Cro’s real name is Carlo Waibel. He is a famous German singer, MC, and producer. Carlo began his career by creating free mixtapes. This work helped him catch the attention of the successful rapper Kaas and the founder of Chimperator Productions, who later offered Cro a contract. The label helped Waibel jump-start his career. The young artist already released two platinum albums. Today, Cro seems to be on the peak of his popularity.
Carlo was born on 31 January 1990 in a small German town, Aalen. Waibel discovered hip-hop when he was 13 years old. He started learning how to play the guitar and the piano. In 2009, Cro presented the debut mixtape, Trash. Two years later, he released another mixtape, Meine Musik, which was available for free downloading from the web. All mixtapes Cro created at the time were recorded without anyone’s assistance. While working on his music, Cro assisted with the design of Vio Vio clothing line. The job helped the talented artist earn money for his mixtapes.
In 2011, the singer signed a contract with Chimperator Productions. For promotional purposes, the label released a documentary about the young musician. It helped Cro become popular among the younger generation on social media and forums.