Casper is a German rapper, singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as part of the hip hop group FKP Scorpio in 1997 and has since gone on to become one of the most successful German rappers with six solo albums to his name. Casper's music blends elements of hip hop, pop and rock for a unique sound that has made him a beloved artist in Germany.

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Sep 25, 1982
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Casper, born Benjamin Griffey on August 23, 1982 in Halle, Germany, is a German rapper and songwriter. He attended the University of Paderborn, where he studied musicology and philosophy. After graduation, Casper began his career as a rapper in 2005 with the release of his debut album “Hinterland”. The album received critical acclaim and established him as one of the most important figures in German hip-hop. Following the success of “Hinterland”, Casper released two more albums “XOXO” (2007) and “Hinterland II” (2009). In 2012, he released his fourth studio album “Hinterland III” which was certified gold in Germany.

In 2013, Casper released his fifth studio album “Hinterland IV” which was once again a commercial success. His sixth studio album “Himmel und Hölle” (2015) became his highest-charting solo effort to date, reaching number one on the German Albums Chart. Since then, he has released several other successful albums including “Kreuzberg (2017) and Zwei Herzen (2019). He has also collaborated with various other artists including Marteria and Kontra K. 

Casper is considered one of the most successful German rappers ever, with awards such as 3 Echos for Best Hip Hop Act twice in 2011 and 2017 and an MTV Europe Music Award for Best German Act in 2016.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Casper is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 7, 1993, Casper was born in Berlin, Germany.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases 1st Mixtape</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 13, Casper releases his first mixtape "Hinterland".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Four Music Label</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs with Sony Music label Four Music and releases his debut album “XOXO”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives German Music Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Casper receives a German Music Award for best hip-hop/ urban artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Sophomore Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his second album “Hinterland” which went platinum in Germany.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Performs at Coachella Festival</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Casper becomes the first German rapper to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Third Studio Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Casper releases his third studio album “Lang Lebe Der Tod” which debuted at number one on the German Charts.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Casper the Rapper is an inspirational role model for many young artists and musicians. His unique style and message of positivity has resonated with people from all backgrounds, providing others with motivation and hope that they too can overcome obstacles in their own life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Casper the Rapper is an incredibly talented musician. His songs are catchy, lyrically strong and have a great beat. He also manages to get his important messages across while still making his music accessible to a wide audience.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Casper the Rapper is also an activist. Through his music he speaks out against social injustice and inequality, raising awareness for issues such as racism, sexism, and poverty. He encourages others to take action and fight for what is right.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Nominated Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Casper was nominated for a Grammy award in 2019 for his album “Lang lebe der Tod”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Fluent in Five Languages</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Besides German, Casper is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Dutch.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Member of the Hip Hop Group "Fler"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Casper is a member of the hip hop group Fler, which he joined in 2006. The group released two albums together before disbanding in 2009.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First German Rapper to Reach Platinum Status</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Casper became the first German rapper to reach platinum status with his single “XOXO”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Casper performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011, becoming the first German rapper to do so.</p></div>


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