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May 25, 2017 at 08:45AM


​Rahzel of The Roots and Jason Tom at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Here is the Jason Tom name logo by East-3 through Keep It Flowing Media. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many others.

And here is the Jason Tom name logo by Tom Thum, the world record holder of the most watched TEDx Talk video ever in history.


Meet Jason Tom as Gecko Man with an AKG BBB DFive Official Beatbox Battle Microphone in hand. Projects with this fella in the works (you heard it here first).

 


​Taste of Chinatown Honolulu


​Fat Tony, Jason Tom and LuckeyMonkey at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Creation by Prisma Dance

May 24, 2017 at 09:59PM

Creation by Prisma Dance (Full Version)

Creation by Prisma Dance (Full Version) from Huf Media on Vimeo.

Filmed by Huf Media // Edited by Manzy Media.
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Bible Shopping at Logos Bookstore

May 13, 2017 at 11:46PM

My Word of Life brother in Christ Jesus and Life Group leader and mentor John Lum on Team Wally told me recently that he wants to purchase a new New King James Version translation of the Holy Bible as his original copy has pages falling apart. Then I said that I will bless him with a new one. We kicked off our day by having breakfast at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue and then we went bible shopping for the NKJV Bible at Logos Bookstore in Kakaako. Then while we waited in line, we met this gentleman in front of us by the name of Kenny and his wife Jackie. When it was Kenny's turn to purchase their items. Kenny took John and I by surprise and he said he will bless us both. Favor! God's favor! So grateful to you Jesus for all you do! Thank you Kenny! Thank you Jesus! Thank you John! We love you Jesus! We are the Men of God that we are Today, because of you Jesus! We are all grateful for all you do Jesus! We love you Jesus!

Story on this Gecko, Man

May 8, 2017 at 08:51AM

One of my early comic book character creations of approximately 25 to 27 years, during my second attempt at first grade when I moved to another elementary school and second grade through third grade, is Gecko Man. I drew Gecko Man then as a reflection of who I was as a child though in an adult body with a cape with superhero strength and capabilities like laser shooting powers from my hands with a superhero body spandex suit. Kind of like Spider-Man, Ice Man, Superman, and Batman. This Gecko Man character came to me when I put my hand on a pole and I felt warmth. I thought to myself, hmm, this doesn't feel hard like what a metal pole would feel like. Instead it felt soft and warm. So I looked under my hand was a gecko chilling on the pole even though I touched it. The gecko nor I were startled to my surprise, and I felt an immediate bond with this gecko. From there I felt like I had superpowers. I thought to myself then if I am to be an original superhero character, it would have to be Gecko Man. Geckos are known to make sounds, and I am also known to make sounds. I also associate geckos with positive thoughts and geckos are cool in my book. Then it hit me since last year, what if I am to revisit my Gecko Man character and have him be brought to life in this modern era as a reflection of who I am today as a musician, beatboxer and public speaker. Yes, Gecko Man, a music, public speaking and beatboxing mascot. So, though I am rusty with my doodling and drawing skills, I managed to sketch and doodle out roughly how Gecko Man could look today so that I could then have a better idea visually of this gecko character and then relay that over to the artist and muralist East-3 of Keep It Flowing Media, and I commissioned him with the great task to bring this gecko character to life.

Prior to this Gecko Man project that I am currently working on... I commissioned East-3 for the Jason Tom personal name logo as shown above. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many more.

Iolani School Boy Scouts

April 28, 2017 at 09:59PM


The number one fear in the world? Public speaking. Growing up on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, I'd shake or freeze up from nervousness and shyness when speaking in front of class among my peers. Made me quite self-conscious. I preferred being in the audience and I feared having the spotlight. Fast forward to today, having performed live beatboxing music and having done public speaking engagements such as the first and second TEDx Talks in Honolulu and other engagements in hip-hop culture classrooms in universities and events through 13 years have compelled me to get out of my comfort zone to develop my current personality and today, I no longer get the jitters unless I stop practicing and training. Earlier tonight, I spoke publicly in front of Hawaii's 4th graders at Iolani School and you know you're a public speaker when you have a captive audience as young as 4th graders. Hey now!

I was a guest speaker for this Boy Scouts Den. They are so fun, and they repeatedly asked me to beatbox for them. They're awesome! Feedback I received is I kept them engaged. A parent mentioned she appreciated that I advocated education as a by product of the Freeman Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship Program offered through the University of Hawaii at Kapiolani Community College and Beijing Foreign Studies University, Mike Curb College MELE Program in Music Business and Audio Engineering partnership with Belmont University and Honolulu Community College. I also mentioned I did judo with the alias "Spider-Man" and how it saved my life. I also shared I trained with Iolani School alumnus, Hawaii High School Association State Wrestling Champion, Team USA Judo Beijing Olympian, and Hawaii Judo Academy founder Taylor Takata. Big mahalo to Word of Life's Associate Pastor and Author of "Compel" Wally Matanza, Patti, Isaiah, and the Iolani School Boy Scouts Den of 4th graders for having me in this public speaking engagement! I hope to see you again soon!

Music Business And Audio Engineering

April 28, 2017 at 11:24AM


I stopped by the Mike Curb College MELE Program offered through Belmont University and University of Hawaii at Honolulu Community College advocated by Hawaii's former 2-term Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona. And while at Honolulu Community College to meet up with my friend early this week I ran into two current MELE Music Business and Audio Engineering students. Long story short, after our formal introduction, they tell me, "get out, you're Jason Tom, our teacher spoke about you this morning and how you're one of the top beatboxers in this world." I said, "wow, really? You mean Eric Lagrimas? He was my former teacher in the Mike Curb MELE Program." They responded, "yes, he covered about hip-hop music and he mentioned your name." Thank you to all of the amazing teachers out there!

Going Beyond with My Nuggets

April 24, 2017 at 12:00PM

Nuggets. "Nuggets" is the newly created category for my JasonTom.com Blog. I've been coming up with nuggets I want to publish and author here. What are nuggets? These will be nugget of thoughts, some call it nuggets of wisdom, and I didn't want to chance to chicken out in pondering and presenting these thoughts to the world without fear whether it has been presented or not to those of you who do browse, stumble upon and read my blog. So here goes some for right now and you can let me know what you think of these nuggets in the comments at the jump.

  • Life Nugget: There is that saying to live each day like its our last, because life is short? How about living life like its our first? Not to neglect our past experiences of before, but to use our past and our testimony to guide us to where we are headed with the grateful mentality that we have a fresh beginning and direction each day with experience. Let's acknowledge, rejoice, appreciate, and live for "Today!" To live renewed, refreshed, rejuvenated than to live a life of mediocrity. Let's live a life each day with the spirit of excellence and zeal. Why think of our life as short? Let's live each second, each minute of 60 seconds, each hour of 60 minutes, and each day of 24 hours of our life with zeal. There's a lot one can do with 60 seconds, because imagine even one second can impact our next 60 years of living and beyond. Our life is what we make of it and we can make life worthwhile to the overflowing. Let's be empowered and encouraged to live each day with zeal.

    I was just pondering on this nugget and wrote this prior to finding this TEDx Talk by Leanne Delle via Kristin Wong through her Lifehacker article (after I publish this you can also join me in reading Kristin Wong's post and watch Leanne Delle's TEDx Talk.. hey now!):
  • Math Nugget: I'm reading up on domain and range of a function. I miss and love this math stuff. Made mental note to self while reading on it that the domain is like an x-axis of integers which are positives and negatives or the horizontal plane with a front to back. Our future, present and past. Do we move forward with approach or do we rewind to learn from our life's experiences? The range is like the y-axis or the vertical of integers with it's ups and downs. Our lows and highs. Our peaks and valleys. We can climb or fly in the sky or dig deep for a treasure chest. Sounds applicable to life indeed. This is quite fascinating how a the break down of a domain and range of a function is philosophical to the functions of life to me mathematically and applicability speaking. Speaking of digging for treasure, I'm gonna dig up my old math notes.
  • Math Nugget: What do I love about a square root? Is that I can look at a problem, that might get our number up, squarely and work toward weeding it out with a solution that is nonnegative by finding the root (origin) cause of that issue (number). Then that problem's number, not ours, is up. BAM! For those of us who have done gardening, landscaping and yard work, we know first hand how we can't get rid of the weed (problem) by just cutting it by its surface.. we have to pull that weed from its very root. Pulling weed days for yard work applied me with that knowledge and understanding.
  • Life Nugget: I do believe that it's important we find enjoyment in whatever it is we do to our heart's content. This usually starts when we can enjoy ourselves... meaning to be kind to ourselves and even lighten up and laugh at ourselves when we make mistakes. To embrace our mistakes so that we are empowered and challenged in a good way to motivate us to better ourselves. That's the key of application to me on how to be kind to others, it's begins with how we think of and treat ourselves. If we're kind to ourselves, and think kindly of ourselves, that will trickle through how kind we can be to others. So do you! And allow others to do him and her. This is what bring us meaning and purpose for living. This propels us and compels us to value our time and effort into what it is we do.

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My Heroes and Influences

April 21, 2017 at 10:07PM

Many of my heroes and influences are the people I grew up with and some are those I have watched from afar. Many I've met and many I haven't. My heroes include my family, relatives, friends, colleagues, past and presentAcademy beatboxers, people of all walks, my fans, and the community. Here is a list of those you may or may not recognize who I have been inspired by and have been influenced by in one way or another.

  • Maximus Ornelas (Sep 7, 2001 - Feb 26, 2017; age 15)
    I have not met or known of Maximus George Ornelas until today when I stumbled upon his obituary article in the Yakima Herald and I read that he had passed on due to a severe asthma attack and that one of his passions is to beatbox.


I looked if he had a Facebook and discovered he had videos uploaded of him beatboxing and I watched them.. I can tell he was really into it and that he was very passionate about it. I also noticed that the photo used for the orbituary that he has on a Legend of Zelda hat.. that's one of my all-time favorite Nintendo Entertainment Series video games. It would have been nice to have met this young talented beatboxer.

My heart, thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to his family, his friends, Lacrosse Middle School classmates, Christian Worship Center pastors and congregation and all those that will greatly miss him. I am in agreement that he is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! As a born again beatboxer and I too have experienced asthma attacks... so severe I nearly lost my life.

The testimony of Maximus is a miracle when I read the article and I felt compelled to reach out to his family by reaching out with my sincere message of condolences, prayers, encouragement, edification, and support.

  • Gene Kelly (Aug 23, 1912 - Feb 2, 1996; age 83)

    Gene Kelly is known for how he presented dance choreography in his MGM Grand classic such as "Singin' in the Rain," "An American in Paris" and "On the Town" that also featured Frank Sinatra to name several! Here is "Good Morning" performed by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor! A gem from Singin' in the Rain.
  • Bruce Lee (Nov 27, 1940 - Jul 20, 1973; age 32)


    Bruce Lee is influential in my life where he inspired me in the way he expressed himself as a true martial arts fighter. His self-discipline and work ethic is ahead of its time. What he demonstrated on film through his martial arts and philosophies are being applied today by martial artists and non martial around the world today. During the years of childhood when I was physically bullied in school, Bruce Lee's movies were helpful in the way it gave me the confidence to defend myself when I replicated his fighting moves when I defended myself against the bullies and it worked. I am inspired he taught his own kung fu called Jun Fan Gung Fu or translated as Bruce Lee's Kung Fu and opened his first martial arts school called the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Seattle, Washington and a second school in Oakland, California. Bruce Lee's philosophies also showed he is more than brawn and that he indeed had an intellect and his philosophies can still be applied to anything and everything in daily life. One of my favorite quotes of his is, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." I apply this very principle to when I practice and work on and isolate a single beatboxing sound. That could be the bass kick drum, hi-hat or snare. I'd work on a single sound repetitiously to master it to develop the greatest characteristic for the sound and carry out the emotional intent behind it. My favorite Bruce Lee film is the Way of the Dragon where he fought the World Karate Champion Chuck Norris in the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Great fight choreography!
  • Bobby McFerrin (Mar 11, 1950 - age 67)


    As most people are familiar with multi-Grammy Award winning jazz musician and vocalist Bobby McFerrin, I grew up hearing his hit classic "Don't Worry, Be Happy" on the radio. Others are also familiar that he did the Bill Cosby Show theme song. When I watched Bobby McFerrin's Spontaneous Inventions Music DVD, I was literally blown away how he floored a crowd of just him and his voice and one microphone. All improvisational too. He had guest musicians join him as well. This blew me away and had a very significant impact in my life.
  • Michael Jackson (Aug 29, 1958 - Jun 25, 2009; age 50)

     
    Michael Jackson was huge in the 1980s and 1990s and was known popularly as the King of Pop, Rock and Soul. His song Bad from his album of the same title compelled me to start beatboxing at the age of 4. It was his follow up album to Bad, Dangerous that became the foundation of my beatboxing style and sounds. The Michael Jackson Dangerous album is the biggest selling New Jack Swing album of all time that was produced by Teddy Riley. New Jack Swing is a fusion of th…

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Legend of Zelda Story at Hot Topic

April 15, 2017 at 01:22PM

Two years ago I met this trio Jennifer, Jeffrey and Charley at the Legend of Zelda section of the Ala Moana Center's Hot Topic store and one of them recognized me from one of my past performances at a hip-hop jam. I shared with them I was shopping for Legend of Zelda gear as I am about to prepare for my friend's son's 1st Birthday Party and the party theme is the Legend of Zelda. Then last year, Charley and Jennifer as well as the Kaimuki High School Band supported and voted for me in the NextNext Hawaii Music Competition and Charity Event where the proceeds from their votes went to the charity of my choice, the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii. Jennifer also shared with me that she was assisted by the Ronald McDonald House Charity and this meant so much to her and also meant much more to me to know someone I met was helped through this charity I am all supportive of. I placed 3rd within the Top 10 out of 40 contestants that consisted of incredibly talented and amazing musicians, bands and artists throughout the Aloha State of Hawaii. I am so grateful and thankful of Jennifer's support!

Then I learned this year that she had been to the hospital and had to go through procedures. I've been praying for her since. Prior to receiving that news my father recently had a very similar situation and I've been praying for both now. I've also lost several female friends within one year. I dedicate this post to you Jennifer! I have posted photo when we first met. I also share on this post 3 videos of that same performance in different perspectives I did wearing a Legend of Zelda snapback for my friend Royce and his wife's Days' son Tenzin's 1st Birthday Party in Waipahu. I pray that the Lord comforts Jennifer and her family and friends during this time. And that she is surrounded daily by healing ministering angels and may the healing anointing of the Holy Spirit flow throughout her room and wherever she goes. I pray a hedge of protection around her and that no weapon formed against her shall prosper. She is blessed going in and blessed going out. I also pray for the creative power of God to work through these videos that when she able to watch and listen to these videos that each sound she hears that comes from my voice are supernaturally embedded with prayer in the spirit for miraculous healing. By the stripes of Jesus, she is healed and I pray this in the name of the Son Jesus Christ in honor of God the Father. Amen!



RARE Beatbox Showcase at Chaminade University of Honolulu

April 15, 2017 at 06:32AM

I want to thank everyone that have requested I share more of my beatbox videos. Here is a rare one where I performed a live beatbox showcase for the Hogan Entrepreneurs at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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Thank You Inspire Youth

April 11, 2017 at 05:05AM

This was lit. I want to personally thank Inspire Youth's Pastor Clint Chinen and his head pastor Mike Kai for having me open for guest Pastor Jedidiah Thurner for Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele. We had 45 first-time decisions for Jesus Christ and 76 rededications. I've once been there for both Altar calls and I am grateful of what God has called me to do in the works of the ministry with my life and the life of others including the children, youth and young adults who made Friday Night Flow happen. I also want to thank Josh Williams also known as J Wills for beatboxing with me to close Friday Night Flow. And Josiah for beatbox battling me to assist me in setting the tone of Friday Night Flow evening prior to me opening for Jedidiah Thurner in the main sanctuary! It was fire!


​Jason Tom opened for guest pastor Jedidiah Thurner at Inspire Church Waikele.


​Josh Williams and Jason Tom collaborate to close out Friday Night Flow.


​Inspire Youth presents Jason Tom at Friday Night Flow.

Ukulele Beatbox Tutorial

April 11, 2017 at 01:13AM

Jody Kamisato and Jason Tom with this Ukulele Beatbox Collaborative Tutorial. An ukulele is a 4-string instrument that originated in Portugal and it was later introduced to the Hawaiian Islands during the plantation period and the ukuelele was adopted into our Hawaiian Music Culture throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It's an instrument that nearly all residents young and old of the Hawaiian Islands pick up and start playing or have at one point picked up playing and tried it. Beatboxing originates in the A Cappella vocal art tradition from the musical stylings and genre of jazz with scat singing and the urban hip-hop music culture and can be traced even further back to African cultural vocal traditions and languages. Jody and Jason had a great time with this collaborative tutorial, please let us know what you think in the comments. Thank you!

Thank You Lord

April 10, 2017 at 09:53AM

LYRICS:

VERSE
The atmosphere is changing now
For the Spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the Spirit of the Lord is here

CHORUS
Overflow in this place, fill our hearts with your
love
Your love, surrounds us
You’re the reason we came, to encounter your
love
Your love, surrounds us

BRIDGE
Spirit of God fall fresh on us
We need your presence
Your kingdom come, your will be done
Here as in heaven

FINAL VERSE
A miracle can happen now
For the Spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the Spirit of the Lord is here

I love this song "Here As In Heaven" by Elevation Worship.... it's my jam, it's my praise... I love you Jesus! I love you God!

Lord, I come boldly and humbly before your throne room of grace and mercy that endures forever in great Thanksgiving and with my whole heart fully surrendered to you. I praise you Lord, and I dedicate my life and career to you as a living testimony. I am forever grateful for your forgiveness, mercy, grace, patience, understanding, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, joy, love, provision, long-suffering, and your Mighty Hand of protection over my life and the lives of others and so many around the world. I also thank you for your deliverance, wisdom and guidance. I am grateful of having your watch over my life, because I nearly died from incoming traffic last year. You resurrected my Spirit Man in time of tremendous despair and now you're taking me into a season of restoration to become that new creature in You Christ Jesus that you've called me to be as a born again, that child of God you've called me to be and the Man of God that you've chosen, groomed and destined me to be. I shall never forget the Words you personally spoke to me during my personal encounter with you. I know I have not arrived and I will continue to ask and seek for more of your wisdom so that I may continue to grow mature in Your Word and My walk with you Lord Jesus! I love you God! Thank you Jesus! My savior! My friend. My brother. My protector. My hero. My King! My Lord! My Way Maker! I love you Jesus! I love you Holy Spirit! Hallelujah! Amen!

Who is Jason Tom? #JasonTom

April 9, 2017 at 10:17PM

In your own words.. who is Jason Tom? Of the time you've known him or known of him, or of the little or a lot that you know of him, if you could describe him in some words, adjectives and or sentences, what would they be? How would you describe who Jason Tom is? Keep in mind there is no right or wrong answer, and please respond below in this Jason Tom Music Blog Post's comments section. Thank you!

 

4th Beatbox Battle World Championship #BBBWC

April 9, 2017 at 02:18AM

Many of you became familiar with the "Jason Tom from Hawaii" Beatbox Battle TV freestyle video (shown below) that recently climbed on the Beatbox Battle Network website video rankings as the Top 2 and Top 3 video respectively in the "freestyle" and "United States" country categories. Beatbox Battle Network is also the non-profit organization that brought us Beatbox Battle Television and it produces the Beatbox Battle World Championship and owns the largest beatboxing multimedia archive. In 2015, I was one of the male professional beatboxers to be nominated as a competitor in the men solo battle category of the 4th Beatbox Battle World Championship held in Berlin, Germany. The official list then is below. Although I was confirmed as one of the competitors that year, it was due to unforeseen circumstances that I was unable to travel to Berlin, Germany. Since that time though, I have shopped at http://BeatboxShop.com to gear up with Beatbox Battle swag for the 5th Beatbox Battle World Championship. The Beatbox Shop have clothes and accessories for babies, boys, girls, men, and women.

Competitors

Here is the official artist list of the Beatbox Battle World Championship in alphabetical order.

Men Battle (Solo)

Country Name Confirmed Solo Title
China
313
Chinese Champion 2010
Finland
Abox
Finnish Champion 2009
Slovenia
Airbag
Slovenian Champion 2014
France
Alexinho
Wildcard Winner 2015
Russia
Artur
Russian Champion 2012, 2013
France
Alem
Vice World Champion 2012
Germany
Babeli
German Champion 2011, 2012
England
Ball-Zee
UK Champion 2011, 2012, 2013
Netherlands
B-Art
Dutch Champion 2014
Canada
BBK
Canadian Champion 2014
France
Beasty
French Champion 2010
Bulgaria
Beatmaker
Bulgarian Champion 2009
United States
Beat Rhino
American Champion 2013
Estonia
Belka
Estonian Champion 2011
Belgium
BigBen
Belgium Champion 2013, 2014
South Korea
Big Road
South Korea Champion 2008
Indonesia
Billy BdaBX
Indonesian Champion 2010
Poland
Blady Kris
Polish Champion 2004
Ecuador
Blinktown
Ecuador Allstar
France
BMG
France Allstar
Hungary
Bobeat
Hungarian Champion 2015
Lithuania
Bogis
Lithuanian Champion 2013
Bulgaria
Bust0
Bulgarian Champion 2011
Belgium
Ceto
Belgium Champion 2007
Welsh
Chubbs
Welsh Champion 2015
Argentina
Chummbeat
Argentina Champion 2009
Brazil
Ciclope
Brazil Allstar
England
Contrix
UK Champion 2014
Poland
CrashU
Polish Champion 2010, 2012
Norway
D9
Norwegian Champion 2012, 2013, 2014
England
D-low
Wildcard Winner 2015
Estonia
DannyBoy
Estonian Champion 2010
France
Dawan Player
French Champion 2008, 2009
Hungary
Defa
Hungarian Champion 2008
Lithuania
Destiny
Lithuanian Champion 2014
Hungary
Döme
Hungarian Champion 2007, 2010
Austria
Dynamike
Austrian Champion 2014
Bulgaria
Dynamic
Bulgarian Champion 2013
France
Efaybee
Wildcard Winner 2015
Czech Republic
En.Dru
Czech Champion 2008
Austria
Eon
Austrian Champion 2013
Ukraine
Fastlipz
Ukrainian Champion 2013 …

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JasonTom.com Facts 3 Month Stats

April 8, 2017 at 09:47PM

JasonTom.com facts! Here are the peak numbers for http://JasonTom.com page views and unique visits in the first three months. As of this moment http://JasonTom.com averages 220,572 Page Views in 90 days and 2,450 Page Views per day. It also averages 207,476 Visits in 90 days and 2,305 Visits per day. I am grateful and blessed and humbled by your support! Thank you for your continued support! I appreciate each and every one of you!

January 7, 2017:
3,449 page views
3,387 unique visits

February 26, 2017:
4,145 page views
2,882 unique visits

March 23, 2017:
6,798 page views
6,794 unique visits

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV

April 3, 2017 at 03:44AM

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV:

Wonderful news! I browsed the Beatbox Battle Network website to discover that the "Jason Tom from Hawaii" Beatbox Battle TV video is among one of its top ranked videos in two of the categories it is listed in. On the website my video ranks as the Top 5 Beatbox Battle video in the "United States" country category among heroes and living legends Rahzel, Michael Winslow and Bobby McFerrin. I've had the humbling honor and experience of meeting and chopping it up with both Michael Winslow and Rahzel. How about that? I've also worked with Michael Winslow more than once, almost every beatboxer's dream come true. In the the "freestyle" category my Beatbox Battle video is the Top 4 video among my colleagues Tom Thum, Alem and Napom. I can respect that. I've collaborated live with Tom Thum and met Napom.

I am grateful of the support! Beatbox Battle Network is the non-profit organization that brought us Beatbox Battle Television that produces the Beatbox Battle World Championship and it owns the largest beatboxing multimedia archive. Beatbox Battle Network also specializes in culture marketing, live broadcasting and artist management.

JasonTom.com Facts

March 30, 2017 at 11:42AM

JasonTom.com facts. Did you know? I know I did not. That JasonTom.com built-in stats revealed that it has 1.36 million plus (1,351,461 or one million three hundred fifty one thousand four hundred sixty one) unique visitors and been page viewed 1.48 million plus (1,460,648 or one million four hundred sixty thousand six hundred forty eight) times and JasonTom.com averages 2,961 page views and 2,743 unique visits per day? Say what? In the last 7 days, there were 20,730 page views and 19,204 unique visits. And on Social Media, support grew from 15,981 to 19,326 in the latest assessment that consist of my followers, fans, friends, and colleagues. Though these numbers are not huge in contrast to giant Goliath, I am still grateful for these decent numbers as an independent professional beatboxer, musician, host/emcee, voice actor, and speaker, that I would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Please continue your word of mouth about JasonTom.com as I have an exciting project that will launch in a couple of months that I cannot reveal the details of at this moment in time.

I also cannot thank enough with my show of appreciation and gratefulness to the 6,291 of you who voted for me (and you know who you are) in the McDonald's NextNext Hawaii: Sounds that Spark Change Contest. Mahalo nui loa!

Hollywood Blockbusters Open Casting Call

March 27, 2017 at 06:49PM


​My actress colleague called me on a moment's notice on this Hollywood Blockbusters Open Casting Call for North Shore starring Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy. Also rumored for the Universal Studios movie film franchise, some are guessing it's Jurassic Park though it's not at all confirmed. Khon 2 News happened to do coverage on this and yours truly (Jason Tom) appear in two segments... first one I am beatboxing and the other part (inaudible) I make up an impromptu dialogue playing to the camera. Good times! I've been told I would get a call back. C'mon somebody!

 

Jason Tom Top 20 Human Beatbox Videos

March 3, 2017 at 02:53AM

Here are the top 20 Jason Tom Human Beatbox videos based on viewers (musicians, non-musicians, performance artists, non-performance artists, beatboxers, and non-beatboxers). These made the top 20! Is there one that you do not see (an honorable mention)? Please comment below.



20. Jason Tom @ Pearl City HS

​19. Brisbane's Tom Thum and Honolulu's Jason Tom


18. Jason Tom & Cherry Lei at Art After Dark


17. 808's Beat Box Master

​16. Moanalua Drug Free - Waikiki Bboys / Jason Tom / Diverse Arts / BRK


15. Jason Tom Beatboxing


14. Jason Tom "有隻雀仔跌落水 (有只雀仔跌落水)" Chinese Beatbox Remix


13. Jason Tom (Human Beatbox) at 2013 Children & Youth Day Hawaii

12. Jason Tom (Human Beatbox) Demo Reel


11. Jason Tom "Happy Birthday Kealoha (Hawaii Slam)"


10. Jason Tom, beatbox-dance number


​9. Jason Tom performs Soundscape

8. Interview with Jason Tom (The Human Beatbox Academy) ジェーソン・トム


7. Jason Tom @ Apex 2011


6. TEDxHONOLULU - Jason Tom - Vocal Groove


5. Jason Tom "Listen Carefully" (Beatbox Original)

4. Beat Boxing by Jason Tom

3. Jason Tom "Beatbox Lobby" Freestyle

2. Jason Tom from Hawaii - Beatbox Battle TV - Freestyle 

1. Jake Shimabukuro jams with human beatbox - LIVE!

Friday Night Flow Inspire Waikele

February 28, 2017 at 01:59AM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • DATE: MARCH 10, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN AT 5PM
  • THIS EVENT IS FOR GRADES 7-12 ONLY!
  • COST: $5 AT THE DOOR PLUS 2 CANNED GOODS TO SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK
  • BRING CASH TO PURCHASE GOODS AT OUR SNACK BAR & SURF/SKATE VENDORS
  • ALL SPORTS ACTIVITIES WILL REQUIRE A SIGNED PERMISSION FORM (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  • STUDENT TALENT SHOW: DM YOUR AUDITIONS TO OUR IG @INSPIRE.YOUTH
  • DON’T COME ALONE, BRING YOUR SQUAD!!!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
PASTOR JEDIDIAH THURNER

HAWAII’S HUMAN BEATBOX: JASON TOM

Little Dummer Boy by Rahzel and Jesse Europe Kwabi

December 10, 2016 at 04:17AM


​Rolling Stone: Rahzel from The Roots and Jesse Europe Kwabi collaborate for an amazing new take on the classic 'Little Drummer Boy' as part of our Holiday Playlist.
 

Rahzel PopTech

December 10, 2016 at 04:02AM

Rahzel makes some noise

Rahzel makes some noise from PopTech on Vimeo.

Being the beat

Being the beat from PopTech on Vimeo.

Rahzel
Known as the Godfather of Noyze, two-time Grammy Award-winning vocal percussionist, Rahzel, has mastered, then redefined the art of beatboxing, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form. Rahzel doesn’t play musical instruments – he is the instrument. His singular ability to re-create full songs without instrumentation, sing a chorus, and provide the musical melody simultaneously, all while providing a plethora of sound effects on a whim, creates an inimitable visual and sound experience. Rahzel is most popularly known as member emeritus of hip hop’s cutting edge band, The Roots, and has lent his vocal talents to musical artists of all genres. His work has touched audiences in over 350 cities, across 40 countries. He is a consummate collaborator, working with leading artists including Angelique Kidjo, Beastie Boys, Björk, Bobby McFerrin, Common, John Legend, Lou Reed, Maroon 5, Mix Master Mike, Philip Glass and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. In a career that transcends music, Rahzel eschews trends in favor of redefining the boundaries of vocal expression.

My Big Little Town NYC feat. MC Jin

December 10, 2016 at 03:42AM

My Big Little Town NYC feat. MC Jin

In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

December 9, 2016 at 01:52AM

In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

 

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Jason kind of reminds me a gecko; a gecko always adapts and recovers from all the hardships he went through. The curves in Tom Thum's "Jason Tom" logo design looks really cool!

It's nice to see Jason's personality imbued in a gecko designed by him. Cool, fitting, totally Jason lol. I like it!

Jason Tom is a really dope guy. He's really funny, chill and positive. He inspires me. Jason Tom really loves God. He's awesome.

it is D O P E ❤️

This is so inspiring and great. I hope you continue what you're doing because you're amazing!

Your new name logo looks fantastic. Really fancy cursive. Keep up the good work Mr. Tom.

The logo looks awesome! Keep on making a difference in this world one beat at a time!

I thinks this is good for u keep up the good work love the new name keep on keeping on bro way to make the world change and put a little beat in there step box in there lives on to bigger and better things

Hey man I really dig the new logo! It suits you!

Awww I love all of them Jason, especially Tom Thum's one attracted me a lot :D Just DOPE!!!!!!!!!

Awww that's amazing Jason!!! I love the sounds of ukulele and awesome Collaboration with your koool beat box(´◡͐`)☆

That was brilliant good on to the both of you

That was great mix of the new and old . That was really impressive I liked so much. I like how he taught you one thing and you taught him one thing.

Mahalo mahalo for sharing the traditions and aloha! Continue spreading the love and being you❤️

Yoo! my brother from another MOUTHer!!
That's fresh logo as you are! Come down Japan and let's rock together!!

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Jason Tom is an American Freelance beatboxer, voice actor, inspirational speaker, session musician, designer, blogger, slam poet, TEDx presenter