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In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

December 9, 2016 at 01:52AM

In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

 

Nicole Paris and Ed Cage: A beatboxing lesson from a father-daughter duo

December 11, 2015 at 10:56AM


Nicole Paris was raised to be a beatboxer — when she was young, her father, Ed Cage, used to beatbox her to sleep at night. Now the duo is known for their beatbox battles and jam sessions, which mix classic rap beats with electronic dance sounds. Prepare yourself for a bit of a hip-hop history lesson, and enjoy the show.

Rock Your Poetry

December 15, 2011 at 07:00PM

Two nights ago, I did an opening beatbox performance for the Rock Your Body Fashion Dance Benefit at the SoHo Mixed Media Bar presented by National Dance Week Hawaii and Dancers Unlimited. Here I am rocking the Far East Movement x Subcrew cap, the O.W.W.L (One World With Love) shirt and my Radii 420 Top sneakers.


Jason Tom at Rock Your Body Fashion Dance Benefit photo by Tracy Chan of Nonstop Honolulu

I also met an AliveNotDead friend Sergio (Far East Movement and Subcrew also have AliveNotDead) who uploaded a mini clip here:

Now onto poetry slam. I want to give a shout out to @NctrnlBst of Nonstop Honolulu for covering December 2011's First Thursdays "No Rules" Poetry Slam (non-qualifier to the Grand Slam Finals) with ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner as the…

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TEDxHONOLULU Highlight Reel

December 14, 2011 at 08:01PM

TEDxHonolulu 2011 Highlight Reel featuring ukulele music by Jake Shimabukuro (his rendition of the George Harrison Beatles' classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and beatboxing by Jason Tom. 

Also featuring presentations by Susan Cox also known as Green Power Girl, Kealoha, Jason Tom, Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Mateo, Dr. Robert Hong, Dr. Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele, Amy & Herb, math teachers Sean Briel & Dan Nash, Robbie Alm, Sig & Kuha'o, New Hope's iPad Band, fish nerd Dr. Richard Pyle, Jon Fritzler, Dr. Lani Leary, Matthew Lynch, Elyse Petersen, astronomer Dr. Michael Liu, Dr. Ho Leung Ng, Edgy Lee, Vivian Best, Michael Wall, Mark Mauricio, and Brian Goldstein.

Jason Tom's TEDx Talk Presentation

Also shout out to Jen Takahashi's Inspiration Cupcake for this…

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Happy Birthday Jason Tom

November 21, 2011 at 07:31PM

I want to thank everyone that have wished me or are wishing me a happy birthday! I am grateful for every day that I am alive, breathing and beatboxing. Peace, love and beatboxing! Many blessings, prosperity, and happiness to all! -Jason Tom

Edit: Also on my birthday my presentation "Vocal Groove" at the TEDxHonolulu conference have been uploaded. Check it out, support it on YouTube and share it with your friends, peers, family, cats, dogs, pets and friends and everyone you know!


P.S. Mahalo to comic artist Jon Murakami for this happy birthday quick art sketch greeting... WOW!!

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 3

November 20, 2011 at 06:53PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 3 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 2. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. Shou…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 2

November 20, 2011 at 06:50PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 2 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of  connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. S…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 1

November 20, 2011 at 06:45PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 1 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 2 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. Shou…

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TEDxHonolulu It's About Time

October 23, 2011 at 06:58PM

8 days and counting until the "SOLD OUT" TEDxHonolulu 2011 conference at the Cupola Theatre of the Honolulu Design Center. Here is the TEDxHonolulu "It's About Time..." promo video:

Earlier today I checked out the Season's Best Craft and Gift Fair at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and I picked up these fresh watches from the Zionic O-Series, one in white on my right wrist and one in blue on my left wrist. Classy with a modern fashionable twist. Love it!


Check out Zionic's O-Series watches and get yours today:


Become a fan of Zionic at http://facebook.com/ZionicHawaiiFanClub, follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zionichawaii and tumblr http://zionichawaii.tumblr.com

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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…

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It's about time...

August 13, 2011 at 06:25AM

It's about time...
TEDx Honolulu on 11.11.11 11.1.11
at the University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus Cupola Theater, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center.
By invitation only and limited seating, apply to attend here:
http://tedxhonolulu.org/register-to-attend/

Who Will Be Attending?

TEDxHonolulu are seeking attendees who are leaders in their field – and who can make a strong contribution to the local TED community through their energy, influence and connections to change the world.

You will have the opportunity to engage in authentic dialogue with an elusive yet valuable audience: passionate, open-minded people in our local community. You can test your ideas for the future, and be challenged to positively impact our local community and the planet in new wa…

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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…

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TEDxHonolulu

December 4, 2009 at 12:24AM

Early last month I was a guest entertainer for the TEDxHonolulu (TEDxHNL) conference which took place at the Hawaii Convention Center. "TED" of "TEDx" is a acronym for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," and the "x" of "TEDx" represent "an independently organized TED event." TED's motto is "ideas worth spreading."

Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP

I want to thank Janel and Nari for accompanying me.  Props to Ninja Nari for the vids:

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (performance)

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (interview w/ Angela Keen)

Angela Keen: How long have you been doing this?

Jason Tom: Performing wise 5 years, but I've been doing this since I was 4-years-old.
*Playfully says* I was holding back by the way. *laughs*

*crowd laughs along*

Angela Keen: So when you were 4-yea…

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Jason Tom TEDxHNL

November 4, 2009 at 11:16AM

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.

Reason I bring …

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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.

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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

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