Jack Parow pressed the ‘refresh’ button in 2009 and kicked the music world in the pants with the release of his Cooler as Ekke hit single and music video. He breathed new life into a scene that thought that it had seen everything and he took no prisoners.
Starting out by rapping for a burger and a beer over ten years ago, Jack Parow has come a long way. Since then he has released Platinum and Gold selling albums, toured the world, opened for Snoop Lion and Eminem, hung out with the guys from Top Gear, starred in a movie (Babalas), had the first Afrikaans Number 1 song (Hos Tokolosh with Gazelle) on 5FM’s Top 40, released his own comic book and has done a thousand other cool things.
Parow’s music video, Cooler as Ekke, hit over 3 million views today, which makes it the most watched Afrikaans music video on YouTube, based on some homework.
“COOLER AS EKKE JUST HIT 3 MILLION ON THE YOUTUBES!! Most watched AFRIKAANS video in HISTORY!! You guys are so fkn cool man… Really… Dankie for all the love. You guys are next-level!!” Jack Parow
Parow didn’t get ahead by sitting on his behind. Next up, he will release a single in July sure to blow the toupees off omies heads, a vinyl version of his first album is due for release soon and yet another trip to Europe is on the cards.
September sees the release of Jack Parow’s memoir, Die Ou met die Snor by die Bar, and his chommie from the States, Dirt Nasty, will join Parow for a South African tour. They collaborated on the track, F*k F*kkity F*k, from his album Nag van die Lang Pette.
Also coming up is the launch of Parow’s online store. For more information, be sure to check out our Facebook Fanpage.
Parow’s Cape Town tour dates in June:
Date: 19 June 2015
Venue: Café Roux
Address: Noordhoek Farm Village, 270 Chapmans Peak Drive, Noordhoek
Contact: Lindi Green (Dinner from 7pm)
Performance 8:30pm (when people have finished eating)
Tickets: R140 pp – www.caferouxsessionsco.za or email email@example.com
Date: 28 June 2015
Line-up: Jack Parow & Francois Van Coke
Venue: Park Acoustics
Address: Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve.
Ticket price: http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/tickets/ R100 Online | R120 Gate | Free children U6 | R10 per vehicle