Watch the kak mal trailer for Parow to Parowfest: The Jack Parow Story coming to Showmax in December

Since exploding onto our music scene with his the now-iconic Cooler as Ekke in 2010, Jack Parow (Zander Tyler) managed to achieve something very few other local artists have been able to do: to attract and maintain a following in The Netherlands and Belgium.

2017 saw him hosting his first own festival in The Netherlands – Parow Fest, a four-hour long extravaganza with some of the biggest Dutch hip hop and rap artists performing with Jack in a sold-out venue in Utrecht.

This documenary, directed by Loki Rothman, Parow’s guitarist, documents Parow’s path, from growing up in the northern suburbs of Cape Town to the moment where he steps onto the stage at his own festival to thousands of screaming fans, more than 10 000 kilometres from home.

Peppered with interviews from Fokofpolisiekar’s Hunter Kennedy, Wynand Myburgh and Francois Van Coke, PR legend Louise Crouse, as well as members of his family, this is sure to be an intimate look at how Parow changed the perception of Afrikaans rap in SA.