Cro is a German rapper, easily identifiable by the disguise he wears in press shoots and performances: a panda mask. His first official single, "Easy," became a massive hit, making the Top Ten for eight weeks straight. Performing under the pseudonym Lyr1c, he released two mixtapes, 2009's Trash and 2011's Music, before changing his alias and persona. Coining his new musical style as a simple mix of rap and pop, he titled his 2012 outing Raop. That album reached the number one spot on the charts in Germany and Austria before going platinum. In late 2012, Cro released a mixtape of remixes called Maop, and in 2013 collaborated with H&M on a designer line of clothing for men and women.