Rapper Cadet’s single Gang Gang posthumously released as fans pay tribute

Cadet’s single Gang Gang has been post-humously released after the rapper tragically died back in February.

The powerful single highlights the injustices black men face from being wrongfully targeted by the police and was inspired by a real-life incident.

With lyrics like ‘Big baton and a taser are the weapons/I could fold a man right now with an M16 or a shotgun,’ the narrative style of the single puts a spotlight on the dangerous impact societal stereotypes can have on the policing system in the UK.

It goes on to mention Mark Duggan, a British man who was shot and killed by police and whose death resulted in public protests.

Meanwhile, the music video sees a policeman lip syncing the words to the track across an interrogation room table.

Fans have had high praise for the new track, with one commenting: ‘My guy left us with one of the best songs he’s ever made.’

Cadet was known for his unique storytelling style (Picture: Cadet)

Another added: ‘This was so needed …REST IN POWER KING,’ meanwhile one more fan said: ‘This really hurt to watch can’t believe he’s gone.’

A statement shared on his Instagram read: ‘We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance.

Fans took the opportunity to pay tribute to the rapper (Picture: Cadet)

The south London rapper found success on YouTube back in 2015, racking up millions of views with a string of hits – including Instagram Girls, Ask Me and Advice.

Cadet was known for his hard hitting, honest and personal lyrics, and previously explained he wanted his music to ‘mean something’.

‘I want my music to mean something. I feel like there’s a big difference between songs for the sake of having songs and music,’ he told

‘I feel like music is meant to mean something where you can show your children and your parents. I try to make sure my music means something.

‘I want music to be timeless. So I feel like I need to draw from timeless music in order to make timeless music.’

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