Yusuf "Edy" Erdugan was born on May 8th, 1978 as the fourth of five children in Mannheim/Germany. His parents came as guest workers in the late 60s to Germany. Edy grew up in a small town called Wiesloch near Heidelberg, which explains the "168" in the artist's name. These are the last 3 digits of the local postcode 69168. The EDY 168 starts with his first single in the famous TV-Crime series "Tatort", which was first broadcasted in November 2012 on German TV (ARD). He's playing the part of Serkan Bürec.