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Michael Konrad Schindler, known as a rapper and music producer under the name Shindy, has been causing a sensation in the German rap scene since 2013. The German rapper, with Greek roots, was best known for his proximity to the well-known rappers Kay One and Bushido. Shindy doesn’t shy away from conflict and has already attracted attention with a number of disstracks. He now produces songs through his own label, Friend with Money. Little is known about his private life.
The son of a German father and a Greek mother was born under his real name, Michael Schindler, in Bietigheim-Bissingen. His grandparents ran a Greek restaurant where he was often found. He started rapping when he was a teenager. Schindler published his first lyrics on various websites where battle rap lyrics are published. This is how Jaysus, who is also of Greek descent, and rapper Kay One became aware of him. After a few encounters, they agreed and Michael Schindler aka Schindy was accepted into the rap group Crime Payz. Shindy wrote some songs for the group and recorded songs. Kay One soon left the formation to push his career in Berlin. After a falling out with Jaysus, Shindy followed his then-boyfriend to Berlin to further his career.
Through his friend and acquaintance Kay One, Shindy came to the ersguterjunge label of the rap star Bushido. First he was able to place some guest contributions on the albums of Kay One and Bushido. This also included the single “Finale we come” and “Panamera Flow”, which landed at number 29 and number 51 in the German charts. Not a bad entry into the rap business of the early 2000s for Michael Schindler.
Before his career could really take off, Shindy fell out with Kay One. The 2013 disstrack “Alcoholized Pedophiles”, in which Shindy claims to reveal the truth about his colleague, caused a lot of excitement in the rap scene. Schindler took advantage of this attention and released another single (“Immer immer mehr) and his debut album “NWA” in the same year. The abbreviation stands for “Never work again”. The video for the single “Stress ohne Grund” achieved a new click record on YouTube. It got over 1.1 million hits in 45 hours, but was blocked by YouTube. The album NWA was indexed.
In the new version of the album, the song “Stress mit Grund” was released along with his fellow rapper Haftbefehl. The track peaked at number 21 on the charts. In 2015, the album NWA was removed from the index again because the federal inspection agency for media harmful to young people had approved it.
More albums followed. “FVCKB!TCHE$GETMONE¥ ” in 2014, became one of the most successful albums on the rap scene that year. The album “CLA$$IC”, a collaboration with rap great Bushido, even reached number one in all German-speaking countries and went gold. His third solo album “DREAMS”, which was released in 2016, also reached gold status and reached number one in the charts.
In 2017, however, the successful collaboration with Bushido’s label ersguterjunge ended for the time being. Due to the conflicts about Bushido and Arafat Abou-Chaker, it was initially quiet about Shindy. It was only in 2019 that he returned to the rap stage package with a new single (“DODI”) and later the album “Drama”. This time the music was produced by his newly formed label Friends with Money.
But Michael Schindler doesn’t just make good money with rap music. He has also been under contract as a model with Cayler & Sons since 2015.
In addition, his Net Worth is likely to grow steadily through his YouTube channel and social media presence.
As rapper Shindy, Michael Schindler won the “Best Newcomer National” award from the influential hip-hop website Hiphop.de in 2013. In 2015 he was awarded the “Best Producer National” award together with Bushido, Beatzarre and colleague Djorkaeff.
His autobiography The Beauty & the Beats was published in spring 2016. The book entered the Spiegel bestseller list of non-fiction books at number 1.
“Rap Michelangelo, Da Vinci Code, Shindy Flow
MCs want in Juice, I want in Vogue”
“A victory is for eternity.”
“Ah, is that something that should upset you? Or something that tells you to live your dream?”
His great musical role model is the King of Pop Michael Jackson. Some of his rap lines in Shindy Songs also refer to him.
Michael Schindler briefly studied business administration at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.
Shindy is a bestselling author.
In 2016, he was sentenced to 11 months in prison for aggravated assault. Schindler was accused of beating up two men with several other perpetrators in an incident in Stuttgart. He admitted partial guilt. The sentence was suspended on probation. He also had to pay EUR 6,000 in damages to those affected.