Tone Trump was born in Philadelphia and raised by a Muslim family, later changing his name to Abdul Sallam. His initial desire to be a professional basketball player ended after he was expelled from high school, so he focused his attention on his music. In 2007, Tone Trump teamed up with fellow Philadelphia-area rappers Jay Bezel and Hedonis da Amazon to produce an antiviolence single entitled "Every Day Is Crazy."[One of Tone Trump's songs was chosen for the soundtrack for Close to Death, a documentary on urban gun violence by Philadelphia-based producers, getting him on the radar of a few major record labels. He also owns his own record label, Top Notch Entertainment. He was also signed to G-Unit Philly and also a member of The G-Unit Philly Group (with Mike Knox, Ive Vegas, Cotic) from 2009 he left the label due to a feud with co member Mike Knox . In January 2010, Tone Trump made a collaboration with Black Wall Street's artist Nu Jerzey Devil called "What It Look Like." He recently signed a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE World label. Tone Trump has close affiliations with burgeoning entrepreneurs Hood Rellic, Chris Banks of clothing label Banks and Ross Collection, as well as significant collaborations with fellow rap artist and model agent Smutty Major Movez. Numerous business owners support Tone Trump and his music. Tone Trump is the author of many catch phrases such as "Let's Win" and "Hustle or Starve". Tone Trump remains a popular trending subject on both Twitter and Instagram. Tone Trump recently won artist of the year at the Philly Hip Hop Awards in 2012. He currently has a new song Ghetto Boy featuring Freeway Ricky Ross Produced by Smitti Boi. Tone Trump made a cameo in 2015 sports drama "Creed," where he has a brief altercation with main character. In 2016 Tone Trump released his album TONY which was entirely produced by Smitti Boi.