Sidhu Moose Wala: A Year After His Death, His Music Continues to Dominate the Musical Landscape

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It has been more than a year since the passing of Sidhu Moose Wala, a renowned Punjabi musician recognized for his powerful voice, profound lyrics, and controversial persona. Despite his early death, his music still dominates the musical scene and remains in the public memory. Here are some important pieces of information about Sidhu Moose Wala:

Early Life and Career

Sidhu Moose Wala was born on June 11, 1993, in a farmer's family from Moosa village in Mansa, Punjab.

He adopted the name Moose Wala, which signifies that he comes from Moosa village, and his surname Sidhu reflects his Jatt caste heritage.

He gained popularity in 2017 with his hit single "So High." In the song, he delivers tough West Coast-style lyrics in a smooth tone over bhangra beats and deep bass.

His rapid rise in 2017 established a new genre for Punjabi music, thus opening doors for numerous other artists.

Musical Career

Sidhu Moose Wala was a prominent figure in the music industry during the period spanning from 2016 until his unfortunate passing in 2022.

He was affiliated with well-known record labels like Sidhu Moose Wala 5911 Records and Brown Boys.

Moose Wala's portfolio boasts numerous hit singles and albums, including "Moosetape," "PBX 1," "No Name," "Old Skool," and "Same Beef."

Posthumously, three songs by Moose Wala have been released, including "SYL" and a track about Sikh warrior Hari Singh Nalwa titled "Vaar."

The YouTube ban of the song "SYL," which addresses the riparian dispute between Punjab and Haryana, was accompanied by objections from a segment of the Muslim community to the song that references "Muhammad" in the track on Hari Singh Nalwa.


  • The posthumous releases of Sidhu Moose Wala's music continue to have a significant impact on the musical landscape and public memory.
  • In advance of the one-year anniversary of his passing, Moose Wala's third posthumous release, "Mera Na," featuring acclaimed musicians Burna Boy and Steel Banglez, was unveiled in April 2023. The song, composed by Steel Banglez, gained immense popularity.
  • In tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala, two murals were erected in California, USA on June 5, 2022. Rapper Bohemia visited the site as well and became emotional, even shedding tears during a tribute.
  • Moose Wala was well-versed in controversy, which he referenced in his hit song "295". He noted that "a new controversy would arise every day, leading to religious debates".

Sidhu Moose Wala's music has left an indelible mark on the Punjabi music industry and continues to inspire and entertain people worldwide.