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February 22, 1982
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
|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 (born in Cape Town on February 22, 1982) is a South African, Afrikaans-speaking hip-hop rap artist who performs under the stage name of Jack Parow. Collaborations with other South African artists include Die Heuwels Fantasties, Die Antwoord and Francois Van Coke.
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.
His first hit came with his single Cooler as Ekke, which was promoted by friends in Die Heuwels Fantasties, with whom he later collaborated on their song Die Vraagstuk. He has since released four studio albums and toured around the world.
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. 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.
In January 2017 Parow launched his own brandy product known as Parow Brandy.
Parow has a daughter, Ruby Tyler, born in 2012 to his long-term girlfriend, Jenna Pietersen. Ruby was the inspiration for Parow's 2014 song Dis Befok, and video footage for the 2016 remix of the song was shot by her via a chest-mounted camera.
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.