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Tyler performing in 2015
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Zander Tyler

22 February 1982 (1982-02-22) (ageĀ 39)
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Nationality South African
Children 1
Residence Cape Town, South Africa
Alma mater Durbanville High School
Known for Rapping, 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

Zander Tyler (born February 22, 1982), better known under his stage name Jack Parow, is a South African rapper. 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. 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.

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

In 2015 Parow released a biography, Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar, authored by local artist Theunis Engelbrecht.

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. 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.

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

Personal life

Parow has a daughter, Ruby Tyler, born in 2012. 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 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
Afrika 4 Beginners


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