Ștefan Relu Mihalache was at school no. 171 "Petre Ispirescu". The artist began his career at the age of 8 as a dancer. From the age of 15, hip-hop became one of Connect-R's great passions. He first entered a studio in 1997 , during the recording of his first song, "Observ".
In 1999 he released a new song called "Operation on an open soul", which reached number 2 in the top 50 on Radio Contact .
In 2000 , Connect-R worked closely with the founders of Veritasaga ; Jivago , Preaetor and Dribbler ; but chose the path of commercial music at the expense of underground hip-hop.
The first collaboration with a big name in the Romanian show-biz was for the song "Fără nume" by the band RACLA .
He took a step forward in his music career in 2006 , setting an impressive record: in that year he was the first rapper to perform on the Eurovision stage . Together with Arsenie Toderaș , he then represented the Republic of Moldova in the grand final with the song " Loca ".
The record series did not stop here, Connect-R being the only artist who had 6 songs simultaneously in the Radio 21 playlist .
Connect-R releases the album If Love Disappears in 2007 , and in October 2008 releases the video for the second single from the album: "Don't lose your love".
In 2009 he released the songs "Burning Love" and "Murderer".
In 2010 he participated in the National Selection for Eurovision together with Anda Adam with the song "Surrender". This year she won the "Best Song" award at the RMA ! In the same year he founded the production house Rappin 'On Production , teaming with Chris Mayer and Nick Kamarera.
In 2011 he reached the Top 100 2011 on the radio, with "Americandrim" by Puya, featuring Connect-R.
In 2012 he created the summer hit, called Vara nu dorm , which remained in the first places for 22 weeks. In the same year he created the song Love Is The Way . In the same year, the artist's second album entitled "From Nothing to Something" was released by Roton with the support of Libertatea newspaper. The album could be found together with Libertatea newspaper.
In 2013 he created a new hit of the summer of 2013 "Give yourself to my love".
On May 20, 2016, the record label Roton releases the artist's third album entitled "Dragostit", it contains a total of 18 songs.