It's that time again. With the year coming to a close, XXL will begin counting down to 2012 by celebrating the best of 2011. The year-end blow out is set to kick off on Monday December 12 through the new year.

Look for XXL to list the best songs, albums, mixtape and verses, among other music categories, in addition to breakdowns of the year's best fashion trends and Eye Candy's baddest chicks of 2011.

XXL also teamed up with DJ Holiday to release, Holiday Season: The Year in XXLence—a mixtape featuring some of the calendar's hottest tracks. The tape will premiere exclusively on xxlmag.com on Monday, December 19.—XXL Staff