Story) and filmed in London, two weeks before Cadet’s passing.
In February this year Cadet tragically died in a car accident on the way to perform a headline show in Staffordshire. In March, on what would have been Cadet’s 29th Birthday, many artists took to the stage of a poignantly sold out Brixton Academy for The Rated Legend show held in his honour. Those who performed included Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle, Dave, AJ Tracey, Krept & Konan, Big Shaq, Afro B, Yungen and more, with the proceeds from the show going to charitable organization, The Cadet Trust.
Praised for the passion, power and gripping narratives of his lyricism, Cadet was championed by artists such as Stormzy and Wiley and Radio 1/ 1Xtra DJS Charlie Sloth and DJ Semtex and received a UEA Award for ‘Best Rapper’ in 2017. He supported Krept & Konan on their ‘The Long Way Home Tour’ and Bugzy Malone on his ‘Walk With Me Tour’, and performed at Wireless Festival in 2017.
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