Up-and-coming London rapper Cadet killed in vehicle accident

  • Up-and-coming London rapper Cadet killed in vehicle accident

Up-and-coming London rapper Cadet killed in vehicle accident

Cadet, real name Blaine Cameron Johnson, had been on his way to a performance at Keele University as part of their Friday Night Takeover event.

"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".

Tributes are pouring in for Cadet, the British rapper also known as Underrated Legend, who died in a auto crash while on his way to perform at a gig. "Mad humble guy", he said. Everything was working out for him.

Cadet was a fan-favourite in the United Kingdom rap and grime scenes, building an impressive following through his freestyle videos on YouTube and social media, before releasing his mixtape The Commitment in 2016.

According to the BBC, he had been on his way to Keele University to perform at the time of the crash.

Management of the 28-year-old musician says he was a passenger in a taxi that crashed early Saturday in central England. I was just speaking to you about our next tune we were gonna drop and shut down this year.

Tributes to the star quickly have been arriving all morning, with everyone from Giggs to Example sharing their shock over the tragic news.

"Such sad news. We'll be keeping his Wireless performance as a time to reflect on the memory of Blaine".

"We would like to offer our honest condolences to his loved ones at this hard time".

The accompanying music video has over 6.5million views on YouTube. He was closely associated with the popular hip-hop duo Krept and Konan, and was the cousin of Casyo "Krept" Johnson.

Producer Dr Kane tweeted: 'I feel numb my bro you know. "RIP to the underrated Legend!" This was quickly followed by another heartfelt freestyle. Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the incident, asking citizens with any dash cam footage of the collision to reach out.