Belise Thomas

I am a graphic designer (and sometimes writer) who likes her sneakers clean and her tea green. I play with colors and fonts all day at NBC and on the side at HRDCVR and Rap Radar. Pay me in lobster rolls.

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kickin back
New Music Jul 3  |  

Mila J lays down smooth vibes in her “Kickin Back” video

Cali native Mila J is back with a video for “Kickin Back,” a mellow release from her 213 EP. Jhene’s older sister glides over the smooth song, which is driven by a prominent sample of Kool & The Gang’s classic “Summer Madness.” It even shows off some bars on a joint that’s sure to be a solid addition to your . . .

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Honorable Mentions 107: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Been gone for a minute, now we’re back with the newness. Feels like we’ve been MIA for an eternity, I know, I know. But, fear not, young music connoisseur, Honorable Mentions has returned. We’re in the thick of summer. That means your farmer’s tans should be popping, festivals should be enjoyed, and plates-on-plates-on-plates of the . . .

Honorable Mentions 106: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Ladies and gents, ‘ripped the packaging off the CD’ weather is finally here. Unfortunately, CDs aren’t what they used to be but, you get the point. Weather’s finally getting it’s life together, sun is shining in my part of town, Hov is rapping again, and I’m back with more music. What more could you ask . . .

Honorable Mentions 105: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Honorable Mentions was gone for a week but we’re back. New week, less suck. Even though this east coast weather hasn’t quite caught up yet, we’re halfway through the month of May already. My mother always said your life flashes by post-college but come on, son. June is upon us and I don’t even have . . .

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Honorable Mentions 104: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Back at it again. Fresh off an AM family weekend full of karaoke, broccoli, and grits with Honorable Mentions 104. These submissions are officially getting better and better as the weeks roll by. It’s getting tough to keep this playlist short and sweet. There is so much jiggy hidden talent out there and I’m happy I . . .

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Honorable Mentions 103: a weekly playlist of the best music you’ve tweeted us

It’s safe to say we’re back at it again. Your Social Media A&R/designer/hair guru here, coming to you live from behind a screaming baby on a Southwest flight with Honorable Mentions 103. We’ve officially been at this for four weeks now. Four flame-emoji-worthy playlists of the best of our email submissions, Twitter mentions, and ‘ooh, I . . .

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Honorable Mentions 102: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Week 3. Getting used to us now? So, here we are on the cusp of Drake–Beyonce-Whoever Else frenzy. I know you feel it. Have no fear, we’re back with another week of fresh new voices and hidden gems to give you a nice break from the norm. Keep tweeting over your newness, your shy homie’s . . .

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Honorable Mentions 101: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Another week, another edition of #HonorableMentions. Hope you enjoyed last week’s tunes. This week though? You’re in for some jams. I’ve been digging through all of the mentions and emails, and styles upon styles upon styles is what you all are hitting us with. Keep going! Tweet us at @ArtistManifesto with your newness, your best, your . . .

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Honorable Mentions 100: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

As a distant cousin of the Artistic Manifesto family, I’ve seen firsthand how crazy running a site can be. It’s not all 30-second write-ups, press passes, and sharing candy and stuff. Social media plays a huge part in how the AM squad runs their day-to-day operation. Averaging over 40-some-odd tweets a day also means your mentions . . .