Vote For The Best XXL Cover of 2006 [DAY 7]

It’s week two of XXL’s look back on our decade of dominance as we reflect on all the covers we’ve done over the past 10 years. Throughout the years, various staffers have chimed in on which was the best XXL cover and for the first time we’re bringing you, the reader, into the discussion with a special online ballot.

Last week we began posting the covers year-by-year so you can vote for the Best XXL Cover from the past decade. We’ll continue putting up all the covers from a different year (2000 to 2009) until this Friday (Jan. 15), when we’ll start tallying the votes to determine the top 10 fan favorites by year.

Then, next week we’ll kick off a second round of voting that’ll run from Jan. 18 – Jan. 21 to find out which one will be crowned the Best XXL Cover of the Millennium. You can only vote for one cover a day, but feel free to come back to vote again for your favorites from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The Best XXL Cover of the Millennium will be announced on Friday, January 22.

Without further ado, the 2006 XXL cover nominees are…

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  • katt

    all relatively weak…

    i guess you go for the G-unit cover to Laugh at the rapper-retirement label

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Gotta represent for my homie Proof and D12.

  • von

    PULL ALL THEM GUNIT NIGGAS PANTS AN GIVE EM BACK SHOTS FAGGOTS ASS NIGGAS TALKN TO U SPIDER LOC ILL GIVE TO U ANYDAY SON A TOWN STAND UP FUCK TI TO THAT NIGGA LOOK LIKE HE WANT TO FUCK ILL LET HIM HIT U KNO WHAT IM SAYIN NIGGA FRESH OUT OF JAIL WIT OPEN ASS NIGGA

    • King G-Unit

      @von…nicca settle down with your chubed up cock. G-Unit was the squad to fuck with for 2005-2007. Mobb Deep, Olivia, Banks, Buck, Yayo, Hot Rod, even your in the closet lover Spider Loc were reppin 50 hard. Prodogy must be pissed since he got G-Unit tatted on his hand…dumb nicca. RIP PROOF

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    A lot of these covers are particularly special because the artists featured were figuring out where their careers were going after drastic changes in their lives, including tragedy. I am deciding between Game and D12. I’ll come back later to vote.

  • United

    My vote goes to D-12.RIP BIG PROOF

  • caino

    my vote goes to D-12 RIP Proof!!

    Tho the Shyne issue was a good’un

  • dockevoc

    damn this was a sorry year for covers

  • Enlightened

    I think that G-Unit cover is tight as hell. It’s easy to laugh at them now, but strictly off the look. All-black, deep roster. Tight. But ay…. titties is back after being missing from yesterday’s choices, so I gotta go with Kim. LOL

  • http://www.bboycult.com $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Covers became wack juice over the years…went with Cam…nice PETA fur going on there…

  • http://-- gaddic

    G-unit was cool
    that d12 cover is decent
    Get’s my vote

  • mizah

    rapaint pop music stop voting for pussies!!
    how could 50 cent and those guys, all shit rappers geta vote before Jay Z, one of the g.o.a.t. And if you liked the whole crew thing you got d12 on the death of proof, one of the biggest factors of eminem’s career…..

  • ?

    Woah that is so disrespectful. How the fuck did ya’ll vote G unit over that D12 cover? That was paying tribute to Proof…idiots

  • http://www.xxl.mag.com jaymack1000RR

    Please stop with the covers, who the fuck cares!!!!!

  • Rockcity

    Since like 04 none of these covers are genuine or original or creative, they all jus sit or stand n some stiff pose with a fake ass mean look on their fuckin faces. . . like in order to be a successful magazine at lease make the covers somewhat creatve damn. . . ne who my vote is for D12. . . I still remember when proof died shit was tragic. . .

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    i really liked the busta cover holding his cut-off dreads. thought that was pretty artsy.

  • Gift

    wUTS UP? THAT REASONABLE DOUBT ANNIVERSARY ISSUE WAS OFF THE CHAIN. THAT G-UNIT WAS COOL, BUT THE ARTICLES SUCKED, AND i DON’T FUCK WIT THEM NIGGAS CEPT FOR BUCK AND BANKS. REAL TALK

  • GregSIDE

    The Busta cover was the best look but I’m givin’ it to the D12 cover. D12>G-Unit. Might not have said it at the time but hindsight is 20/20. The Shyne one had just waaaay to much hype. I love Shyne but afterwards it just looks like they were cashin in on the Godfather Buried Alive and rumors of him getting out. By the way when is the man getting out. If u do the math hes did his time, but u know the “Justice” system… that reminds me though… FUCK PUFFY! Anyways.. Rest in peace Big Proof

    • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

      What it do GregSIDE?

      Shyne’s already out, but they made him leave the country (Barbados?). He’s working in the studio right now. Can’t wait!!

  • latino heat

    voted for G Unit. just because at the time it really looked like they were gonna take over the industry for real. who would’ve guessed by the end of 2006 it would pretty much be over. Banks and Mobb flopped that year. although i still think Rotten Apple was hot. Mase, Oliver, i mean Olivia and M.O.P. all dropped from the label without even releasing a album on the label.

    i agree that artistically Busta was the best cover of the year and almost got my vote.

    R.I.P. to Proof and i’m glad he got a cover when he died, but let’s keep it real people, besides Em and Proof there is NO talent in D-12.

    h.m. to the Reasonable Doubt cover.

    smh @ the Pac stans that keep voting for him EVERY year.

    • King Don G-Unit

      @Latina Heat…nicca you wacked…in the 2005 covers you say 50 was less relevant that Cam’ron and Wayne in 2005 the year 17 million coppies of The Massacre were sold now you saying that G-Unit was over after 2006?! Nicca what about CURITS? Sold over a milli in some shitty times. Rotten Apple sold over a milli as well? Siding with Busta?! WTF?! Nicca you making me blush with your stupidity.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    You are stupid Eminem, Kuniva, Swift, Proof, Kon Artis then Bizzarre thats how the talent in D12 goes from best to worst.

  • http://xxlmag.com REAL Nigga!!!

    @ Latino Heat Get off Cash Money’s Dick nigga!!!! U Just as BIG of a Stan and i ain’t one i’m Just kickin Facts 4 you nigga!!! so calm ur Punk ass down on that shit!!! and Plus Cash Money Album Sold Less Than 50 so WTF!!! and i definately Think Yayo isn’t Relevant anymore!!! but u Me and Everyone Knows 50 Cent is Relevant nigga and Yes “Musically” Maybe Not as Much as ‘03-’06 But Who has The same BUzz as They Came in? Young Jeezy doesn’t T.I. Doesn’t and EVEN Lil Wayne doesn’t!!!! so STFU!!!

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  • KiLLuMaNaTii

    EVERY COVER IN 06′ WAS POPPIN. I LIKE EM ALL. COULDN’T DECIDE.

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  • kay gee

    jeezy is da ish nigga

  • Games biggest fan nd jeezys tooo

    hey i love the game he is soo fuckkin awsome nd shyt like i love hisz music he makes sense nd i was really glad when he left g-unit cuz they wack nd shyt it was like the game was onlyy one making g-unit look goood mayne hahaha but yah FUCK G-UNIT itsz all about that G-UNOT niggahsz hahaha nd i also like jeezyy man he soo fuckin awsome as welll hahahah ssoo yah those are my favorite tooo xxl magsz man but yah later i love the game nd i love yung jeezy toooo nd yah also 2pac nd cameron nd t’i nd d12 there all goood except for those weak ass niggahszz g-unit but im wit gggg–uuunnnoottt