It has truly been an honor to have been a part in the making of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “American Beatboxer” documentary movie film. I am grateful to have watched “American Beatboxer” for the first time, today, even though it seemed as though it was yesterday that I had flown out to New York City to film my “American Beatboxer” segments nearly 12 years ago. American Beatboxer has been screened at over 20 film festivals and has won multiple awards.
New York is the birth place of hip hop culture and beatboxing is the 5th element of hip hop culture. I was 4-years-old when I began beatboxing the moment I watched the world premiere of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” music video in 1987 CBS’ Michael Jackson: the Magic Returns. I instantly fell in love with Bad’s energy, catchy music, song and dance, and New York Subway scene. I couldn’t stop beatboxing and singing the song, “Bad.” Music artists like Michael Jackson, Bobby McFerrin, Doug E. Fresh, Buffy of the Fat Boys, Biz Markie, and Rahzel were the artists I grew up listening to beatboxing during my pre-dial up Internet years from the late 1980s to the late 1990s.
With some obstacles behind-the-scenes, I didn’t think I would make it to see the “American Beatboxer” documentary. I count my blessings each and every breath I take. Thank You Manauvascar Kaublall, Rich McKeown, Chesney Snow, and Rahzel M. Brown.
Where you can watch and find my parts in “American Beatboxer”… here they are… and you can watch it here on my blog or here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FdhSjckSie4:
Where you can find me in the “American Beatboxer” documentary…
1. My beatboxing was audibly used for the “American Beatboxer” documentary’s beginning title intro theme music song (0:00 to 0:15).
2. B-roll footage of me dancing a funk style popping circle glide in the background while Christopher Celiz was interviewed (26:28 to 26:33).
3. My “American Beatboxer” feature representing the state of Hawaii at the first ever American Beatbox Championship (45:16 to 45:50).
I am grateful to God for Word of Life Hawaii, my church family, friends, our global music community, and the American Beatboxer documentary that has supported me through this journey.
American Beatboxer Documentary Movie Film
Rahzel M. Brown
Maximillian also known as Maximillian Reynolds
Heaven aka Steven Canter
BFlow aka Louis Philippe Arty
NYC Beatbox aka Christopher Celia
Lucky Monkey aka Tiffany White
One Man Band aka Sam Rogers
The Human Drum Machine aka Nick Fox
The First American Beatbox Champion:
Frisco aka Francisco Romero
Rahzel aka Rahzel M. Brown
Masai Electro aka Masai Green
Swiss Chris aka Christoph Flueck
Hobbit aka Jack Hobbs
Lytos - Spain
Ezra & L.O.S. - France
KRNFX aka Terry I’m - Canada
Beatsmyth aka Andy Smith
Performed by Chesney Snow
Written by Chesney Snow & Rich McKeown
BEAT Rockers footage provided by:
Film Website Developer:
Special Thanks to:
M.I.H.E. (Make It Happen Entertainment)
The Hip-Hop Education Center
Julie Kim & Scott Koshmoodi
Littlefield Performance & Art Center
Deidre Ann Johnson
James and Stella McKeown
Sad and Shanwatti Kublall