Music, Rap, or, actually, “Raop” – the unique musical style he coined with his debut album in 2012 by fusing together Rap and Pop – is the primary channel Cro has chosen to convey and relay his message to fans across the world – it is the key that unlocks the doors of contemplation, imagination, joy and inspiration in his listeners hearts and minds.
Sharing his dreams and thoughts in the form of lyrics, Cro has built a unique bond with his fans. He is as easily identifiable as he is anonymous and mysterious due to the ever-present Panda mask he wears everywhere he goes. But Cro is hardly defined by the mask – it is the Energy, Heart and Passion he pours into his work that continue to elevate Cro to the heights of the Music Industry.
Cro came out of the gate strong in 2011 when his first official single, "Easy," became a massive hit, making the Top Ten for eight weeks straight and accumulating a total of 30 million clicks on YouTube.
His official second album, Melodie, was mostly self-produced, albeit with help from Shuko and Freedo. Released in June of 2014 on the Chimperator label, it was nearly as popular as Raop; an immediate number one hit in Germany, it also sold well in Austria and Switzerland, and continued to chart for nearly a year. The single "Traum" also hit number one.