Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner and the Carolina Panthers will battle the Denver Broncos for the championship. Will Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, Luke Kuechly, Josh Norman and the Panthers finish their fairy tale-like season on top of the mountain as the best team in league? Or will Peyton Manning head to retirement as Super Bowl champion in his final game?

For weeks, experts, sports writers and everyone in between have been racking their brain to predict who will take home the Lombardi Trophy. The game should come down to the wire nonetheless. Denver features a potent offense and an even better defense. The 17–1 almost-perfect Panthers' offense is led by Cam Newton, who's in the running for the MVP trophy. The team also has a defense that has a Pro Bowl player at each level of their starting lineup.

If you go by ESPN's predictions, the Panthers are going to go home with some new hardware. Fifty-three of ESPN's staff of writers, editors, analysts, columnists and pundits predict the Panthers will win the big game with only 17 placing their money on the Broncos. So XXL reached out to 18 rappers, producers and execs to get hip-hop's take on who will win the big game this Sunday. Check out which team your favorite artist chose in the gallery above and enjoy Super Bowl 50 this Sunday (Feb. 7).

Super Bowl 50
When: Sun., Feb. 7 at 6:35 p.m. ET
Where: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
TV Channel: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn
Halftime show: Coldplay featuring Beyonce and Bruno Mars
Referee: Clete Blakeman

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