It’s day three 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.

Over the course of the next two weeks (Jan. 4 to Jan. 15), you’ll have the chance to vote for the Best XXL Cover from the past decade. Each day we'll put up all the covers from a different year (2000 to 2009) until we've tallied the votes and have the top 10 fan favorites by year.

After that, we’ll kick off a second round of voting (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 the best cover of 2000 and 2001. The Best XXL Cover of the Millennium will be announced on Friday, January 22.

Without further ado, the 2002 XXL cover nominees are…

UPDATE: Due to reports of a cheat code being posted on a message board to vote more than once per day for the 2002 ballot, XXL has investigated the situation and fixed the potential problem to make that code inactive. In the interest of fairness, the XXL staff has decided to throw out ALL previous votes for this year and allowing readers to vote again for the 2002 ballot once per day until this Friday (January 15). We apologies for the actions of some overzealous fans, who opted to ruin this celebration for other fans.