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It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.

While Kanye and Drake teased and then confirmed a joint project, they are rumored to not be on the best of terms at the moment. Regardless, they both released notable solo hip-hop projects in 2016—but which of their albums is the best?

And don't forget to check out these other end of year debates:

Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?

NBA team of the year: Warriors or Cavs?

Alternative rock album of the year: 'Blackstar' or 'A Moon Shaped Pool'?

Pop vocal album of the year: 'Dangerous Woman' or 'Purpose'?

Adult contemporary album of the year: '25' or 'Illuminate'?

Trap song of the year: 'Black Beatles' or 'Panda'?

Country song of the year: 'H.O.L.Y.' or 'Humble and Kind'?

Rap rock song of the year: 'Heathens' or 'Sucker for Pain'?

Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sci-fi TV show of the year: 'Stranger Things' or 'Westworld'?

Dance-pop collaboration of the year: 'Cheap Thrills' or 'Side to Side'?

Electro-R&B song of the year: 'Starboy' or 'Pillowtalk'?

EDM song of the year: 'Closer' or 'This Is What You Came For'?

Woke anthem of the year: 'Formation' or 'Don't Touch My Hair'?

Adult contemporary song of the year: 'Love Yourself' or 'Treat You Better'?

Disco-pop song of the year: '24K Magic' or 'Can't Stop the Feeling!'?

Men's tennis player of the year: Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

Women's tennis player of the year: Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber?

MLB player of the year: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper?

NFL player of the year: Dak Prescott or Tom Brady?

Dancehall-pop song of the year: 'Work' or 'One Dance'?

NBA player of the year: LeBron James or Steph Curry?

Best animated movie of the year: 'Moana' or 'Zootopia'?

Girl group anthem of the year: 'Shout Out to My Ex' or 'Work from Home'?

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Drake might have won 2016. "Views" garnered him quite a few Grammy nominations—including the top award for Album of the Year. He blended dancehall, pop and R&B in his hip-hop sound. His latest effort is the second best-selling album of 2016 and hence, the top hip-hop/R&B and rap albums of the year. Drake also has hits like "Hotline Bling," "One Dance," "Too Good," "Pop Style" and "Controlla" to solidify all of this.

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Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" might not have any major pop hits. And it's not the best-selling album of 2016. Not even close. BUT it's one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of 2016. And many pop culture "best of 2016" lists rank "The Life of Pablo" above Drake's pop effort. 

Hip-hop doesn't have to translate into pop music. And since Yeezy's a tortured, creative genius—many critics and fans lauded his latest effort. The album is ranked on Complex's "Best of 2016" list at #4 and Rolling Stone's list at #2. Critics call "The Life of Pablo" messy and strange, but that's what actually makes it a masterpiece.

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Listen to "The Life of Pablo" below. 

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