Known as CRO and recognized for a signature music style that he named "Raop," this German hip-hop artist and music producer received a 2012 Bambi Award and a 2013 Swiss Music Award. His hit singles include "Easy" and "Du."
When he was nineteen years old, he released his debut mixtape Trash. His second recording, Meine Musik, followed two years later.
A designer as well as a musician, he created a clothing line called Vio Vio and became famous for appearing in concert wearing a panda mask.
He was born in the city of Aalen in Germany's southwestern Baden-Württemberg state. His real name is Carlo Waibel.
He and jazz and soul singer Noora Noor both collaborated with a Norwegian hip-hop duo known as Madcon.