“When I think about Cadet, I think about some­body that was vibrant, full of life [and] had the purest energy… He was run­ning with the ‘Under­rated Legend’ thing, but I really think he was a ‘rated’ legend.” – Ghetts

“Hand on my heart mans nev­er met any­one as clean hearted as this broth­er in my life.” – Stormzy

“Oh Cadet, where do I start? All I can say is every time I saw him, he was just a vibe… he wasn’t scared to smile, he smiles all the time… We are def­in­itely miss­ing one of the key char­ac­ters in this scene that brings a whole dif­fer­ent vibe. He’s known for storytelling and lit­er­ally deliv­er­ing bar for bar… He was a beau­ti­ful soul.” – Stef­flon Don

 “[Cadet] was just very keen on always mak­ing sure that I was push­ing my pen and always giv­ing me advice on what I could do to just bet­ter my skill. He always made it clear to me how import­ant it is to speak on rel­ev­ant issues, things that are hap­pen­ing… He was just always really root­ing for me… I’ve always had so much love for Cadet, always very encour­aging and such a kind heart.” – Ms Banks

 “Across the whole industry it was unan­im­ous that Cadet was such a lovely per­son, he was known to be one of the nicest in the scene… He per­son­ally shined off of his music too. His lyr­ics were always hon­est and authen­t­ic to his story. Cadet has always been known for paint­ing a pic­ture of whatever story he wanted to tell you… What’s for cer­tain is that Cadet’s leg­acy will almost def­in­itely live on… He cer­tainly left the music scene as a ‘Rated’ legend.” – DJ Tar­get

Monday 2nd March, Lon­don – Today, on what would have been Cadet’s 30th birth­day, the release date for his debut album The Rated Legend is con­firmed for Fri­day 10th April. Cadet’s The Rated Legend, which will be released by Under­rated Legends, is avail­able to pre-order now.

A&R’d and Exec­ut­ively Pro­duced by Cadet’s cous­in, Krept (of Krept & Kon­an), The Rated Legend fea­tures Cadet’s Plat­in­um cer­ti­fied single ‘Advice’ and posthum­ously released ‘Gang Gang’ along­side pre­vi­ously unre­leased mater­i­al from Cadet’s record­ing ses­sions. Pro­duced by Show N Prove and Da Beat­freakz among oth­ers, guest artists on the album include: Young AdzKon­anSwarmzWretch 32ChipTion Wayne, Deno and Krept. See below for full track­list­ing.

“I am determ­ined and driv­en to keep Cadet’s name alive and to mak­ing sure I can con­tin­ue what he star­ted and achieved, because I know how much this meant to him.” Says Krept.  “It was a labour of love and pas­sion to cre­ate this pro­ject from just hear­ing ran­dom tracks he recor­ded and turn­ing it into a full body of work. Cadet recor­ded so much good music that it would have felt wrong to have not done this. Cadet was so loved that filling miss­ing verses or hooks from guest artists was easy to do to fin­ish this album. All pro­du­cers and artists done this all for free. That’s love. Cadet would love this album just as much as we do. It has ver­sat­il­ity and really shows his range as an artist. With this album Cadet’s leg­acy will keep going, his name will live on. I have enjoyed every moment of put­ting this album togeth­er with our fam­ily. You will hear why he is no longer under­rated…”

The pro­claimed “Under­rated Legend”Cadet, star­ted out in the South Lon­don based Gip­set crew, with his cous­in KreptKon­an and Redz. He began to plough his own path in 2015 with a series of hard-hit­ting free­styles, before releas­ing his acclaimed debut long play­er ‘The Com­mit­ment’ EP in 2016, fol­low up ‘The Com­mit­ment 2’ EP in 2017 and Plat­in­um cer­ti­fied single ‘Advice’ in 2018.

Praised for the pas­sion, power and grip­ping nar­rat­ives of his lyr­i­cism, Cadet was cham­pioned by artists such as Stormzy and Wiley along­side 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.

In Feb­ru­ary 2019 Cadet tra­gic­ally died in a car acci­dent on the way to per­form a head­line show in Stafford­shire. The fol­low­ing month 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 StormzyLeth­al BizzleDaveAJ TraceyKrept & Kon­anBig ShaqAfro BYun­gen and more, with the pro­ceeds from the show going to char­it­able organ­isa­tion, The Cadet Trust.


  1. Take The Wheel
  2. Dope Boy ft Young Adz & Krept
  3. Sup­port Me
  4. Still ft Wretch 32 
  5. Send Me A Good One
  6. Gimme Space ft Chip
  7. Roley ft Swarmz
  8. Gang Gang
  9. Do what I Like ft Tion Wayne
  10. Speech­less
  11. Dam­ages
  12. The Con­vo (inter­lude) ft Telix­ia Inico
  13. Advice ft Deno


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.