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NextNext Hawaii Contest Wraps Up

November 2, 2016 at 04:37PM

Back in May of this year I was contacted directly through e-mail about NextNext Hawaii. An exciting new project, a music competition and charity event sponsored by McDonald's owner-operators of Hawaii. To discover "Sounds that Spark Change!" The contest began August 1st and wrapped up on October 31st. I chose the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii charity, because it's dear to my heart to help those who need it most, especially our children and families.

The NextNext Hawaii Team is currently verifying and tabulating all of the votes. I want to thank each and everyone who voted for me and or for your favorite musician, artist or band! We supported good talent and music, good food and all for a good cause. Over 40 contestants and the Top 5 generated approximately 52,715 votes to be verified. Incredible! What I also enjoyed was discovering talent I have not known of before even though many I've met, have worked with or have done shows with before.

​I personally want to thank McDonald's of Hawaii and NextNext Hawaii for their generosity, all of the contestants and charities, 93.9 The Beat's Sam and Ryan Show, DJ Bvby G and Ty, Kaimuki High School Band, Kamehameha Middle School, Freelance Brand, HiDeph, Innovative Sessions Team, IMN of Hawaii, Metro Newspaper, my family and friends, the community, the fans and supporters, voters, and many more! 

Here is the unofficial NextNext Top 40 #nextnexthi
01. Emi Hart - 20,467 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
02. Tahiti Rey - 15,473 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
03. Jason Tom - 6,291 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
04. Brooks Maguire - 6,137 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
05. The Fresh Preps - 4,347 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
06. Hook+Line - 2,976 | Hawaii Island Humane Society
07. Dennis and Christy Soares - 2,007 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii 
08. Jonny Eureka - 1,535 | AccesSurf
09. The Hollow Spheres - 1,493 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii 
10. Mikey Fiyah "The Messenjah" - 1,472 | Hawaii Island Humane Society
11. Gwang (BlueLeo) - 1469 | PATCH (People Attentive To Children)
12. The Bougies - 1,363 | Hawaii Island Humane Society
13. William Ka'uhane of One Rhythm - 610 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii 
14. Mike Izon - 450 | National Multiple Sclerosis Society
15. Irie Love - 420 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
16. Kid Nico - 370 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
17. SIIRE - 310 | Hawaii Island Humane Society
18. Zach Manzano - 294 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
19. Freddy Von Paraz - 290 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii 
20. The Oceanographers - 262 | AccesSurf
21. The Critics - 160 | PATCH (People Attentive To Children)
22. LIV - 132 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
23. Jai The Band - 115 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
24. Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez - 102 | Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
25. Kawao - 82 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
26. Evan Kepler - 80 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
27. Kings of Spade - 45 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
28. Brittni Paiva - 43 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
29. Jeff James - 35 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
30. Ignite the Red - 32 | Project Vision
31. I.A. - 28 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
32. Gabe Oliver - 27 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
33. Marvin Franklin - 25 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
34. Sonder City - 25 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
35. Dhevhan Keith - 19 | Hawaii Island Humane Society
36. Elaine Ryan - 16 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
37. Scarlet Cord - 16 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
38. Nightbloom - 15 | AccesSurf
39. Ethan Swift - 13 | Ronald McDonald House Hawaii
40. Love Eternal - 10 | AccesSurf

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This is so awesome. I can't wait to see it and see what God has in store for you.

So awesome Jason!! Can't wait to see it!!

So Excited . Can't wait to see it !

Continue to do what you love and to fulfill God’s calling on your life. Can’t wait to see it!

Good job homie! Keep doing you! And keep up the good work!!

Hey, sharp! Can’t wait for the episode. Pretty stoked to see what you do there. My friend’s @hi sessions are so dope. Glad they brought you on!

Cheers!

Hey Jason,
Glad to see you still performing! Keep up the good work! Hopefully, you'll come back to the Bay area soon!

love the caption "Her math tutor can dance". :)

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He must be so proud of you. Thank you for your labor of love to your students and to the community.

Happy labor day,
Interesting read.

Jason you are awesome, so focused and committed to your craft and compelled to share and educate others. Human Beatbox Academy?!?! WHAT!?! Amazing, I didn't even know. Keep it up, look forward to our future encounters my friend.

Amazing performance of dance using sound and body. Your have an amazing flow.
Keep sharing that talent of yours!

Yup bro yu are awesome as I am big fan of beat box and yu ar beatboxer as I am fan of yu tool.

That was amazing!!! Beatboxing and doing the moonwalk at the same time!!! Mind-blown dude!

Amazing job. proud of yah bud. keep it up

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Child of the 1980's and child of God, #JasonTom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is a mathematician moonwalker who sings music with his voice. #jasontomblog

I love her. My niece loves to dance when I beatbox for her. She's adorable and she calls me, \
I venerate our US Veterans and those serving in our Armed Forces! When I received that call to visit and perform for and honor our American Veterans at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei. No doubt, do I not just answer that call, I settle that call. I met an incredible veteran by the name of Charles with great focus and head on his shoulders and with words of edification and encouragement he and I prayed for one another. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, and to our great US Veterans. To those who served our country, I salute you great men and women for having served our great and beautiful nation called America. To those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces in the army, navy, air force, coastal guard, and marine corps, I too honor, venerate and I appreciate your service and I too salute you brave men and women.

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This is just one of the reasons why I get out there to do what I do day in and day out. Night in and night out. I am stoked there is no clocking in and no clocking out. No complaints here in doing my line of work. I don't tire in my work, because I don't mind working what I love and working with excellent people. I love being able to answer the call, share these gifts, devote time and talent to uplift the young patients at Shriners Hospital for Children. This is bigger than my gift and bigger than me, myself and I. It's about helping and assisting and uplifting others. To be kind to one another, and to genuinely care for our neighbor, our family. It's one of the most rewarding experiences to see the many smiles and to hear the laughter of those patients. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, Angela Keen, and Shriners Hospital for Children!
So great to reunite with Angela Keen! Tonight, I had an honor to volunteer my time at Shriners Hospital for Children with Prisma Dance as we cheered the young patients there up. I beatboxed and danced for them and offered beatbox lessons. They rocked the microphone and all. They were incredible! I loved every moment, especially when one of the patients in his wheelchair rocked the beatboxing on my microphone and my dance buddy Henry danced to his beatboxing. That was something I had not seen in all 13 of my years performing live. It was rewarding to see their smiles and the patients enjoying himself and herself. All of the dancers did great too from ballet, jazz, acrobatics to hip hop, and our dance contest. I loved it all!

As for Angela Keen, growing up in Honolulu I watched her as a news anchor and I didn't think then that she'd one day interview me at the First Inaugural TEDx Honolulu Conference years back. She asked me great questions. She also knows my good friend Jody Kamisato and I told her he said, \
Spent quality time performing music, dance, and sharing words of edification, encouragement, honor, praise, desserts, and prayers with Prisma Dance to our brave and strong American veterans at US Vets in Barber's Point Kapolei last week. Here Hiro and I improvised on our viola and beatbox collaboration. We had blessed time.

PC: Brian Bat
I want to thank those of you who inbox'd me and inquired about my Hisessions shoot. My Hi Sessions episodes is in post production. I had a great time shooting with the Hi Sessions team. I just followed up with them and heard my episodes could launch December of this year or January of next year. People who have written shared with me that they can't wait and are buzzing about it right at this moment. Me too. Very exciting. Stay plugged in! I will keep you posted!
First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus. Dance, breakdance and beatbox workshop! What? Yes!

Other workshops included the dj and producer workshop, emcee and rap workshop, writing and aerosol canvas art workshop.
I am grateful and blessed to have an honor to have volunteered my time with Prisma Dance and to have performed for, converse with and pray for our brave and strong American veterans at US Vets in Barber's Point Kapolei last week. I am grateful to our American veterans for having served our great and beautiful nation.

2017 is wrapping up. What a fruitful year 2017 is. The biggest loss was when I lost my father on this Father's Day. I've honored my father's last wishes for what he wants and wanted me to fulfill in life. I am also working on another one of his final wish for me. My father didn't make it for his 85th birthday. There is not a day I don't think of my father or miss him. Father God has shown my earthly father at his best in my visions and dreams since his passing on multiple occasions that brought great comfort and peace.

Staying productive with the beatboxing....
I've performed for and spoken at...
- Bboy Reunion at Pure Nightclub
- First Friday at Downbeat Lounge
- Rising Melody at Downbeat Lounge
- Kick Butts Day at Hawaii State Capitol
- Revive Christian Fellowship at Iolani School
- Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele
- Boy Scouts at Iolani School
- Skillz Talk at Pure Nightclub
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Sung a song dedicated to my father & spoke at my father's funeral
- 1212 Session Hawaii at Kewalo Basin Kakaako .
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Prisma Dance Summer Intensive II
- 6th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo at Neal Blaisdell Cente
- Uplift at Ala Moana Centerstage .
- 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown at the Smith Beretania Park .
- HI Sessions Shoot .
- 3rd Annual Moon Festival at Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate St .
- US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei .
- First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

I will perform for a hospital and high school reunion party next week. I am grateful to be booked 'til December 2018 as my work is far from done and I am always working on music with my voice called beatboxing. I will meet with clients in the coming weeks to discuss potential tours, endeavors, performances, projects, and what not.

PC: Nicole Lam
First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus.