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 at Hanapepe Neighborhood Center (Kauai) - Music With A Message tour at Pearl City High School - StarletShay interview at the Human Beatbox Academy - Interview at the Diverse Art Center - HawaiiSlam performance at Fresh Café - Santino's Party at the Dragon Upstairs - TEDxHonolulu i…
This TEDTalks' video was filmed on February 2003 (though posted on October 2008), filmed more than a year before I started performing as a beatboxer. Now when I watch it again I find it to be inspiring hearing his snares, vocal turntable techniques, and style. He is quite original.
On May 14, 2009 my general manager sent me this video of James "AudioPoet" Burchfield. Prior to that I googled "beatbox poet" since I find myself mostly connected with the Hawaiʻi poetry scene (as opposed to the Hawaiʻi hip-hop scene) as a beatboxer, and that same vid popped up. My first impression was that it reminded me of a similar setting of a performance I did on February 9, 2009 as a guest artist for a UH Manoa speech class. I even had the same mic set up.