Canadian rapper Drake is paying tribute to late Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala once again. This time, he has launched a T-shirt honouring the late Punjabi rapper. The merch is available on his website and Drake says he will donate the money collected to a charity. The ‘Massive’ singer and his team are also in touch with Moose Wala’s family to determine the recipients of the donations.
Drake recently sported the white coloured shirt at a concert in Canada. The same T-shirt that he was seen sporting is up for sale on the singer’s website Drake Related for $65 CAD (Rs11,279). The shirt features Moose Wala’s face as well as his birth and death years — 1993 to 2022.
Drake’s team took to Instagram to announce the collection on Thursday. Sharing a video of Moose Wala set to his song ‘East Side Flow’, it includes visuals of Drake wearing the T-shirt. “Sidhu Moose Wala (1993-2022). We celebrate your life and influence in India, Canada, everywhere. Rest in peace to our friend and legend. Remembering this legend with a tee available now on www.drakerelated.com,” his team wrote.
They added, “We are working with Sidhu’s family to dedicate proceeds from this drop in his honor.”
Drake also played Moose Wala’s songs ‘295’ and ‘G-s**t’ to honour him when he debuted his radio show Table for One.
The 28-year-old was a popular musician both in India and among Punjabi communities abroad, especially in Canada and Britain. Born Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, the singer was 28 when he was shot dead in India’s Mansa of Punjab in May.
Moose Wala rose to fame with catchy songs that attacked rival rappers and politicians, portraying himself as a man who fought for his community’s pride, delivered justice and gunned down enemies.