Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, known professionally as Sidhu Moose Wala, was an Indo-Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter. He worked predominantly in Punjabi-language music and cinema. In this article you will get to know All About Sidhu Moose Wala 2023 (@sidhu_moosewala).
As per people he was an legend singer. His way of writing and singing songs and raps was out of this world.
|Born||Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, 11 June 1993 Moosa, Mansa district, Punjab, India|
|Died||29 May 2022 (aged 28) Jawaharke, Mansa district, Punjab, India|
|Cause of death||Gunshot wounds|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Parents||Balkaur Singh Sidhu (father) Charan Kaur Sidhu (mother)|
|Origin||Punjab, India Brampton, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Hip hopgangsta rapR&B|
|Labels||Sidhu Moose Wala 5911 Records|
|Formerly of||Brown Boys|
|Past members||Sunny MaltonByg Byrd|
SIDHU MOOSE WALA
ABOUT SIDHU MOOSE WALA
In 2020, Sidhu was named by The Guardian among 50 up and coming artists. He also became the first Punjabi. Indian singer to perform at Wireless Festival and won four awards at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards.
Sidhu rose to the mainstream with his track “So High”. In 2018, he released his debut album PBX 1, which peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. His singles “47” and “Mera Na” are ranked on the UK Singles Chart.
He is generally regarded as one of greatest Punjabi artists of his generation. Moreover, he is considered as a key figure in opening the door for Punjabi artists into mainstream music.
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Born in Moosa, Mansa district, Moose Wala started in 2016 as a songwriter for the song “License” by Ninja. As lead artist in 2017 with Gurlez Akhtar for a duet song, “G Wagon”. Following his debut, he collaborated with Brown Boyz for various tracks. His tracks peaked on the UK Asian Music chart. His song “Bambiha Bole” was among the top five on the Global YouTube music chart. In 2021, he released Moosetape, tracks from which charted globally including Billboard Global 200, Billboard Global Excl. US, Canadian Hot 100, UK Asian, and New Zealand Hot charts. He has the most number-one singles on the Billboard India Songs chart.
In 2021, he joined the Indian National Congress political party and unsuccessfully contested the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election from Mansa.
Moose Wala shot dead by unidentified assailants on 29 May 2022; a Canada-based gangster, active in Punjab, claimed responsibility for the killing, which the police said was a culmination of inter-gang rivalry. On 23 June 2022, his first posthumous single, “SYL“, released.
Moose Wala’s lyrics and themes often seen as controversial in India, and he accused of promoting gun culture and hurting religious sentimentsas was the case related to Mai Bhago, a revered figure in Sikhism.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu was born in the village of Moosa in Mansa district, Punjab, India. He belonged to a Jat Sikh family, with father Balkaur Singh and mother Charan Kaur.
He studied at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and graduated in electrical engineering in 2016.Moose Wala admired and was influenced by rapper Tupac Shakur. He started listening to hip-hop music as a student in sixth grade, and trained in music from Harvinder Bittu in Ludhiana. According to statements he made while campaigning, he chose “Sidhu Moose Wala” (meaning: ‘Sidhu from Moosa’ or ‘Moosa’s Sidhu’) for his stage name as a tribute to his home village of Moosa.
After graduation, Moose Wala moved to Brampton, Ontario, Canada, as an international student. While living there he studied at Humber College.
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Career And Rise to fame
Moose Wala released his first song “G Wagon” in 2017 while living in Brampton, Ontario.Later that year, Moose Wala had his breakthrough with the song “So High”, a gangster rap with music producer Byg Byrd. The song won him the 2017 Best Lyricist award at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards. Following this, Sidhu joined Brown Boys Records along with Sunny Malton & Byg Byrd.
He began to perform live shows in India from 2018, and performed numerous shows in Canada. He continued his success with singles like “Issa Jatt”, “It’s All About You”, and “Just Listen”. In May 2018, Moose Wala released the single “Tochan”, followed by “Famous” which entered Top 40 Uk Asian Charts.
At the 2018 PTC Punjabi Music Awards, he nominated for the Best New Age Sensation award for “Issa Jatt”. In August 2018, he launched his first film soundtrack song, “Dollar”, for the film Dakuaan Da Munda.
Following the various successful songs with Humble Music, Moose Wala started releasing songs independently in 2018. He released the first song “Warning Shots”, which was a diss track targetting Karan Aujla’s track “Lafaafe”.
In October 2018, Sidhu released his debut album PBX 1 under T-Series, in the pop music genre with a touch of hip-hop. The album charted on the Canadian Albums Chart, and won him the Best Album Award at the 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Awards. The album followed by the release of most of his tracks under his own label, as well as tracks from other artists.
Sidhu Moose Wala Continued success in 2019
In February 2019, Sidhu released “Legend”, under his own record label. It won him the Britasia TV Kuflink Best Track of the Year Award that year. In the same month. He released “Chosen” and “Outlaw”. In April 2019, Sidhu released “East Side Flow”, which followed by “Mafia Style” with Aman Hayer. In August 2019, Moose Wala collaborated with Bohemia for “Same Beef”.
In September 2019, he released two film soundtrack songs: “Dogar” for Teri Meri Jodi and “Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi”, featuring Sonam Bajwa, for Ardab Mutiyaran. In October 2019, he released “47”, featuring Mist and Stefflon Don, which entered the top 20 on UK Singles Chart.The song also charted on the New Zealand Hot 40 singles chart.
In 2019, Spotify included Sidhu in the list of the most popular artists in Punjab, along with Maninder Buttar and Karan Aujla.
Sidhu Moose Wala (2020–2022)
In January 2020, Sidhu along with Nseeb featured on Prem Dhillon’s track “Old Skool”. The song was followed by “Tibeyan Da Putt”, which topped the iTunes charts and was ranked at number 8 on the Apple Music charts in India. His second studio album, Snitches Get Stitches, was released under his own label in May 2020. That same month, he released the single “Dear Mama” on the occasion of his mother’s birthday.
In June 2020, he collaborated with Amrit Maan on the song “Bambiha Bole”, whose music video was viewed over ten million times within twenty-four hours. The song topped in India and entered the top 50 in Canada and New Zealand on the Apple Music chart. It topped the UK Asian charts, and also entered the top 5 of the Global YouTube charts.
On 31 August 2020, Moose Wala officially launched his record label, 5911 Records.
In May 2021, Moose Wala released his third studio album, Moosetape. The album charted on New Zealand Albums Chart by Recorded Music NZ. Singles from the album charted on various international charts including Billboard Global 200, Canada Hot 100, and New Zealand Hot Singles chart. On 12 September 2021, he performed at the Wireless Festival in London with British rapper Mist. Moose Wala was the first Indian singer to perform at this festival.
Moose Wala made his debut in Punjabi cinema in the film Yes I Am Student under his own production company Jatt Life Studios. The film was directed by Tarnvir Singh Jagpal and written by Gill Raunta. In 2019, Moose Wala appeared in Teri Meri Jodi.In June 2020, he announced another film titled Gunah. On 22 August 2021, he released the teaser of his upcoming movie, Moosa Jatt, starring Sweetaj Brar and directed by Tru Makers. On 24 August 2021, he announced his new film Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagya, directed by Amberdeep Singh, which was set for release on 18 March 2022
Personal life of Sidhu Moose Wala
Moose Wala had a lot of attachment to his village Moosa, so he used to stay in his village. When he was alive, his fans used to visit his village everyday to meet him. He was very attached to his grandmother. He kept his hair at the behest of his grandmother, which was very important in Sikhism, because his father could not keep his hair due to an accident.
According to artists like Afsana Khan, Gippy Grewal, Amrit Maan, Moose Wala’s personality was totally different from his songs. In real life he was a down to earth person.
Moose Wala had a rivalry with Karan Aujla; both have replied to each other through songs, social media handles, and live performances. Also, both have been criticised for songs promoting violence. Elly Mangat, both Moose Wala’s and Aujla’s then-colleague, in an interview disclosed that the dispute between both began when Sidhu’s video targeting Aujla in his song was leaked to Aujla’s management, and they threatened to attack Sidhu. Following the incident, both started targeting each other on social media. The rivalry was resolved temporarily until Aujla released a diss-track, “Lafaafe”, followed by Sidhu’s “Warning Shot”. Aujla in an interview stated that he did not write the track “Lafaafe” and did not reveal anything about their rivalry, but praised Moose Wala’s work. After Moose Wala’s death, Aujla paid tribute with the song “Maa”.
Legal issues and controversies of Sidhu
At the time of his death, Moose Wala was facing criminal charges for promoting gun culture and violence. Two of the charges were related to obscene scenes.
In May 2020, two videos featuring Moose Wala went viral on social media: one showcased him training to use an AK-47 with assistance from police officers, and the other saw him use a personal pistol. The six officers who had assisted him were suspended following the incident. On 19 May, he was booked under two sections of the Arms Act. The police began conducting raids to find Moose Wala, but he absconded to evade arrest. On 2 June, the Barnala District Court rejected a plea for anticipatory bail for Moose Wala and five accused officers.
On 6 June 2020, he fined by police in Nabha because his car windows were tinted black beyond what permissible and allowed to leave despite being under lookout; Moose Wala incorrectly told the officers that he was already on bail. In July, he joined the police investigation and granted regular bail. That month, he released a single titled “Sanju”, comparing himself to actor Sanjay Dutt, who also arrested under the Arms Act. Indian sport shooter Avneet Sidhu criticised the song and called out Moose Wala for promoting gun culture. The next day, a case was registered against him for releasing the song. In an interview, Moose Wala alleged that he was being deliberately targeted by some news channels and lawyers.
References to Mai Bhago
In September 2019, his song “Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi” deemed inappropriate by Sikh leaders for using the name of Mai Bhago, a 17th-century Sikh warrior woman. Sikh delegations and Akali Dal leaders demanded a ban on the song, subsequently lodging complaints against Moose Wala in Mansa and Bathinda. Moose Wala later apologised on social media and in March 2020 appeared before the Sikh religious body Akal Takht in a hearing over the incident.
Sidhu Moose Wala In Politics
Moose Wala actively campaigned for his mother, Charan Kaur, who won the sarpanch election from Moosa village in December 2018. Moose Wala joining Indian National Congress in presence of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu.
On 3 December 2021, Moose Wala joined the Indian National Congress to contest the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election.Nazar Singh Manshahia, the Congress MLA from Mansa, revolted and opposed Moose Wala’s candidacy. Obtaining only 20.52% votes from the Mansa constituency, Moose Wala lost to Aam Aadmi Party’s Vijay Singla by a margin of 63,323 votes. During the 2022 election, a case under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code filed against Moose Wala for his violation of the election code of conduct. He had held a door-to-door campaign in the Mansa constituency after the end of the allowed duration of the election campaign.
On 11 April 2022, Moose Wala released a song titled “Scapegoat”, in which he laments his failure in the 2022 Punjab state assembly elections. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that Moose Wala through his song insinuated that the voters of Punjab were “gaddar” (transl. traitors) for electing the AAP. They also claimed that Moose Wala’s song perpetuates the Indian National Congress’ “anti-Punjab” mentality and demanded an answer from the party’s state unit president, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, on whether he endorsed Moose Wala’s views.
Sidhu Moose Wala Death
According to the police, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang has claimed to kill Moose Wala to avenge the murder of an Akali leader, Vicky Middukhera, in 2021. Moose Wala’s aide purported by the Bishnoi gang of having a role in the killing of Middukhera, though there is no legal evidence to support this. A Canadian gangster of Punjabi origin, identified as Satinder Singh alias Goldy Brar, claimed responsibility for the murder. Brar, a close associate of a gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, claimed that his “Punjab Module” (gang) carried out the shooting. Both Brar and Bishnoi have criminal cases against them in India. The Punjab police later confirmed Bishnoi’s involvement.
Subsequently, in the FIR, Moose Wala’s father revealed that Moose Wala was receiving death threats from gangsters for extortion purposes, a statement corroborated by singer Mika Singh.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann condemned the murder. Calling Moose Wala “a cultural icon of Punjab”, he expressed shock and grief on his death and condoled the aggrieved family. Mann ordered an investigation into why Moose Wala’s security reduced by the Punjab police two days prior. He also announced the setting up of a judicial commission headed by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to investigate the killing. Numerous celebrities offered their condolences on social media.
Police found bullets from an AN-94 Russian assault rifle and a pistol at the spot of the killing. Police have detained six suspects in the incident from the state of Uttarakhand. On 30 May, one of the murder suspects detained by the Punjab Police. He was hiding among the pilgrims of Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib.
Sidhu Moose Wala
- His autopsy carried out by five doctors, and the event was videographed. According to post-mortem reports, Moose Wala’s body received 19 bullet injuries, and he died in 15 minutes after getting shot due to gunshot wounds.
- Sidhu Moose Wala’s cremation on 31 May 2022. Moose Wala cremated in his ancestral village on 31 May. His last rites were performed on his farmland.
- On 3 June, Lawrence Bishnoi allegedly admitted to being involved in the murder and that he had a rivalry with Moose Wala.
- On 8 June, a bhog ceremony was arranged in Mansa.
- On 3 July, Ankit Sirsa was arrested by Delhi police for being one of the shooters involved in the killing.
- On 26 July, India TV reported that Punjab Police arrested the last absconding shooter, Deepak Mundi. However, The Indian Express reported that he arrested on 11 September near the Bengal-Nepal border.
Legacy and remembrance Of Moose Wala
- Bhagwant Mann on 3 June announced a cancer hospital and sports stadium in remembrance of Sidhu Moose Wala.
- On 8 June, the city of Brampton in Canada passed a motion in the city council to commission a giant mural which painted by a local artist and to plant a tree in the singer’s honor.
- On June 2022, a turban-tying competition organized by the Shri Guru Ram Dass welfare society in Amritsar in his memory,due to him being a turban-wearing Sikh.
- Punjabi language singer Prem Dhillon released a tribute song, “Ain’t Died In Vain”, dedicated to Moose Wala on 16 June. Posthumously, on his 29th birthday, Moose Wala received a tribute from his fans when the billboards of New York City’s Times Square hired to play his songs.
- Garry Sandhu released a tribute song “Jigar Da Tota”, dedicated to Sidhu.
- On 5 June, two murals in California, USA, made in tribute of Sidhu Moose Wala. Rapper Bohemia also visited it and broke down in tears after an emotional tribute.
- On 17 June, Canadian rapper Drake played two of Moose Wala’s singles “295” & “G-Shit” from Moosetape in remembrance on his debut radio show called Table for One on Sound42. Drake later launched a t-shirt collection to honour Moose Wala, wearing one himself at a concert in Canada on 28 July.
- On November 2022, Nigerian artist Burna Boy met with Moose Wala’s parents for their blessings and offered his condolences. Burna and Steel Banglez (music producer) honoured them with portrait of their son made from crystals. Burna has also paid tribute to Sidhu previously, where he broke down on stage giving a tribute to the late singer.
- Sunny Malton who was formerly with Sidhu in the Punjabi group Brown Boys, released a tribute song “Letter to Sidhu” in November 2022.
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