Cadet (rapper)

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Cadet
Birth nameBlaine Cameron Johnson[1]
Born2 March 1990[2]
Clapham, London, England
Died9 February 2019(2019-02-09) (aged 28)
Betley, Staffordshire, England
Genres
Years active2006–2019
Associated actsKrept and Konan

Blaine Cameron Johnson (2 March 1990 – 9 February 2019), known professionally as Cadet, was an English rapper. He began a solo career as a rapper in 2015, releasing a number of freestyles through YouTube outlets such as OSM Vision[3] and Link Up TV.[4][5]

His debut project, The Commitment, was released in 2016, followed by The Commitment 2 the following year.[6][7][8] He was best known for his single "Advice".[9]

Johnson was killed in a car accident while travelling to a concert in Betley, Staffordshire on 9 February 2019.[1][10][11][12]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "UK rapper Cadet dies in car crash". BBC News. 9 February 2019.
  2. "TALLY on Instagram: "You are all welcome. We are paying a tribute Tomorrow 3pm at Hyde Park. Much love ❤️"". Instagram. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CADET TALKS ABOUT HIS RISE AS A LYRICAL GRIME EMCEE". Archived from the original on 13 December 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. Kreps, Daniel; Kreps, Daniel (7 July 2018). "Watch Drake Deliver New 'Behind Barz' Freestyle". Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  5. "Cadet – Behind Barz | @CallMeCadet | Link Up TV" – via YouTube.
  6. Quinn, Dave (9 February 2019). "British Rapper Cadet Dies at 28 in Car Accident on His Way to a Performance". People. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. Busby, Mattha (9 February 2019). "British rapper Cadet dies in taxi crash on way to gig in Staffordshire". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  8. "The Commitment 2 – Cadet: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. "Who was Cadet, the rising star who tragically died in a taxi on his way to gig?". 9 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  10. Smith-Spark, Laura (9 February 2019). "UK rapper Cadet killed in car crash on way to gig". CNN. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  11. Busby, Mattha (9 February 2019). "British rapper Cadet dies in taxi crash on way to Staffordshire gig". The Guardian.
  12. "Man who died in Betley collision named – Staffordshire Police". www.staffordshire.police.uk. Archived from the original on 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-18.