Jack Parow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jack Parow
Jack parow-1438331092.jpg
Tyler performing in 2015
Personal details
Zander Tyler

(1982-02-22) 22 February 1982 (age 37)
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Spouse(s)Jenna Pietersen
ResidenceCape Town, South Africa
Alma materDurbanville High School
Known forRapping, associated acts: Die Heuwels Fantasties, Die Antwoord, Garlic Brown, Bittereinder, Francois Van Coke, Fokofpolisiekar, Van Coke Kartel, Inge Beckmann, P.H.Fat, Haezer, Gazelle, SiboT, JR Label: Parowphernalia, Supra Familias, TopNotch

Zander Tyler (born February 22, 1982), better known under his stage name Jack Parow,[1] is a South African rapper. Collaborations with other South African artists include Die Heuwels Fantasties, Die Antwoord and Francois Van Coke.[2]


Parow wanted to be a rapper since he was in primary school he used to rap with friend Keagan Cloete aka cutie cloete, citing Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle as an initial inspiration as well as the like of T-Pain as well. Although he started rapping in English, he soon decided that he preferred Afrikaans.[3]

His first hit came with his single Cooler as Ekke and jeffalingaling, 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.[5]

Jack Parow has 11 chickens, one of which is named Tinker-Bell, they live in a double story chicken coop in his back garden and are fed imported worms from Switzerland. In 2015 Parow released a biography, Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar,[6] authored by local artist Theunis Engelbrecht.[7]

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.[8] The filming took place as two legs over 30 days, during which Parow performed in each of South Africa's nine provinces at least once.[9]

In January 2017 Parow launched his own brandy product known as Parow Brandy.[10]

He is currently managed by Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel member, Wynand Myburgh.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Parow has a daughter, Ruby Tyler, born in 2012 to his long-term girlfriend, Jenna Pietersen.[12] Ruby was the inspiration for Parow's 2014 song Dis Befok,[13] and video footage for the 2016 remix of the song was shot by her via a chest-mounted camera.[14]


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) [15]
  • Afrika 4 Beginners (2017)[16]
Extended Plays
  • Cooler as Ekke EP (2009)
  • From Parow with Love EP (2016)


  1. ^ Nolundi (2018-03-15). "Jack Parow, the Afrikaans rap artist is born". South African History Online. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  2. ^ "Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens". Krugersdorp News. 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  3. ^ Cooper, Ruth (2009-11-13). "Jack Parow pirate of the caravan park". Biz Community. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
  4. ^ Cameron, Jackie (2014-09-12). "Great fun! Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow on making money in music business". BizNews. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  5. ^ Korff, Jean-Marie (2015-07-24). "Watch Jack Parow's new video here and read our intimate sit-down interview with him". Channel24. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ Lyster, Rosa (2015-11-01). "Who the hell is Jack Parow, eintlik?". Sunday Times. South Africa. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  7. ^ "Jack Parow - Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar". Penguin Random House South Africa. Aug 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  8. ^ "Dis hoe ons rol". Kyknet. 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  9. ^ "Jack Parow lands his own TV show on kykNET". Channel 24. 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  10. ^ Naik, Sameer (2017-01-07). "Hey okes, Jack Parow launches own brandy". IOL Business Report. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  11. ^ "They made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcome, says Jack Parow of SABC concert". Times Live. South Africa. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  12. ^ "Jack Parow to be a father". iAfrica. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  13. ^ Snyders, Marilu (2014). "Jack Parow Lives Up to His Superster Status". What's On in Cape Town. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  14. ^ "Jack Parow's 4-year-old daughter filmed his new music video". Channel 24. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  15. ^ Dis Hoe Ons Rol by Jack Parow, 2016-07-26, retrieved 2018-10-19
  16. ^ Jack Parow releases Afrika 4 Beginners, City Buzz. Retrieved March 30, 2019.

External links[edit]