None cooler: Rapper Jack Parow's debut album goes platinum

2011-02-09 00:00

CONTROVERSIAL Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow’s debut album has gone platinum, News24 reports.

This breakthrough makes the Bellville-born star (real name Zander Tyler) only the second rap artist to go platinum on South African soil. The album Styling Gel by Pitch Black Afro, now defunct, was the first to bag a platinum plaque.

Platinum status in South Africa is benchmarked at over 40 000 copies sold, with 20 000 being gold.

News24 quoted the ecstatic hitmaker as saying: “Thank you for being so blerrie kief.

“For me it is an amazing vibe and an amazing honour to go platinum!”

Parow’s good news comes less than a week after he was booted out of the K-Day music fest, hosted annually by Cape Town commercial radio station Kfm.

He was given the boot following a flood of complaints from the station’s listeners about the rapper’s “family-unfriendly” lyrics.

Parow, known for his over-the-top headgear, will next month release his next single, Byell­ville, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cooler As Ekke from his self-titled album.

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