Michael Schindler was born in 1988 in Bietigheim-Bissingen, a district town that has become a stronghold of German rap in recent years. After all, RIN and Bausa also come from this town in the middle Neckar valley, about 20 kilometres north of Stuttgart.
Shindy was enthusiastic about music from an early age. When his grandmother gave him a guitar, he provided the best entertainment with his performances as a Michael Jackson double. He changed his musical direction when he discovered the video album "The Up in Smoke Tour" by US rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Eminem on a VHS tape.
Uploading self-written songs on battle rap websites brought him to the attention of fellow rappers Jaysus and Kay One, who accepted him into their hip hop group Crime Payz in 2008. After moving to Berlin, Shindy released his debut album with NWA in 2013, the music video "Stress ohne Grund" feat. Bushido reached 1.1 million clicks within two days. In 2019, his album "Drama" was released on what is now his own label "Friends with money".
On 17 September 2023, Shindy raps the Olympic Hall with old and new hits.