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Kardone biography: 13 things about Beyonce’s cousin named Martell Lord DeRouen

Martell Lord DeRouen was an African-American rapper who lived in different parts of the United States including Louisiana and Texas. As an artist he was professionally known as Kardone.

Kardone was a cousin of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter through her maternal grandmother Agnéz Deréon, who hailed from New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Here are 13 more things about Kardone:

  1. He was born in New Iberia to Lenard Mikeal DeRouen and Melissa Ann Ford Davis. (a)
  2. He has two brothers namely Skylar DeRouen and former University of Massachusetts basketball star Curtis “Trey” Lee Davis III and one sister named Kami DeRouen. (a)
  3. In 2004, he graduated from New Iberia High School. (a)
  4. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. (a)
  5. As a sergeant in Air Force Intelligence, he received numerous awards including the Air Force Achievement Medal, an Air Force Organizational Award, an Air Force Training Ribbon, an Air Force Longevity Service Award, an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, an Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster, a National Defense Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and a U.S. Air Force (USAF) non-commissioned officer (NCO) professional military education (PME) Graduate Ribbon. (a)
  6. In 2006, he married his fellow San Antonio, Texas native Joia LéJuan Jenkins DeRouen. (a)
  7. From Louisiana, he moved to San Antonio. (a)
  8. In 2016, Empire released his debut mixtape titled “Trunk Bang.” (b)
  9. In 2019, he was signed to The Orchard, a label owned by Sony Music(c)
  10. After separating with Joia, he lived with his new girlfriend Sasha Skare, who is also a San Antonio native and an artist, in The Towers Apartments in San Antonio. (d) (e)
  11. On January 3, 2021, he posted a photo of himself with seven friends on Instagram. Skare was tagged in the photo. It was his last post on the social media site. (f)
  12. On January 26, 2021, San Antonio Police Department officers conducted a welfare check at his apartment in The Towers Apartments and found him dead. He died of an apparent gunshot wound at the age of 34. (a) (e)
  13. On February 6, 2021, Skare was arrested on suspicion of murder for his death. (d)



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