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Birthday Week

November 20, 2017 at 02:35PM

I want to thank those of you who wished me an early Happy Birthday so far and those of you who wrote and called on wanting to celebrate my birthday this year.

This month thus far I've been remaining active and fruitful. Tomorrow is my official birthday and you can wish me a happy birthday on this blog post. You may also enjoy below my guest appearance and visit on Thanksgiving Friends Day at Calvary Assembly of God, book shopping at Barnes And Noble, and six video clips from my performance at the International Hawaii Chinese Cultural Arts Festival.


Jason Tom guest appearance at Calvary Assembly of God.


Spotted Curious George while book shopping prior to performing at the International Hawaii Chinese Cultural Arts Festival.


"13 Things Mental…

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HI*Sessions Photo Tease

October 18, 2017 at 09:49AM

I recently filmed on location my HI*Sessions episodes at the Koʻolau Ballrooms & Conference Center in Kaneohe. There are those of you who messaged, e-mailed and inbox'd to ask when my HI*Sessions will launch. It was a pleasure working with the HI*Sessions Team and my episodes are in post production. I am stoked that you guys expressed how you can't wait. I am with you on that. I followed up with HI*Sessions and I learned that my episodes could launch December of this year or January of next year. Stay plugged in to my blog and newsletter to stay up to date with me. I want to thank Jon Yamasato, Dave Kusumoto, Shayna Kusumoto, Kawika Lopez, Darin Leong, Lance Lopes, Vance Morimoto, Justin, Dayton Watanabe, Taimane Gardner, Jazzy Jazz, Carissa "Bubbles" Kano, the …

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First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference

October 17, 2017 at 12:20PM

The next day after I performed at US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei with Prisma Dance, I arrived at the First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus. I was invited by g-girl Yoda to co-teach with her the dance and breakdance workshop. I taught students of Dole Middle School, Kalaukaua Middle School and Farrington High School the background and foundation for beatboxing and the funk style dance called popping with the Michael Jackson Billie Jean dance routine that features the side glide and moonwalk also known as the backslide. Here I performed it a cappella with no microphone with the beatboxing that combines the Billie Jean dance. I want to thank B-girl Yoda, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Rock the Scho…

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Moonwalk At Moon Festival on the Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate Stage

October 12, 2017 at 12:16PM

I dedicated this set to my father who passed on this Father's Day for the 3rd Annual Moon Festival at the historic Chinatown Cultural Plaza on the legendary Moongate Stage in Downtown Honolulu. I also performed my staple routine of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson that combines beatboxing, the dance, side glide, and moonwalk or backslide on the Moongate Stage.

Performing police siren sounds and my original "Boots and Cats" beatbox routine.

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Patriot Day

September 11, 2017 at 04:29AM

Patriot Day proclaimed by George W. Bush is the National Day of Prayer and Rememberance of the Victims of Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

I remember September 11th, 2001 as clear as though it happened yesterday. It was my first year in community college.. when the terrorist attacks happened, I became depressed and I was unable to focus in my studies. My heart saddened. I voted for President George W. Bush, because he was the President to keep our country safe. I am grateful to God for His hand of protection over our great nation. I continue to lift our President Donald J. Trump, senate, congress, governors, majors and all those in authority in my intercessory prayers that God continues to give them wisdom, guidance, counsel, insight, might, understand…

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Happy Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2017 at 08:15AM

Happy Labor Day Weekend to you Jason Tom blog reader! Yes you! I commend each of you that has found your labor of love so that you can purpose each day that is directed toward your endeavor and goal in life. Maybe, you are discovering what your labor of love is today and right at this moment. What is my labor of love you ask? Most definitely, my labor of love is my faith in God, beatboxing, and mathematics, without a shadow of a doubt, it is my biggest passion and deeper is the purpose that propels me to serve others. Beneath it all, it's family, ʻohana, my Word of Life family, the body of Christ brothers and sisters, aloha, compassion, empathy, understanding, and a sense of community. Also being an uncle to my niece.

Speaking of Labor of love, I want to thank Ar…

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Her Math Tutor Can Dance

August 26, 2017 at 04:03AM

I want to thank those of you (and you know who you are) that made it to my Uplift opening showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage that also featured one of the new students of the Human Beatbox Academy and dancers of reLITE, Prisma Dance, Playground Dance Studio, and the Kazu Clan. You know I am a child of the 1980's, because I beatbox and moonwalk as though the 1980's were yesterday. My math tutee has a sense of humor in how she shared my video of my Uplift opener at Ala Moana Centerstage and her hashtag read, "my math tutor can dance." What? A mathematician who can beatbox and moonwalk and dance? Get out! That is unheard of, how is that logical? Yes, it is possible.

 

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Human Beatbox Academy at Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 26, 2017 at 02:48AM

Catch Jason Tom and the Human Beatbox Academy today, Saturday, August 26th, 2:30pm for the 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown Honolulu at the Smith Beretania Park.

​And also those of you in attendance today could win tickets for today's and tomorrow's G12 Hawaii Conference: We Are the Light at the Neal Blaisdell Arena featuring conference speakers Pastor Art and Kuna Sepulveda, Pastor Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Bishop Oriel Ballano, Pastor Bert Pretorius, Pastor Sara Castellanos, Soulfire Revolution Worship, and we don't want to miss this.... 

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm (morning to afternoon session)
6pm to 9pm (evening session)

Sunday, August 27th
10am to 1pm (morning to afternoon session)
both dates at Neal Blaisdell Arena


Then th…

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Summer Schoolers Learn How To Beatbox

July 1, 2017 at 03:27AM

Hawaii Baptist Academy summer school students learn how to beatbox....

Thank You Hawaii Baptist Academy

June 30, 2017 at 01:40AM

Thank you Hawaii Baptist Academy for helping me to kick-off the Perfect Father Tour in memory of my father, who passed away on this Father's Day. I had a great time providing live beatbox entertainment, an inspirational speech, beatbox workshop, and a Q&A session for their Gifted by One Assembly.

​I want to thank HBA for inviting me to perform at this assembly. I had a wonderful blast to deliver HBA's best summer yet.

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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 vide…

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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 a…

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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 mai…

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Thank You Lord

April 10, 2017 at 09:53AM

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 …

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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 yea…

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Human Beatbox of Hawaiʻi Nei Documentary

April 23, 2016 at 10:21PM

Human Beatbox of Hawaii Nei Documentary
Mr. Jason Tom the Human Beatbox of Hawai'i Nei Documentary

Meet Black Rhythm

April 23, 2016 at 06:35PM

Black Rhythm TED Talk Black Rhythm TED Talk

Black Rhythm is one of my understudies... he's a wonderful human beatbox to look out for... he's already doing big things and he's only been doing this professionally for four years and is far exceeding many world class beatboxers known today that have been around far longer. I coached him from the very beginning and watched him grow.. he's wise and humble and a great student, a wonderful human being... and a wonderful friend. Black Rhythm is a true role model for his people and culture!!! He is a wonderful human being!!!

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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning master beatboxer, TEDx presenter, speaker, voice actor, host, mathematician, moonwalker, and author of the Jason Tom Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog that boasts 2.1 million views by 1.9 million unique visitors and adoring readers like you from around the world. Disclaimer: He is not a rapper. "Quality over quantity."

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Wow! That was amazing! You’re amazing! Way to go Jason!

Thank you Jason for sharing your story. I believe that your story encourages and inspires others especially those that have lost a loved one. God bless you and your family my brother.

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Thank you for sharing. Clap clap. Needed some entertainment after a long week of work.

I really enjoy ur performances and I hope to one day watch you in person at one of your events. I grew up a huge Michael Jackson fan so I love it when you beatbox his stuff. Keep those videos coming, alright!

Enjoyed your music beat I laugh smile w joy want to come their join you dance w the beat but it lift my illness spirit I felt alive never give up I laugh when I listen to music I used my finger dance w the beat that so awesome Jason keep doing what you do one day I'll be standing by you w pen paper picture taking thumbs up

This is so cool Jason! Such a beautiful scenery. It must have been so peaceful out there. You were awesome!

Awesome! I love the choice of mj songs you melted and how you lightened the tone of some heavy ones, that's refreshing! Beautiful location too!

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