Now that we've run down the most anticipated albums of 2016, we're obliged to make a few predictions regarding rap rivalries and crew politics in 2016. Which clique is the strongest? Who's on the upswing, and who's falling off? Will Birdman and Weezy really reconcile long enough for us to finally hear the quite possibly catastrophic Carter V, which will make or break the logic and reputation of YMCMB? Who's even signed to G.O.O.D. Music these days? And where the hell is ScHoolboy Q? (Editor's Note: It's cool. We found him.)

My fellow Americans, we present the state of hip-hop in 2016.