Battle Rapper Cadalack Ron Dies at 34
The battle rap community is mourning over the loss of controversial battle rapper Cadalack Ron. The Los Angeles-based rhymer passed away on Saturday (Jan. 23). He was 34.
The cause of death is currently unknown, but many are speculating that the rapper died from a drug overdose. Ron’s ex-wife, Sunny Hays, confirmed the sad news to theSource.com.
“Not only is he my ex-husband, but he’s my son’s father,” Hays said. “I’m sorry to say it’s true. We’ve been divorced for some time, but we have an 8-year-old son named Lion and he has another son Elijah Blue, who is 4. I am most devastated for him.”
Cadalack Ron, whose real name is Robert Paulson, was a renown rapper in the battle rap arena – especially for his crazy antics. Last October, at the Malcolm X Vs. Klansman battle, Daylyt shot Ron with a paintball gun, while, Ron tried to burn a gay pride flag to denounce the Klu Klux Klan. But in one of his most infamous battles, Ron allegedly pulled out a syringe and shot up in the middle of a performance. Although it was revealed that it was only Gatorade, the crude joke alluded to Ron’s history of drug abuse.
It was no secret that Ron was a heroin user and he often rapped about his addiction to it during his battles. However, Ron reportedly had been trying to get off drugs and stay clean.
Upon hearing the news of Cadalack Ron’s untimely death, fellow battle rappers went on Twitter to express their condolences. You can read some of them below.
We want to send our heartfelt condolences to Cadalack Ron’s family and friends. May he reset in peace.
RIP to my childhood friend and elementary school classmate Robert Paulson aka @CADALACKRON. A sweet, way too smart kid with a lot to say.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 24, 2016
rip cadalack ron
— atmosphere (@atmosphere) January 24, 2016
— MAC MALL (@TheRealMacMall) January 24, 2016
R.i.p. Cadalack Ron
— JUSE (@MATHHOFFA) January 23, 2016
R.I.P Cadalack Ron man, really sad news for the battle rap community. One of the most entertaining guys to watch, I was a big fan.
— Blizzard (@iamblizzard) January 24, 2016
RIP Cadalack Ron.
— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) January 23, 2016
Peace to Cadalack Ron. He knew more about life, its complexities, its potential and pain, than most. Love to his family and friends.
— soulkhan (@soulkhan) January 23, 2016
— Frak (@FrakTheMC) January 24, 2016
— OG Brigante (@BishopBrigante) January 23, 2016
RIP @CADALACKRON !! My condolences goes out to his family
— IG @IAMQUEENZFLIP (@QueenzFlip) January 24, 2016
— King Of The Dot Ent. (@KingOfTheDot) January 24, 2016
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