Jack Parow

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]

Jack Parow
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Tyler performing in 2015
Personal details
Zander Tyler

(1982-02-22) 22 February 1982 (age 39)
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
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, Early B


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 likes of T-Pain. Although he started rapping in English, he soon decided that he preferred Afrikaans.[3]

His first hit came with the single Cooler as Ekke and jeffalingaling, which was promoted by friends in Die Heuwels Fantasties,[4] He collaborated with them on their song Die Vraagstuk. He has since released four studio albums and toured around the world.[5]

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 from July to August 2016 on the Kyknet premium TV channel.[8] 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 lifeEdit

Parow has a daughter, Ruby Tyler, born in 2012.[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 ice-creamcone-shaped USB flash drives and featured 10 songs and six music videos.

Studio Albums

List of studio Albums
Title Album details
Jack Parow
Eksie Ou
Nag Van Die Lang Pette
Dis Hoe Ons Rol[15]

Afrika 4 Beginners[16]


List of studio EPs
Title EPs details
Cooler as Ekke
From Parow with Love


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

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