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Tony D in 2009
|Birth name||Muhamed Ayad|
|Also known as||Tony Damager|
|Born||19 February 1983|
|Genres||Crunk, hip hop|
|Labels|| Aggro Berlin (2005–2009)|
|Associated acts||Sido, B-Tight|
Muhamed Ayad (born 19 February 1983), better known by his stage names Tony D or Tony Damager, is a German rapper of Lebanese descent. He was signed to Aggro Berlin but later changed to Sektenmuzik.
Ayad grew up in Berlin-Kreuzberg. At the age of ten he became interested in hip hop music. His favorite artists included Cypress Hill and Ice Cube. As "Drell One" he joined the crew Berlin Crime, where 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.
|2005||Heiße Ware(mixtape with B-Tight)|
|2009||Für die Gegnaz|
|2009||"Beweg dein Arsch" (with Sido, Scooter & Kitty Kat)||17||34||Hands on Scooter by various artists|
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