a3895163992_10LA-based Magic Swimsuit, a crew of avid USC music students have just released their first EP, Everything We See. Check out two of their tunes, “P Crushin'” and “Looking Glass (ft. Emily Kocontes)” below.

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Screenshot 2015-08-15 22.45.53Talib Kweli’s sociopolitical awareness is evinced in his music and, starting in October of 2014 with the launch of the Ferguson Defense Fund, he raised over 100k in support of community programs of grassroots organizations in the city where Michael Brown was fatally shot a little over a year ago. Talib surprise-dropped his album Fuck The Money for free today, which is a patent critique of capitalism and materialism following in the fashion of his willingness to speak out on socially relevant topics, such as in this interview yesterday with Bill Maher. Enjoy this single, “He Said She Said” from the album below.

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mayerhawthorne2If you’re reading this thinking Mayer Hawthorne just released a brand new single, I am sorry to disappoint you. Regardless, Hawthorne recently posted this dope soul playlist, and I thought it was worth sharing. Enjoy!

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twinwithinToday the band Twin Within, consisting of Steve McKay and Alex Samaras, released their debut record Horizontal Lines. Check out the song “Bernie” below and the rest of the record here.

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Screenshot 2015-07-02 17.16.47Check out Statik Selektah’s newest of three singles off his upcoming album, Lucky 7, out July 7th. Statik has been working with a wide variety of artists on the album, including Joey Bada$$, Domo Genesis, and Talib Kweli. Enjoy “All You Need” below.

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thundercatThe Los Angeles bass wizard Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat has had an eventful year so far, being a part of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, as well as Kamasi Washington’s album The EpicNow he’s releasing his first solo material in two years. The album The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam dropped today. Check out “Them Changes” below and the rest of the album here

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theinternet2Odd Future member Syd Tha Kid and The Internet plan to release their latest album, Ego Death, on June 30th. In the meantime, check out the song “Special Affair” below.

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mosessumneyThe talented singer-songwriter Moses Sumney recently released a beautiful new single. Check out “Seeds” below as well as this dope video.

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kamasi“Re Run Home” is just one track off LA saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s newest album The Epic. It truly is an epic album, featuring artists like Thundercat and a thirty-two piece orchestra. Check out the rest of the music here.

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allenstoneIf you’re not pumped for Allen Stone’s new album, Radius (out May 26), you should be. Check out the song “Upside” below as well as a recorded live stream from the Capital Records rooftop here.

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