CD REVIEW: From Parow With Love
More of a ‘Jack Parow and friends’ EP than a piece of work just by the South African rapper, From Parow With Love carries on Parow’s mission to bring his music around the world.
While on several tours to the Benelux countries, Parow picked up a few friends along the way – and planned the collaborations that appear on this record.
Each song features a different artist from along his tours to the Netherlands and Belgium, with a variety of different styles packed into the six songs.
Old school fans of Parow will appreciate the dance rap elements of Kattenkwaad, which features Dutch duo De Kraaien and Thunderbolts & Lightning with Simon from De Likt, who also hails from the Netherlands.
Parow shows he has more strings to his bow than just party rap with the remix of Perpetual War and Party Too Much, a song reminiscent of the acoustic side of Nag Van Die Lang Pette.
Army Of One brings the EP to a rousing end, with Parow at his creative, tongue in cheeky best. In cahoots with Geldpenni and Freshyground, the song brings the best from a number of the country’s best acts and fuses them together for a very special mashup.
This EP might not be pure Parow, but it shows he can mix things up and retain his trademark flair. As a warm up for a new album, it’ll do very nicely.
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