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“Shooting the Ode to You video was something very cool and special to me. It was amazing to meet all these working class hero’s. I have a next-level respect for them. It really took me back to all the k*k jobs I had to do to get where I am today. I have renewed appreciation for the fact that I can do what I love every day.” -Jack Parow

The song and music video for Ode to You, featuring Nonku, is their tribute to the working class hero’s. Before Jack Parow became South Africa’s Afrikaans rap super star, he packed fish, was a mechanic and allocated graves to support his rap habit.

Parow and Nonku decided to meet up with various people and try out their jobs; to experience what their day to day life, especially work, is all about. This documentary-style music video sees Parow returning to his roots by sweeping streets, mowing lawns, washing cars, painting houses, laying bricks, working in a factory, packing fish and more.

Ode to You will be released on 18th August. Various behind-the-scenes segments are being released as a build-up to the video’s premiere.

Watch Part 1 here

and Part 2 here

Ode to You is filmed, directed and edited by Paul Ward. He is also responsible for Parow’s hit music video, P.A.R.T.Y.

From Ode to You:

“this is an ode to you, hate your job but the house needs food

you wanna quit, you wanna kill but the rent is due

push on through ,hold on tight, fight the fight

there’s a hand on your throat and it’ s holding tight

9 to 5, jy try, jy druk, jy hou styf vas

but you work for a boss and you hate his guts

jy voel stuck, maar onthou, ek’s hier vir jou

whether jy numbers punch of jy huise bou

yster klou, days too long, nights too short

you just went to sleep, then you’re back at work

if you’re up at night or you’re up at dawn

whether you’re sweeping streets or you’re mowing lawns

whether jy meetings het of jy parties hou

whether jy suits aantrek of jy klere vou

whether your washing cars or washing clothes

this is an ode to all the working class hero’s.”

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