Trying to guess what rapper will blow up in any given year is an impossible task. In addition to hard work and talent, there's an almost mind-blowingly complex web of fate, behind-the-scenes players and outright luck behind any seeming overnight success. If Drake never hears about Makonnen and hops on his song, are we talking about Makonnen today? If Big Sean doesn't meet Kanye that day is he famous now? Maybe, maybe not.
But that's not going to stop us from speculating! We sat down with the folks at Green-Label, tried to look into the future of the music industry, and picked ten rappers who we think have a good shot at becoming true household names this year. Hit that link below for our picks - and yes, we are standing by them. Who you got?