Zander Tyler was born in Parow, Cape Town in 1982. Today he is known as Jack Parow, the dangerous romantic Afrikaans rapper. Contrary to popular belief, his wild-fire success did not happen overnight. Jack started out rapping with crews from the Cape Flats and was rapping for many years before Cooler as Ekke catapulted him into success.
His collaboration with Die Heuwels Fantasties on the track, Die Vraagstuk, put him in the limelight.
Jack Parow released his debut self-titled full length album in 2010. It struck gold within two weeks of its release and went platinum within a year. His music video for the hit Cooler as Ekke reached over 3.5 million views on YouTube.
Since his debut release he has headlined at major festivals in South Africa. Parow has performed in Russia, tours Europe almost annually and has played before packed out shows there. He will have his own festival, aka PAROW FEST, at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht on 4th November 2017. Performance highlights include opening for rap legends Eminem and Snoop Lion. Jack Parow released his second full length album, Eksie Ou, in November 2011 under his own label, Parowphernalia. This album reached Gold status in sales within four months of its release. A highlight from Eksie Ou is that the first single, Hosh Tokolosh with Gazelle, was the first Afrikaans song in the station's history to reach Number 1 on 5FM's Top 40. The title-track, Eksie Ou, went on to become Parow's second Number 1 on 5FM's Top 40 and others soon followed. In the span of Jack Parow's career, he has released his own Parow Braai Sauce, a memoir, Hier Kom Groot Kak comic books, his iconic caps and Parow Brandy. He has appeared in the movie, Babalas, and starred in his own reality travel TV show, Dis Hoe Ons Rol, on kykNET.
Jack Parow's fourth full length album, Afrika 4 Beginners is due for release in December 2017.
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Artist: Jack Parow
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