Punjabi Pop and R&B global superstar Diljit Dosanjh mourned the loss of one of the most influential emcees and lyricists Sidhu Moosewala in a recent interview.
“Sidhu Moosewala worked immensely hard in his career. I don’t think so that an artist… I’m telling you this as an artist myself, I don’t think so that he could do wrong with someone. I refuse to accept it. He wouldn’t have such rivalries with anyone. so, why would anyone ever kill him?” Dosanjh said.
The legendary ‘Born to Shine’ rapper continued that Moosewala’s fatal death is “extremely sad”. “It must be so difficult for his parents. It’s difficult to even talk about it. Think bout it… you have just one kid and he isn’t around anymore. How would his parents must be feeling? It’s very hard to go through what they go through personally. Only they know about it” Dosanjh continued.
Watch Diljit Dosanjh’s interview here via YouTube.
Notably, Dosanjh isn’t the only superstar who has mourned the death of Moosewala. Ever since his death, emcees and record producers across the world have expressed their concerns over the matter and paid sincere tributes.
Recently, Jazzy B, who is considered to be one of the earliest founding fathers of Punjabi Hip-Hop, discussed the ill-fated killing of Moosewala.
“People like Sidhu, he wasn’t a star. He was a superstar. Stars, I think, come every ten years. Superstars come after 100 years, bro. you know, I think we just lost a great talent, you know. This guy was only 28 years old and just imagine how he was gonna grow with his music, with his lyrics… you know representing the turban around the world. It’s a shame what happened but we still need to keep going and keep fighting for his justice” Jazzy B said during an interview with Brits Asia TV.
The legendary Punjabi Hip-Hop superstar Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on May 29th 2022. Ever since then, Indian Hip-Hop has consistently mourned his loss numerous times. Considered by many as the most influential figures in Indian rap, Moosewala was behind classic Indian rap records such as ‘Moosetape’, ‘PBX1’ and ‘No Name’ EP.
Stream ‘Moosetape’ by Sidhu Moosewala here if you haven’t yet.