Menu

Jason Tom - Official Site

Blog posts : "freelance clothing"

Freelance Brand Waikiki

September 26, 2013 at 02:22PM

Earlier this week I cruised with the Freelance Brand fam (shout out to model Keshia Mieko) after a performance and @honozooloo snapped photos of us in Waikiki. I'm laced with Freelance's brand new Plumeria 5 panel leather bill (with an original Aloha olioli underbill, only 50 made), black on black hoody, and red backpack. The other new addition is the raw denim snapback with three interchangeable patches. You can get your's at Sera's Surf and Shore (Ala Moana Shopping Center), iKandy Hawaii, 88 Tees, and more. While out in Waikiki, Whoop and I also did a spontaneous video for Instagram here. #freelancebrand #freelancefam

 

Read more

Trilogy II

July 8, 2012 at 05:34PM




Apex x Loft In Space present
Trilogy II: Hawaii's Premier Street Culture Event

APEX x LOFT IN SPACE present
TRILOGY II
Hawaii's Premier Street Culture Event
Saturday, July 28, 2012

5:00PM to 10:30PM at Fresh Cafe

B-Boy Crew Battle
$300 Cash Prize

All Style Crew Battle
$300 Cash Prize

MC Battle
$100 Cash Prize

Lowrider Car Hop
$150 Cash Prize Per Category

Lowrider Bike Show
Trophies

Blackbook Battle
$100 In Prizes

4th Annual House Dance Hawaii Freestyle Contest
$100 Cash Prize
Brought to you by Soulgasm Hawaii

Hosted by Big Mox

Spinning
DJ Une - Mighty4
DJ Revise - Murder Mainstream

Also Enjoy
Local Vendors
Photo Booth
Live Art!!!
Free Giveaways!!!

LIVE Performances:
Creed Chameleon (back in Hawaii!)
Different Definition
Moshen
Jason Tom
and more!

A porti…

Read more

Up To Date

August 28, 2011 at 08:37AM

Here's an update from my last entry and more, the TEDx Honolulu 2011 "It's About Time" conference have officially rescheduled and relocated. It is now on 11.1.11 (Tuesday, November 1st, 2011) at the Cupola Theater, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center. Be sure to apply to attend for a possible invitation, limited to 100 guests for a live experience of "ideas worth spreading." Also sponsors interested apply here.


Here is a shout out to Shay, she got A-Profiled by AArisings' Nelson Wong! Incredible! Check her interview out and subscribe to her YouTube.
http://www.aarising.com/content.php?129-YouTube-s-Starlet-Shay-A-Profiled


Anyway, I am thrilled to hit the stage at these upcoming events... 

The 5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle and HIstory - Honol…

Read more

APEX 2011

June 23, 2011 at 04:05PM

This Saturday, June 25th from 2pm-10pm the place to be is the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, behind Washington Intermediate. Freelance Clothing presents APEX. All ages welcome and portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. All for a good cause. Hosted by Mox, fashion show, free makeover for the ladies, PS3 Battle Arena, vendor booths, live art, tons of free giveaways, crew vs crew All Style and BBoy battles, MC battle, Blackbook, live performances by Jason Tom, Krystiles, BlessDChil, Ill Hill Society, Dancers Unlimited, Moshen and more. Check flyer below for more info. $15 at the door, $5 under age 12, $5 BGCH members.

Follow up from last blog entry on the Big Boys And MMA Hawaii Expo.
Shout out to Freelance Clothing, Chelsie and Chase, S…

Read more

Father's Day Weekend

June 21, 2011 at 08:20PM

What a productive last week and Father's Day weekend. It was anticipated on my calendar to be an intense week. On Thursday I taught 2 summer school classes early in the morning on the history and culture of beatboxing. Several students there remember when I performed at the school they graduated from several weeks prior. Before I came home from that adventure TEDxHonolulu uploaded and tagged me to their June auditions photo. That was when folks on Facebook made their voice heard. I want to thank Kitty for being the trend setter that she is and everyone who submitted "Jason Tom" to be a potential TEDxHonolulu presenter on 11.11.11 11.1.11. You can still nominate a potential presenter for 11.11.11 11.1.11 with "ideas worth spreading" for a total of two upcoming July au…

Read more

The First Annual Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival

April 8, 2011 at 06:11PM

It's on! I am doing 2 shows this Saturday, April 9th.

2FLip Productions and Noh Foods present the First Annual Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival at the Kakaako Waterfront Parking Lot, 10AM-4PM. You will be able to find me at the Freelance Clothing booth and at 1:30pm things will be kicked off for the "Freelance Power Hour" featuring performances by the Freelance Fam (Jason Tom, Beat Rock Krew, Erika Arriba, Whoop Arriba, Kidsolo, etc.).

Admission to the festival is free and a portion of the proceeds from food sales will benefit the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center.

Lunchwagons:
+Big Local Tita
+Bombuchaz
+Joe Aloha Catering
+Kazu's Lunchwagon
+Koi Catering
+Manaia Lobster
+Melt
+Maharlika
+One Local Stop
+Ono To Go
+Sanso's
+Simply Ono
+Summer's Lava Dogs
+Tacos Vincente
+Why…

Read more

Coming up!

April 2, 2011 at 11:27PM

One of the most frequently asked question is when and where are Jason Tom's next performances. So here is the low down for April on where you can catch him.

April 3rd is Beachfront Aloha For Japan at the Pacific Beach Hotel, 4pm-8:30pm, "Love & Aloha" For Tsunami Victim in Japan featuring
Bruce Shimabukuro
Jason Tom
Johnny Helm

Palani Vaughan & The King’s Own
Jeremy Hirokawa
Greg Gabaylo
Leo Mitamura

Then April 9th, the Great Hawaiian Lunch Wagon Festival at the Kakaako Waterfront Parking Lot, 10AM-4pm. Freelance Clothing will be there along with the Freelance Fam, Beat Rock Krew and Jason Tom with performances.


April 15th, Busekrus "This Is Real" CD Release Party at Hawaiian Brian's Billiards, 8pm, All Ages. featuring
Busekrus
Pimpbot
Disaster Kit
A Sedated Nation
Jason Tom

Read more

Pray for Japan

March 15, 2011 at 07:11AM

My prayers goes out to Japan! I know that recent current events is affecting many of us one way or another. Relief efforts are being worked on as I type on the Hawaii end. Hawaii also had tsunami warning sirens go off like crazy last week and a lot is happening.

Life of a beatboxer does not stop though and as tough as it is I needed to follow through with my pre-engagements. On Saturday, March 12th at 8:00AM HST I was invited weeks in advance to guest judge the Worldwide Ventrilo Beatbox Battle on VentBBX.com. Congratulations to Slurp of Norway on winning that Ventrilo Beatbox Battle! Early in my career I've worked with Norway rapper TKB, but I have not heard from him in years. Then on Sunday I performed for Lola-Palooza for the newly turned 1-year-old Lola and fell u…

Read more

HAT Party

November 15, 2010 at 05:05PM

A while back Hawaii-Aloha Travel's Bruce Fisher, whom I first met during the TEDx Honolulu 2009 conference and reunited with at the [Re]Think: Hawaii 2010 conference, invited me to open for Makana at HAT's Annual Appreciation Party. I was impressed about the thought put into how they made the program for guests look like airplane travel tickets. I'm a dork for that, because I love travel. After my solo set... Makana and I reunited on stage closer to the end of his set with Gerardo Velez (percussionist for Jimi Hendrix & more). It was truly an honor to be part of  HAT's Party filled with fun as well as laughter and my overall impression is that Bruce is an amazing boss for his HAT agents. I mentioned to Bruce that I experienced the best crowd for my "Boom Clap Boom B…

Read more

Hawaiian Girls Official Music Video

November 12, 2010 at 09:57PM

The Jason Tom "On The Beat" T-Shirt is having a life of its own by making a cameo appearance in TTYM's "Hawaiian Girls" music video directed by Wild Will. Jeffrey James of TTYM is sporting "On The Beat" in the music video.

Download the "Hawaiian Girls" single on iTunes and CDBaby.

 

TTYM - Hawaiian Girls (official music video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_iqDF7ZMsw

Read more

Mighty4 Arts Hawaii Foundation Fundraiser

June 24, 2010 at 02:02PM

For those who attended APEX (presented by Freelance Clothing & Mighty4) a while back they might've spotted this flyer or poster teaser:

This July 3rd fundraiser event is for the Mighty4 Arts Hawaii Foundation and it is dedicated in the memory of High Chief XL (Walter). Walter has touched many lives including mine and he was one of the first that I've met at the Mai Tai Bar of the Ala Moana Shopping Center when I first started out performing the beatbox back in 2004 and he encouraged me to keep it going with the beatbox. The last I saw Walter was not more than a few weeks before the APEX event when he was bouncing at Next Door for a Broadcast event. If you were at least somewhat part of the Hawaii nightlife then you probably had your ID checked by Walter at one …

Read more

APEX 2010

June 10, 2010 at 05:20PM


The Rise Up Hawaii team and I will be at APEX 2010 this Saturday at Fresh Cafe. This EVENT is going to be EPIC and it will be FUN for everyone. For the ladies and the fellas. ALL AGES!


Freelance & Mighty4 presents:

APEX 2010
***AN OFFICIAL FREELANCE FREESHIRT EVENT***

Sat June 12th @ 4:30p-10:30p
Fresh Cafe (Queen St)
$10 presale -- FIRST 200 PEOPLE TO PURCHASE PRESALE TICKETS WILL RECEIVE A FREE LIMITED EDITION SHIRT!!!

***LAST DAY TO GET YOUR PRE-SALE TICKETS WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH!***

General Admission - $12 at the door
12years old and under - $5 at the door

*** CREW ON CREW Bboy Battle (Max 8 CREWS)
*** CREW ON CREW All Style Battle (Max 8 CREWS)
*** MC Battle (Max 16 EMCEES)
***BLACK BOOK BATTLE!
*** LIVE ART!
Special Tribute to the CLASS OF 2010 GRADS!
Cash Prizes! …

Read more

12 Blog Posts

Blog Comments

The worlds #1 beatboxer!

A super energetic performer and entertainer.

Though I've never met him, he appears to be a holistic individual who emphasizes on being healthy spiritually, mentally and physically. I believe this is what has driven him to achieve his goals and kept him running the race :)

Upbeat, both in personality and in art. A connecting force in the community and music circles. Fresh energy in the international beatboxing realm. Innovative niche-maker in Hawaiian entertainment. Christ-follower. Someone I have known for years and am glad to call friend. That's Jason Tom to me.

Jason Tom is living proof that dreams come true if you work for it! He is a mentor, an inspiration, and continues to be humble through all his achievements. He is a friend to all!

Some people tell you about their dreams. Jason Tom actively pursues it every day.

Jason (or “Spidermon” as I used to call him in Highschool) can be perceived as a bit shy on the surface. He is still the same kind and genuine person as before except now more well-known. He is ready to bust out his beatboxing talent anytime and anywhere and share his passion with anyone willingly to learn and listen.

He exudes a special type of charisma that you can’t help but to feel inspired in his presence. Because you can see the overflowing passion in his eyes while it also tugs at your soul. I know he attributes much of his success and opportunities to GOD, but he is a super hard worker who is constantly working to improve his craft and himself. Because he never settles for just good enough.

The most important thing (I believe), is that he has not forgotten he is human-- who lives and hurts just like the rest of us. But he is able to turn the negatives and use it as incentives for positive development.

If you ever have doubts in yourself, Jason is the living proof that anything is possible.

Hio

hiohio.net

Jason Tom is my very talented friend...in my eyes and experience he is one of the world's best beat box entertainer and a master at his talent in rythms and beats and tones...very first time I saw and met him a few years ago at a event in Aloha Tower Honolulu, when i heard him I knew then he would be as good as he wants to be...keep it up my friend
Rolando Sanchez

Jason is very talented. He can sing, beatbox and draw!

Jason Tom is a pioneer of the art of human beatbox in Hawai. Artist, Educator, Creative Entrepeneur.

Jason is an amazing beatboxer who captures his audience with his talented array of beats. His desire is not to keep his talent, yet to inspire others to grow their ability to stardom. Generously gives his time and talents to delivery a positive message while he was volunteering for MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE for almost a decade reaching over 10,000 to 20,000 students each year high and middle schools.

Jason Tom is the local prodigy to rise from this little island called Hawaii to become a professional rapper and make it big. But not only that he is very kind and holy and praises Our holy father named Jesus

He is a very friendly and humble guy. He always convinced people to follow their dreams no matter how big or small their dreams are. Since I first saw him in 2006 , he has been my motivation to follow my dreams.

Jason Tom truely is a human beat box. Full of inspired talent in the realm of interpreted beats and sounds, he captivates audiences with his enthusiasm and love for beat boxing and brings people together from all walks of life to share his unique talent and skills in the art. Inspiring people to venture outside of thier comfort zone and to reach for the stars, Jason Tom encourages others to follow thier heart and passions, whatever it may be, in alignment with positivity.

Jason Tom is an aural shaman. In a band, nothing is more important than the rhythm, kept in alignment by the bass or drums. Jason Tom provides that in spades, grounding you in an immaculate surreal soundscape, and plays a perfect host as he establishes the background before he starts to slant the narrative via classy changes until you realize you've been led into a wormhole and have come out of it with extra Hip Hop genotypes that end up becoming phenotypical as you exude a little more street out of your pores as collateral damage from the Jason tom experience, which is what you wanted all along but never realized you did:)

Jason Tom is a professional beat boxer
And also a big inspiration to the youth of Hawaii and many other places
I've talked to him personally and I know that he's a very good person and he follows his dreams
He's full of motivation talent and love for music!
#jasontom

Categories