39 Facts About Sidhu Moose Wala

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Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was an Indian singer, rapper, songwriter and actor associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema.

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In 2020, Moose Wala was named by The Guardian among 50 up and coming artists.

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Sidhu Moose Wala is generally regarded to have been one of the greatest Punjabi artists of his generation.

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Sidhu Moose Wala has the most number-one singles on the Billboard India Songs chart.

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Moose Wala was 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.

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Sidhu Moose Wala had faced legal challenges for promoting gun culture and using inflammatory and inciting lyrics in his songs.

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Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moose Wala hailed from the village of Moosa in Mansa district of Punjab, India.

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Sidhu Moose Wala was born in a Jat Sikh family, to father Balkaur Singh and mother Charan Kaur.

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Sidhu Moose Wala studied at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and graduated in electrical engineering in 2016.

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Sidhu Moose Wala started listening to hip-hop music as a student in sixth grade, and trained in music from Harvinder Bittu in Ludhiana.

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Moose Wala released his first song "G Wagon" while living in Brampton.

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Moose Wala had his breakthrough with the song "So High" in 2017, a gangster rap collaboration with Byg Byrd.

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In October 2018, Moose Wala released his debut album PBX 1 in the pop music genre with a touch of hip-hop.

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Moose Wala released "East Side Flow", which was followed by "Mafia Style".

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Sidhu Moose Wala released "47", featuring Mist and Stefflon Don, which entered the top 20 on UK Singles Chart.

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In September 2020, Moose Wala released "Game" with Shooter Kahlon, which became his first song to chart on the Canadian Hot 100 by Billboard.

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Moose Wala was the first Indian singer to perform at this festival.

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Sidhu Moose Wala released the first song "Warning Shots", which was a diss track attacking Karan Aujla's track "Lafaafe".

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In 2020, Moose Wala released his second studio album, Snitches Get Stitches, under his own label.

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Moose Wala had a lot of attachment to his village Moosa, so he used to stay in his village.

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Moose Wala had a rivalry with Karan Aujla; both have replied to each other through songs, social media handles, and live performances.

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At the time of his death, Moose Wala was facing criminal charges for promoting gun culture and violence.

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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.

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Indian sport shooter Avneet Sidhu criticised the song and called out Moose Wala for promoting gun culture.

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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.

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In December 2020, Moose Wala released the single "Panjab: My Motherland" in support of the Indian farmers protest against the 2020 Indian agriculture acts, which featured clips of Orthodox militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and speeches made by a supporter of Khalistan, Bharpur Singh Balbir, in the late 1980s.

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Moose Wala made his debut in Punjabi cinema in the film Yes I Am Student under his own production company Jatt Life Studios.

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Moose Wala actively campaigned for his mother, Charan Kaur, who won the sarpanch election from Moosa village in December 2018.

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On 3 December 2021, Moose Wala joined the Indian National Congress to contest the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election.

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Sidhu Moose Wala had held a door-to-door campaign in the Mansa constituency after the end of the allowed duration of the election campaign.

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On 11 April 2022, Moose Wala released a song titled "Scapegoat", in which he laments his failure in the 2022 Punjab state assembly elections.

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Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in his car on 29 May 2022 in Jawaharke village of Mansa district.

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Sidhu Moose Wala's father took Moose Wala to the civil hospital in Mansa, where he was declared dead.

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Moose Wala was among the 424 people whose police security was reduced or entirely removed the day before, in preparation for the anniversary of Operation Blue Star, leaving him with two commandos only, as compared to four earlier.

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At the time of the incident, Moose Wala was travelling in his private car accompanied by two others instead of his bullet-proof vehicle with the police commandos.

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Sidhu Moose Wala announced the setting up of a judicial commission headed by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to investigate the killing.

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Sidhu Moose Wala's autopsy was carried out by five doctors, and the event was videographed.

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38.

The family of Moose Wala made a public appeal to political parties and individuals, asking them to not use his name for political or personal motives.

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Posthumously, on his 29th birthday, Moose Wala received a tribute from his fans when the billboards of New York City's Times Square were hired to play his songs.

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