Fans from around the world are honoring the life, music and legacy of Sidhu Moose Wala, who died on May 29.
Seoul-based Instagram user Jongsoo Lee posted a viral cover of the late rapper’s song “295” on a joint account he shares with his wife, @mylovefromkorea17. The cover has racked up over 40,000 likes, and many fans have praised Jongsoo for his flawless pronunciation of the song’s Hindi lyrics.
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On the other side of the world, the billboards of New York City’s Times Square played clips of Sidhu Moose Wala’s music June 11 — what would have been his 29th birthday — to a chorus of fans rapping along and holding up their phone camera flashlights in solidarity.
Sidhu Moose Wala made the billboards in Times Square on his birthday… CHK Fer…. ❤️#sidhumoosewala #SidhuMooseWala #Moosewala #JusticeForSidhuMooseWala #NewYork #TimesSquare #missyoubrother pic.twitter.com/HMojnCouFq
— Sandy ( ਸੰਦੀਪ ) (@thelastride5911) June 12, 2022
Fellow hip-hop artists have taken to social media to pay tribute to the rapper, including Drake, who posted a picture of Sidhu Moose Wala on his Instagram story captioned “RIP Moose.”
— ਮਨਵਿੰਦਰ (@LeJattJames) May 29, 2022
Born on June 11, 1993, as Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, Sidhu Moose Wala rose to fame in 2017 when he released his first song, “G-Wagon.” In addition to performing, he has also ventured into politics, joining the Indian National Congress Party in 2021. Moose Wala was fatally shot by gang members on May 29, 2022. He was 28.
Feature Image via Sidhu Moose Wala