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Loewi

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:05:08 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Look at the top of the page. Looks like they really need people to sign up

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aeokq

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:07:29 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for aeokq   Click Here to Email aeokq
I get the same feeling. I click on the, "join ughh premier," tab and nothing happens.

When they start asking for donations you know they are in trouble.

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tippi dink

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:08:55 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
maybe i'd be willing to donate if they'd actually update the damn forums like they promised almost a year ago.

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5th point

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:12:39 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
what forums are yall gonna migrate to if it tanks?....tbh ive ordered nothing from ughh cause its always cheaper elsewhere...mabey ill start

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aeokq

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:13:15 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for aeokq   Click Here to Email aeokq
That anniversary show never happened either. I'm thinking Icon realized this business isn't profitable at all. People don't buy cds or hip hop related merchandise in 2017.

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dj rolo

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:16:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
aren't y'all still waiting on the ughh concert? lol

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Lit Jagger

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:18:05 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lit Jagger
Hopefully so, less faggotry on the net imo

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:20:56 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Been almost a year since Icon purchased the site. Didn't he say it takes a year or two to see how profitable, if any, the investment was. Unless they fucked up the sizing of that exclamation point, it doesn't look good.

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Dyme Secta

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:25:04 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Dyme Secta
Experiencing a few technical difficulties. The page is loading with a
large blue exclamation mark. The Help Support text is not formatted
and the buttons are not balanced.

Interesting to see if the update increases or reduces user engagement. Later.

- dymesecta

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Sp 90s

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:26:28 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Sp 90s

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POP KILL

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:29:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for POP KILL
Simma down yall..

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dyme secta

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:47:07 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dyme secta
Being able to donate in cryptocurrency would be interesting.
No prob break'n off a 10 buck gift card for cause. Later.

- dymesecta

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dR.prOf

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:54:37 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dR.prOf   Click Here to Email dR.prOf
Support ughh my doods

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iconthemicking (Admin) UGHH Artist

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:59:26 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for iconthemicking
LOL.

Things are definitely moving slower than I originally anticipated, but we are alive and well and have some new things that we're announcing in the next few days. I, personally, had to spend some time focusing on my main business so I haven't been able to push things along as fast as I'd like.

Really, we realized that the audience on the forum doesn't have much overlap with the people that actually buy stuff from the site anymore. So the banner is a reminder that we could be gone without your support and these are two ways y'all can support.

To address comments:

Forum Update



I did migrate the forum a few months ago. It was a pain in the balls because the forum you're on is a custom thing that Quest built in an obsolete scripting language.



...But it made the whole site super slow. So I've been working on it when I've had time. Frankly, the forum is a labor of love because as I said, a lot of the people that post here don't purchase from us.

Anniversary Show

It's still something we plan on doing. We just had a lot of difficulty building a strong lineup. We've even been kicking around the idea of doing a 20-date tour instead. Either way, it's still something we're planning to do.

Redesign/Rebrand/Replatform

Our primary focus right now is a redesign, rebrand and replatform of the site.

Here's a sneak peek at part of the new homepage. You can see the new logo in the upper left.



We had also had a big meeting today to talk about our plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So I'm excited about that as well.

We also just announced our Deadstock program to help rappers and labels get their extra inventory out of their basements.



And dyme secta, we do have a crypto thing in the works. Should be announcing that very soon as well.

Finally, we've only owned the place for 10 months. Relax. UGHH is gonna be here for a long time as long as people support it.

-MK

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Loewi

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:09:23 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Great news iCON! I admit I feel guilty for not purchasing anything from UGHH since last year, but maybe that Deadstock shall be an enticement. Who knows? You might get some gems on your hands

1 problem I have is that I can't view the store on my phone. It might be the McAfee that's blocking it, but I can't really comprise my security just to view the site

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iconthemicking (Admin) UGHH Artist

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:11:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for iconthemicking
Send me a screenshot of the error your phone is showing you to mike at ughh.com

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Loewi

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:12:12 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
P.S. You look like Donald Glover in that video. I remember when I thought you looked like Future

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:12:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Yo Icon your thoughts on getting UGHH exclusive distro deals for certain emcees/releases? Case in point are these smaller labels re-releasing rare/OOP 90's albums in a limited amount and them selling out quickly. Or Fifth Element getting exclusive rights to Nick Wiz Cellar Sounds 5. Obviously you have industry connections so, while that isn't going to keep the site afloat on it's own, it would increase sales for sure. Also back in the day UGHH, Sandbox, HipHopSite had bonus materials exclusive to their site. The Cage - For Your Box CD for example when you purchased Movies For The Blind. Maybe reincarnate the free giveaways which would attract more business to the store. More traffic even if they're coming for one release would undoubtedly lead to them buying more stuff as well.

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iconthemicking (Admin) UGHH Artist

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:15:14 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for iconthemicking
Clockworx - yep, we're working on releasing a lot of exclusive albums through Premier. We've 3 different underground legends that are about to sign on the dotted line. I'll make an announcement as soon as I can.

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Lit Jagger

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Location: They call it the underground because that's where dead things are buried
posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:25:26 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lit Jagger
Put an ignore function . I would like to see less threads and less faggots

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Loewi

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:27:22 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Yo iCON, what CD's of yours are in that box?

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iconthemicking (Admin) UGHH Artist

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:29:33 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for iconthemicking
That actually wasn't my box of stuff. It's Awar's. I actually don't have much deadstock of my own aside from Mike and the Fatman and few copies of Flavor Ade.

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dyme secta

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:38:59 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dyme secta
Straight to the top. Tight work. Later.

To_The_Top_1_1

- dymesecta

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dj rolo

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:09:44 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
oh snap, i still got my "For Your Box" CD that came with that purchase

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anti-stunna

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:19:17 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for anti-stunna
This is embarrassing fix that shit.

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Sp 90s

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posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:35:19 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Sp 90s
A tour would be so sick. East coast hasn't had a good one since rock the bells cancelled and people are thirsty for a new fest.




Those line ups were dope. Miss them shows a lot and wish they would return or a new fest would take their place.

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NoHeadlights

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00:48 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for NoHeadlights
Tippi

Nothing in the forum needs to be upgraded dork

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:35:26 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
RIP Access Hip Hop
RIP UGHH.com

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:36:44 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
Can't wait for the liquidation sale like last time.

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Bluestratoss

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:06:04 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Bluestratoss
It's clear that If iron micon got rid of 60% of you guys people might actually post here who buy music rather than getting ubused by trolls.

Admittedly I haven't purchased from the site before but that's just down to shipping rates to leatherhead, I am still interested in buying some ughh beads though if the price was made a bit more accessible?

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Paper Piff And Polo

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:18:08 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Paper Piff And Polo
Honestly the whole color scheme could use some Cam'Ron pink and a Bedazzler

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are u ready

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:34:28 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for are u ready
will mike the iconic king pull the dreaded bankruptcy catd like donald the dump trump did 19 times? stay tuned

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SC1989

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:06:36 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for SC1989
Start making UGHH porn videos
Fix Chrome
Low the posting to the UK
No need to worry ask Fahim for money as he will have 3 less fans if UGHH dies
Rolo can save it to as we all broke plebs who can not afford the godly works of Mach hummus

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dR.prOf

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 3:16:34 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dR.prOf   Click Here to Email dR.prOf
Get snubbed lit jagger

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 6:44:44 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
forum update looks great icon. hope sooner than later. but good stuff.

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no mask

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 6:46:45 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
i donated $5 just cause i use the site a lot. gotta show some support.

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eseph84

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:54:58 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
jfc am i the only one on the forum who actually buys from the site?


icon - how do i get a copy of mike and the fatman?

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eseph84

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 8:02:08 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
and ftr, people do still buy music

but i think this site is losing its business to (as much as i love it as an indy artist & a fan) to the bandcamp $ale

how many of yall have bought more from bandcamp (or direct from the artists than ughh these last few years? seriously).

like clock said, you're gonna have to draw them in with them food stamp mixxes and exclusive bonus tapes you can't get anywhere else

and i thought about the ughh premier, but i still don't know if it's worth it for me. i only make so many purchases a year (one every 2-3 months $50-100 each roughly) so for me to drop a couple extra hundo on top of the purchases i make i don't know if it's worth it for me. that's the way i've looked at that.

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POP KILL

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 8:34:29 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for POP KILL
I still purchase from here, this is my main spot to purchase Hip Hop vinyl, besides a few record stores in my area. Though i do buy a lot from bandcamp, but thats mainly where i get all my instrumental albums on cassette format from.

i can dig the new logo, not sure about the actual homepage though, just something ill have to get used to..

Im very interested in all thats predicted to come, especially the rebrand.

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Seme__one

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:08:22 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Seme__one
I have brought from UGHH but postage is now an issue

I buy a lot of physical format mainly Vinyl I would only pay high postage if I can't get it elsewhere I can't justify paying high postage unless the prices were really cheap compared to other sites or exclusive to a specific site

The question is does the forum drive traffic, raise the sites profile eg:make money, either indirectly or not. From a business perspective if its not making money then ditch it.

I think the ditching of buying physical format is the obvious problem, there will always be collectors but if you are excluding them outside the states then you are shrinking your target consumer, unfortunately postage rates are out of UGHH's hands.

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Phatbeets

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:22:46 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Phatbeets
Can you give ollie mod access for half a day and thereby self terminate this shit already

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88

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 10:40:45 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
i think icon has beef with me, because, when i was viewing the board while signed off, it was an exclamation point, but, as soon as i signed in as 88 and viewed the board, the image turned into:




wtf!

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dj rolo

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 10:52:24 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
lol SC1989...man you idolize me

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88

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 10:53:40 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
i would honestly donate for the cause, because ughh entertains me on a daily basis. however, i just bought a house, so the timing ain't good. sorry.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:07:23 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
the join ughh premier button doesn't even work, lol

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POP KILL

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:09:51 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for POP KILL
I support monthly even if i dont take advantage of the premier % off, i think its worth it.

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eseph84

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:53:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
oh it's 9.95 a month now? now for that price monthly i could rock with that.

i thought it was two hundo all up front, which i can't afford. 10 bucks a month, shoot i sneeze that daily at a small specialty pizza

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:55:19 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
I fucking mentioned monthly to Icon in the beginning. While he said it was a good idea, I never thought it got put in place.

I've moved on buying from UGHH for the most part. Oh well.

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eseph84

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:24:28 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
u dirty whore

who u sleepin with now nw?

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POP KILL

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:29:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for POP KILL
if im not mistaken, the monthly deal has been there from the start, i dont recall it ever being 200 bones, think its always been $100.. but yeah, whats 10 bucks a month, im cool with that.

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Lit Jagger

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Location: They call it the underground because that's where dead things are buried
posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:53:20 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lit Jagger
It's real tacky and you look like a thirsty POS when you have a begging ad that takes up half the page

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Mental Patient UGHH Artist

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posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:57:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Mental Patient
I will donate to this later this week.

All respects due to Icon.

Quick question Icon - will banner ads come back?

A long term vision of ughh.com being around by Jan 2019 I need to buy a banner advertisement at that time for a new album.

Let me know.

On another note, you have made some very innovative moves here.

I have a vision of ughh.com staying strong and profitable.

I send mad love your way! Lead the way fam!

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