Ayad grew up in Berlin-Kreuzberg. At the age of ten he became interested in Hip-Hop music. His favorite artists included Cypress and Ice Cube. As "Drell One" he joined the crew called Berlin Crime, there he found his identity as "Tony D, the Damager". Ayad's hip hop style is similar to Lil' Jon's style. Through rap artist MOK he came in contact with Sido and B-Tight.