Jack Parow

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Jack Parow
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Personal details
Born Zander Tyler
(1982-02-22)February 22, 1982
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Nationality South African
Spouse(s) Jenna Pietersen
Alma mater Durbanville High School
Known for Being a rapper, 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, better known by his stage name Jack Parow, is a South African rapper. 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]


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 in each of South Africa's nine provinces at least once.[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[edit]

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]


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)


  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 2017-02-11. 
  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. ^ Lyster, Rosa (2015-11-01). "Who the hell is Jack Parow, eintlik?". Sunday Times. South Africa. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Jack Parow - Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar". Penguin Random House South Africa. Aug 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Dis hoe ons rol". Kyknet. 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Jack Parow lands his own TV show on kykNET". Channel 24. 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  9. ^ Naik, Sameer (2017-01-07). "Hey okes, Jack Parow launches own brandy". IOL Business Report. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  10. ^ "They made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcome, says Jack Parow of SABC concert". Times Live. South Africa. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Jack Parow to be a father". iAfrica. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  12. ^ Snyders, Marilu (2014). "Jack Parow Lives Up to His Superster Status". What's On in Cape Town. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  13. ^ "Jack Parow's 4-year-old daughter filmed his new music video". Channel 24. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/dis-hoe-ons-rol/id1135110794

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