Best XXL Cover of 2002 Ballot Thrown Out, Readers Must Revote

Now we know how Al Gore felt. Last week XXL opened the door for faithful readers to reflect on the past 10 years by allowing fans to vote online for the Best XXL Cover of the Millennium, but some have attempted to ruin that moment.

Following various reports of a “cheat code” being posted on a fan site message board that would allow readers to vote multiple times per day on XXL’s Best Cover of 2002 ballot, the magazine’s staff has investigated the complaint and rectified the situation.

With more than 10,000 votes tallied for the 2002 covers, there was no way to determine which were true ballots or potentially false ballots cast using the now inactive cheat code. Rather than disqualify any of the covers based on the actions of an overzealous fan(s), the XXL staff decided in the issue of all fairness to throw out all prior votes for the 2002 covers and reset the ballot.

With that said, fans can now recast their votes for 2002 with total confidence of no foul play or stuffed ballot boxes. Voters are allowed to vote once per day from now until the end of the workday Friday, January 15, when polls officially close.

Check back in on Monday, January 18 when the top 10 XXL covers will be unveiled and readers can then vote in the second round to determine the Best XXL Cover of the of the Millennium, which will be named Friday, January 22.

Feel free to continue voting again for your favorite covers from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

  • beaver

    gay.

  • Peter

    who cares everybody already knows the cover with em dre and 50 was the best one the mag ever had

    • http://yahoo.com BlackWallin

      yeah it was the best of 02 not of all time u fucking 50 dick rider

    • http://yahoo.com BlackWallin

      yeah it was the best of 02 not of all time u fucking 50 dick rider

      • Peter

        hahah shut the fuck up u faggot, i haven’t liked 50 since get rich all i am saying is that when it is all totaled that is the one that is going to win

  • DJ ALL DAY

    EXCUSE MY FRENCH BUT WHO REALLY GIVES A FUCK?? BY ME VOTING IS THIS GONNA STOP WORLD HUNGER? IS THIS GONNA SAVE THE PPL IN HAITI FROM THIS FUCKED UP EARTHQUAKE? PROBABLY NOT AND 4 SOME PPL 2 USE A “CHEAT CODE” SOUNDS REALLY LAME AND CHILDISH 2 ME AND THEN FINALLY WE WILL GET THE BEST COVER OF THE MILLENNIUM!! XXL U GUYS R FALLIN OFF THE MAP BAD! THE NEW YEAR HAS BEEN OVER WIT ITS JAN 13 RIGHT NOW DO SOMETHIN NEW TRY NEW ADVENTURES CUZ IM TELLIN U THE WAY THIS INTERNET SHIT IS GOIN NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES WILL B OBSOLETE WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YEARS AND U CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT ITS BEEN TIME 2 STEP THE GAME UP US AS A PPL REALLY NEED 2 GET OUR MINDS RIGHT AND UNPLUG HERE STOP GETTIN BRAINWASHED WIT THE BULLSHIT AND YES I DO MEAN ALL U EDITORS IM NOT HATING IM JUST STATING FACTS AND IM 100 PERCENT SURE NIGGAZ CAN FEEL ME ON THIS SO DO LIKE UR PRESIDENTS CAMPAIN SAID……CHANGE…AND NOT LIKE OBAMAS TYPE OF CHANGE I MEAN MY TYPE AND THE ONES WHO R DECEASED CHANGE (JIMI HENDRIX, MALCOM X, TUPAC SHAKUR, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, JFK ETC.)…..GET U MIND RIGHT FIRST THEN HELP URSELF AND OTHERS….1 LOVE ALWAYS KEEP THE PEACE….DJ A.D.

    • Uhhh…

      Is commenting on xxl gonna help the victims in Haiti?? I’m just asking…

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

    Wow them Bone Thug fans got the cheat code.

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    HA!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    *The cheat code is:

    Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, select, start

    But don’t tell anybody else.

    • DownSouth

      LMAO! That sounds like a code for Sonic or something.

      DOWN SOUTH!!!

      • Hussle’s Way

        you’re a LAME if you didnt know it was for CONTRA

        SMH… you must be a 90s baby

    • BIGNAT

      A,B,A,B GRANDS with the select start 2 players in this bitch. fuck a revote you people should be happened i voted the first time.

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Or maybe the code for “Contra.” Remember that shit??

  • brand-new

    that’s the code to contra, isn’t it? lol

  • I’s

    Cheat code?…haha..their was no damn cheat code….

  • latino heat

    hell yeah that’s the Contra code. that’s the most famous code ever.

    thanks for throwing those other votes out XXL. that was some straight bs they were pulling.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    My bad…didn’t see that y’all beat me to the Contra comment. Good call.

  • True thought

    Papoose should grace XXL mag one day. XXL needs to give credit where it’s due.

  • WHATS CraCCin

    ill never forget that Contra code lmao i loved my nintendo

  • GregSIDE

    That code called the Konami Code. It worked 4 almost every game they put out back then.