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Jack Parow
Jack Parow
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Background information
Zander Tyler
Born (1982-02-22) February 22, 1982 (age 35)
Origin Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
Genres Hip hop, zef, rap, Afrikaans rap
Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Labels Parowphernalia, Supra Familias, TopNotch
Die Heuwels Fantasties, Die Antwoord, Garlic Brown, Bittereinder, Francois Van Coke, Fokofpolisiekar, Van Coke Kartel, Inge Beckmann, P.H.Fat, Haezer, Gazelle, SiboT, JR
Website jackparow.com

Zander Tyler, better known by his stage name Jack Parow, is an Afrikaner rapper from Cape Town, South Africa. He is well known for his contribution to the song Die Vraagstuk with Die Heuwels Fantasties[1] and performing with them at the Oppikoppi festival in 2009. He has contributed and collaborated with various other artists such as Die Heuwels Fantasties, Die Antwoord and Francois Van Coke.[2]

Career

Parow wanted to be a rapper since he was in primary school, citing Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle as an initial inspiration. Although he started rapping in English, he soon decided that he preferred Afrikaans.[3]

His first hit came with his single Cooler as Ekke, which was promoted by friends in Die Heuwels Fantasties,[4] with whom he later collaborated on their song Die Vraagstuk. He has since released four studio albums and toured around the world.[1]

In 2015 Parow released a biography, Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar,[5] authored by local artist Theunis Engelbrecht.[6]

in 2016 Parow and his friend Hardus van Deventer shot a nine episode TV series titled Dis Hoe Ons Rol, which aired July to August 2016 on the Kyknet premium TV channel.[7] The filming took place as two legs over 30 days, during which Parow performed once in at least each of South Africa's nine provinces.[8]

In January 2017 Parow launched his own brandy product known as Parow Brandy.[9]

He is currently managed by Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel member, Wynand Myburgh.[10]

Personal life

Parow has a daughter, Ruby Tyler, born in 2012 to his long-term girlfriend, Jenna Pietersen.[11] Ruby was the inspiration for Parow's 2014 song Dis Befok,[12] and video footage for the 2016 remix of the song was shot by her via a chest-mounted camera.[13]

Discography

Jack Parow's first release was the Cooler as ekke EP in December 2009. It was released as a limited edition of 600 USB flash drives in the shape of an ice-cream-cone and featured 10 songs and 6 music videos.

Studio Albums
  • Jack Parow (2009)
  • Eksie Ou (2011)
  • Nag Van Die Lang Pette (2014)
  • Dis Hoe Ons Rol (2016) [14]
Extended Plays
  • Cooler as Ekke EP (2009)
  • From Parow with Love EP (2016)

References

  1. ^ a b Korff, Jean-Marie (2015-07-24). "Watch Jack Parow's new video here and read our intimate sit-down interview with him". Channel24. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens". Krugersdorp News. 2017-02-01. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Cooper, Ruth (2009-11-13). "Jack Parow pirate of the caravan park". Biz Community. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Cameron, Jackie (2014-09-12). "Great fun! Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow on making money in music business". BizNews. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Lyster, Rosa (2015-11-01). "Who the hell is Jack Parow, eintlik?". Sunday Times. South Africa. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Jack Parow - Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar". Penguin Random House South Africa. Aug 2015. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Dis hoe ons rol". Kyknet. 2016. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Jack Parow lands his own TV show on kykNET". Channel 24. 2016-03-15. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ Naik, Sameer (2017-01-07). "Hey okes, Jack Parow launches own brandy". IOL Business Report. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "They made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcome, says Jack Parow of SABC concert". Times Live. South Africa. 2016-09-13. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Jack Parow to be a father". iAfrica. 2011-12-07. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ Snyders, Marilu (2014). "Jack Parow Lives Up to His Superster Status". What's On in Cape Town. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Jack Parow's 4-year-old daughter filmed his new music video". Channel 24. 2016-12-01. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/dis-hoe-ons-rol/id1135110794

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