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    A.K. Paul

    We've seen the name A.K. Paul appear on credits and collaborations, but his first solo single has been a long time coming. Paul released only one song in 2016, but "Landcruisin'" is strong enough to warrant inclusion in this list. There's also the matter of The Paul Institute, a mysterious group started by A.K. and his brother Jai.

    We have yet to hear anything else from either Paul brother since "Landcruisin'" dropped in late March, but we have to assume there's more coming—it would be a cruel move to make all this noise, ask for everyone's phone number, and then release nothing.

    Even if that's the case, "Landcruisin'" is something special, a weird and wonderful slice of sassy guitar rock that proves that talent runs in the family.—Graham