Sidhu Moose Wala: The edgy India rapper who died in gun violence

Sidhu Moose Wala: The edgy India rapper who died in gun violence

May 30, 2022 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • The song which was released in May - and has gathered over 10 million views on YouTube since - features the iconic crime scene where American rapper Tupac was murdered in his BMW in 1996.
  • "Many hated him, and many died wanting him...everything is revealed in the eyes of the young boy," Moose Wala cackles in the music video which is shot in slick monochrome tones.
  • His songs, which he wrote and composed, racked up more than 5bn views, made it to the Top 5 in the UK charts last year, and he was also featured as the best new artists of 2020 in The Guardian.
  • Drawing heavily from the genre of gangster rap, his music was a jumble of gritty opulence - measured in guns and fancy sports cars - as he made sense of life around him.

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