The Rated Legend Cadet's posthumous 'Gang Gang'
Yesterday saw the release of Cadet’s latest posthumous record, ‘Gang Gang’ - a true portrayal of the honest and meaning journey that this young man was taking with his music.
We’ve had teaser’s from this video for a while now, but yesterday the track officially dropped. An optimistic look on the unfortunate event that occurred to Cadet, is that his last efforts were meaningful and true. ‘Gang Gang’ touches on the “biggest gang in London” by taking the police’s sinister perspective on their actions and ideology. Granted, this does not apply to every single member of the police and there are those out there doing good and honest work; yet Cadet’s message breaks a real issue that is happening in certain environments.
Similar to Joyner Lucas’ ‘I’m Not Racist’, the South London artist (who directed the visuals) has the acting police rap his lyrics. Cadet, rapping as if he is one of the twisted law enforcers, constructs a menacing and sinister atmosphere as he solemnly sits, whilst detained by the questioning police.
It’s good to see him received well as these visuals are currently #2 trending on YouTube, plus furthermore, greater to see Cadet’s last words fight for a just cause, though it is unavoidable to think of the potential that he could have reached. Always one to speak painfully honestly with his art, he was truly one of the leading UK rapper’s that was creating music for a reason and frequently delivering positive or importance messages. Amongst the usual “gang gang”, materialistic, boasy raps that we hear, and see, through rap and drill; it’s refreshing to receive this song and visuals that portray and push something to the forefront that is greater than just music.
His legacy lives on.