Hip-hop superstar Drake, oftentimes referred to as Champagne Papi, remembered “his brother” Sidhu Moose Wala for the fourth time ever since his controversial murder in Punjabi last year. The legendary rapper, who is currently traversing the U.S. as part of his massive “It’s All A Blur” tour with 21 Savage, remembered the late Punjabi Hip-Hop pioneer in Seattle, Washington.
Amidst his massive two-and-a-half-hour-long live set featuring well over 40 songs, Drizzy spotted an ardent fan of Sidhu Moose Wala in the crowd. The fan, who perhaps sported the OVO’s “R.I.P. Sidhu Moose Wala” t-shirt, was spotted by Drake and he was swift to remember Moose Wala during his live set.
“… you continue to listen. I see my boy got the T-shirt on. Rest in Peace, Sidhu Moose Wala one time,” Drake said while standing against the tall statue of Virgil Abloh at the Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle.
Notably, this is the fourth instance where Drake remembered “his brother” amidst various public appearances. In June, the “Wait For U” rapper remembered his conversations with Moosa and said that he “has a lot of love for him” during a Stake Livestream.
“I used to speak to him. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to meet him in person but we talked a lot… he was a great guy,” Drake said at the time.
Further, Champagne Papi paid his tributes to the late rapper in November. The “Search & Rescue” emcee debuted Moose Wala’s massive Punjabi rap records from the “Moosetape” LP – “295” and “G-shit” on “Table for One” radio show aired via SiriusXM Radio’s Sound42 channel.
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Later, Drizzy sported a “R.I.P. Sidhu Moosewala T-shirt 1993-2022” on the first day of the OVO Fest in Toronto.
Moose Wala’s death continues to be mourned while his legacy is celebrated across the globe. Most recently, Afrorap and Dancehall emcee Burna Boy remembered the Mansa-born rapper on “Big 7” – the 8th track on his 7th studio album “I Told Them…”
It was the second such instance where the “Mera Na” rapper remembered Moosa. Around the same time as Drake, Boy remembered the Punjabi emcee during his historic live set in London. Performing in front of a crowd of over 80,000 people, Burna remembered Moose and brought out Afro rap royalties J Hus, Stormzy, Dave and Popcaan.
Earlier this year, Birmingham’s legendary woman emcee Stefflon Don visited Moose Wala’s home in Mansa, Punjab on his birthday. During her brief stay, Don paid her respects to the slain rapper’s father Balkaur Singh Sidhu and his mother Charan Kaur Singh.
Most recently, Moose Wala linked up with Indian Hip-Hop royalty Divine on “Chorni”. Upon its release, the flagrant single became the highest charting Indian rap record on Billboard Hot 100 Canada at the 27th spot.
Rest in Peace, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu.
Stream Sidhu Moose Wala’s third and final studio album ‘Moosetape’ via Spotify.