We list some interesting things you didn’t know about Sidhu Moose Wala. Most of his fans know him through his music, which often features bold and raw themes of his life, including violence and politics. Be that as it may, Sidhu had traveled a long way since he first broke out in 2017. Since then, he became an international star. On May 29, 2022, the life of fierce Punjabi rapper, singer, and Congress leader, Sidhu Moose Wala, was cut short when he was murdered in Punjab (near Mansa district).
The rapper who came to the limelight after the release of “So High” in 2017 was shot dead by unidentified men in his hometown. Sidhu Moose Wala joins his idol Tupac Shakur, whose life was cut short in the prime of his career.
While tributes are still pouring in for the late music star, Raptrill presents below some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Sidhu Moose Wala.
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Sidhu Moose Wala
1. What Is Sidhu Moose Wala’s Real Name?
Sidhu Moose Wala’s real name is Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu. He was born on 11th June 1993. His artist name “Moose Wala” is after his native village called Moosa, which is situated in the Mansa district of Punjab.
2. He Started His Career As A Songwriter
Before becoming a famous rapper, Sidhu Moose Wala began his career as a lyricist with Karan Aujla, Deep Jandu, and Elly Mangat in 2016.
3. Sidhu Moose Wala Was Inspired By Tupac
Sidhu Moose Wala first started listening to hip-hop music when he was in Class 6, and the late great American rapper, Tupac Shakur, was a big influence on him. Tupac is one of the most respected rappers in hip-hop and he had a reputation for penning lyrics with no fear.
4. His Father Is An Ex-Indian Army Soldier
Sidhu Moose Wala’s father’s name is Balkaur Singh, he is a retired Indian Army personnel and farmer. His mother, Charanjeet Kaur Sidhu, is the sarpanch of the village Moosa in Mansa.
5. His Debut Album Peaked At 66th On Billboard Canadian Chart
Sidhu put out PBX1 as his debut studio album in 2018. On the Canadian Albums Chart, this album was ranked 66th position. At the 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Awards, it also won the title of Best Album.
6. His Track “47” Was Ranked On UK Singles Chart
Peaked on the UK Singles Chart in June 2019 was Sidhu’s single 47, featuring Mist and Steffon Don. The song had also reached the Hot 40 singles list in New Zealand. Together with Maninder Buttar and Karan Aujla, the Punjabi singer was among Spotify’s most popular musicians in the province. The musician has also left a particular place in millions of hearts for many more of his masterpieces.
7. Drake Gave A Special Tribute To Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidhu Moose Wala and international rapper Drake had a special affinity. At his performance in Canada, Drake honored Sidhu Moose Wala by donning a T-shirt with his picture. His gesture gained the hearts of Sidhu Moose Wala fans around, as well as his own followers. Drake has recently revealed that he would soon release T-shirts with Sidhu Moose Wala on his official website in an effort to keep honoring the late Punjabi musician and politician. He said the money from the sale of these T-shirts will go to Sidhu’s family.
8. Sidhu Moose Wala Predicted His Own Death?
The cover art for one of his tracks, “The Last Ride,” used images of the crime scenes from Tupac’s assassination, and the song “295” depicts the shocking date of his passing — 29 May.
9. He Entered Punjabi Cinema As An Actor
Apart from singing and rapping, Sidhu Moose wala also showcased his acting skills by featuring in two movies like ‘Moosa Jatt’ in 2021 and ‘Yes I am Student’ again in 2021.
10. He Launched His Own Record Label
Sidhu Moose Wala’s record label, 5911 Records, was officially launched on August 31, 2020.
11. The controversy surrounding Sidhu Moose Wala’s song lyrics
Inspired by Tupac, Sidhu Moose Wala often wrote lyrics about issues including police brutality, poverty, and politics. A dispute over Mai Bhago, an 18th-century Sikh warrior, was started by one of his songs, Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi, which was released in 2019. According to reports, the singer was accused of portraying Mai Bhago negatively; nevertheless, Sidhu Moose Wala also issued an apology for the alleged incident. In addition, one of Sidhu’s videos during the Covid-19 outbreak had gained popularity and featured him firing an AK-47 gun at a firing range. After this, the Punjabi musician was supposedly charged under the Weapons Act in 2020 by the then-Punjab administration, which was led by Captain Amarinder Singh, for allegedly promoting gun culture in one of his songs.
12. He Is The First Punjabi Artist To Make It To The Billboard Global 200 Chart
His song “295” ranked 154th on the Billboard Global 200 Chart. And with that, Sidhu Moose Wala became the first-ever Punjabi artist in history to make it to the Billboard Global 200.
13. He Is An Engineering Student
Sidhu Moose Wala enrolled in the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (Ludhiana). In 2016, he got a degree in electrical engineering. Yet he always had a flair for singing, as evident by the excellent performance he gave at the DAV college fest. He had obtained a student visa and left after receiving his diploma.
14. He Had Participated In Punjab Assembly Election As A Congress Candidate
From the Mansa district of Punjab, Sidhu Moose Wala was elected on the Congress ticket in the Punjab assembly election of 2022. The Punjabi rapper was described as a young idol and an international celebrity by Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was the head of the Punjab Congress at the time of his entrance. Vijay Singla of the Aam Aadmi Party defeated him, nonetheless, by a substantial margin of 63,323 votes.
15. Sidhu Moose Wala’s Hologram Show
According to the reports, the on-stage metaverse tribute event will be created by KOOPVerse (the metaverse ecosystem) for Sidhu Moose Wala’s fans. A few weeks ago, Sidhu Moosewala’s father, Sardar Balkaur Sidhu, said that Sidhu’s hologram, which would help in creating his live performances as Tupac, is in the process.