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 …
Last year, I competed and showcased at the 2014 American Beatbox Championships in New York that was headlined by the Man of 10,000 Sounds Michael Winslow and the 2-Time Champion of the UK Beatbox Championships Reeps One. I'm also featured in the 2013 movie "American Beatboxer" that is screened in film festivals and universities internationally which documented the time I represented the Aloha State of Hawaii with a live showcase at the 2010 International Human Beatbox Convention and the 2010 A…
Art And Flea Do What You Love Series: Jason Tom Human Beatbox
Meet Jason Tom. He's a local beatboxer who has been mastering human percussion for more than a decade. The vocals and sounds he is able to generate from his voice box is extraordinary. It's his passion.
Produced/Edit/Directed by: Pete Ulatan for ULATAN.COM | THISISRNDR.COM
Cinematography/Sound Engineer: Chris Balidio for THISISRNDR.COM
Starting 2013 I simultaneously performed on 2 school tours in Hawaii. Last Friday we wrapped up the 2013-2014 Say Yes To Purpose tour at Moanalua High School's Drug Free Assembly. As part of the Diverse Art Center segment of the assembly the Academy of Hype and I were featured. During my portion the Waikiki Bboys, bboy Solid, and bboy JoshSkittle (Beat Rock Krew) collaborated with me. Mahalo to Moanalua High School for having us! Below is footage of our collaboration:
Jason Tom (presenter at TEDxHonolulu) and Philosophy of the Shell Shock dance crew (presenters at TEDxWaiakea) collaborate on "Vocal Groove," beatboxing and popping collaborative presentation at the Honolulu Design Center's Cupola Theatre. Ideas worth spreading.
I performed on October 6, 2013 at the Hawaii State Capitol for the 20th Annual Children and Youth Day. It was a challenging one since there were some sound technicalities and a neighboring event that drowned me out. I could barely hear myself while performing, audience could barely hear me as well, but I went with it nonetheless. Also featured Keanu in action. Here's a video that recently surfaced (mahalo to Natalie):
Biggie Gz and Jason Tom in the MMA Hawaii octagon (Aloha Tower Waterfront).
This Hawaii beatbox demo features footage from... - Honolulu Twestival at the Venue - APEX at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii - Cover story video shoot at the Honolulu Advertiser building's freight elevator - Shaka Talk episode #5 on Olelo 52 - TEDxHonolulu at the Hawaii Convention Center - Corporate party at the Ilikai Hotel Waikiki - Opening for Blue Scholars at the UH Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies - Graduation party…
Flavor Fest 2012 - The Booth (Round 1) ft. Jin, D-MAUB... (@flavorfest @crossover813 @rapzilla)
Flavor Fest 2012 took two well known artists (Jin and D Maub) and put them with some up and coming independent artists with lots of talent. We put them in the studio with super producer Wit (of the Watchmen) and came up with this beautiful masterpiece! All proceeds go towards the outreach Block Party hosted every year at Flavor Fest as we feed hundreds of families in the inner-city of Tampa. …