Tom Thum has come a long way since he started rapping in the Brisbane, Australia hip-hop scene. One of the few hip-hop artists ever asked to give a TED Talk, he has also won the World Beatbox Championship team competition and came in second at the Scribble Jam Beatbox Battles.
His art has taken him to every corner of the globe. It was during those travels that he recorded the song “Word To Spread” which took over 3 years to complete.
Utilizing the natural ambient noise from his travels, his beatboxing and amazing voice, he carefully crafted this subtle, yet gorgeous R&B song. The result is something that would sound right at home on pop radio. It’s a remarkable feat of planning, engineering and old-fashioned vocal ability.