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The Friend Zone

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Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, Hey Fran Hey & Assanté explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain? Send inquiries and questions to: TheFriendZone@loudspeakersnetwork.com #TheFriendZone

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United States

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Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, Hey Fran Hey & Assanté explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain? Send inquiries and questions to: TheFriendZone@loudspeakersnetwork.com #TheFriendZone

Language:

English


Episodes

Santorini Photo Shoots

2/14/2024
This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901 Thank you to our Sponsors: Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up! Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:40:40

The Neighborhood Tech

2/7/2024
This week on #TheFriendZone, Assanté creeps out Fran and Dustin with a conversation about the new tech updates showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901 Black Business of the Week - First Black-Owned Paint Company https://www.clare.com Wellness Segment - Alvin Ailey Extension https://www.alvinailey.org/extension #ListensLately: Rachel Chinouriri - Never Need Me Rachel Chinouriri - Give Me A Reason SupahBadd - Myy Myy (Tonight) Icewear Vezzo - Class of 2024 Bry'Nt ft. Esquire - S.W.Y.M. (Whitty's Remix) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion Rhyan Douglass - Conversations Icewear Vezzo - Ain't Enough India Shawn - Deep Love Thank you to our Sponsors: Dipsea - For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/FRIEND Rocket Money - Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to www.rocketmoney.com/zone Follow us online: Twitter Facebook Patreon Discord Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:40:55

FUPS

1/31/2024
This week on #TheFriendZone, we have A LOT to cover. The hosts discuss the month’s Hot Topics. Vote for Dustin’s NAACP nomination for Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams here: https://vote.naacpimageawards.net/#Cat901 Black Business of the Week - Brown Girl Jane Perfume https://browngirljane.com Wellness Segment - Jasmine Crowe Houston vs the Decatur School System https://x.com/jasminecrowe/status/1749639490757353478?s=20 #ListensLately: La Mamá de la Mamá Destin Conrad ft. Alex Isley - Same Mistake CleoTrapa - Rockstar Gucci Mane ft. Rocko + Webbie - I Don't Love Her IceSpice - Think U The Shit (Fart) 4Fargo - She'll Be Ok Chance The Rapper - I Will Be Your (Black Star Line Freestyle) Thank you to our Sponsors: Squarespace - Go to www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app type FRIEND ZONE under PODCAST when you sign up! Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:51:55

Backpack Rapper

1/24/2024
This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss people losing their hard earned jobs, families and lives for discussing their political and religious beliefs publicly. How much would you be willing to lose to speak up? The hosts share their opposing views. Black Business of the Week - Diabetes Digital https://diabetesdigital.co Wellness Segment - Too Good To Go App https://www.toogoodtogo.com #ListensLately: Bilal - Soul Sista Bilal ft Jadakiss & Dr. Dre - Fast Lane Kash Doll & MDG - Power Twista - Overnight Celebrity 24kGoldn - Good Intentions Thank you to our Sponsors: Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://www.rocketmoney.com/zone Squarespace - Go to https://www.squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to https://www.squarespace.com/FRIENDZONE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Quince - Visit Quince.com and use code FRIEND for free shipping on your order. Nuuly - Visit www.nuuly.com and use code FRIEND20 to get $20 off your first month. HelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONEFREE with code FRIENDZONEFREE for one breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:09:36

Big Black Wins

1/17/2024
This week on #TheFriendZone - we’re back!!!! The hosts talk about their month off and tap into the pop culture topics they missed. #ListensLately: Kevin Gates - Yonce Freestyle (feat. Sexyy Red & B.G.) Thank you to our Sponsors: Squarespace - Head to https://www.squarespace.com/friendzone to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code friendzone. IXL - Our listeners can get an exclusive 20% off IXL membership when they sign up today at https://www.ixl.com/FRIENDZONE Nom Nom Nom - Go right now for 50% off your no-risk two week trial at https://www.nomnomnow.com/FRIENDZONE Betterhelp - Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/FRIENDZONE today to get 10% off your first month. Hinge - Manifest the dating experience you want this year. Download Hinge and find someone worth deleting the app for. Quince - That’s https://www.quince.com/FRIEND to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Nuuly - Just go to https://www.nuuly.com — that's Nuuly with two “U”s — and enter the code FRIEND20 and sign up to get $20 off your first month. Follow us online: Twitter Facebook Patreon Discord Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:44:00

I Wanna Thank Me - The 2023 Wrap-Up

12/13/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s the 2023 wrap-up. Our last episode of the year! We look back at the conversations we brought to the media landscape, reflect on the year as a whole and share our hopes for 2024. Black Business of the Week - https://www.target.com/b/scotch-porter/-/N-yish4 Thank you to our Sponsors: Apostrophe - We have a special deal for our audience: Get your first visit for only five dollars at https://www.apostrophe.com/FRIENDZONE when you use our code: FRIENDZONE. Quince - Go to https://www.quince.com/friend for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. AG1 - If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to https://drinkag1.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter Facebook Patreon Discord Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:23:04

Baddies Mesopotamia

12/6/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we tap into our #BibleStories. Listen to The Story of Abraham & Isaac. Black Business of the Week - Pair of Thieves (Basics) https://www.target.com/c/underwear-men-s-clothing/pair-of-thieves/-/N-4vr7vZ4yqev Wellness Segment - Rocket Money App https://www.rocketmoney.com #ListensLately: Amaarae - Reckless & Sweet RAYE ft. 070 Shake - Escapism Peezy - Rich Steppers Billie Eilish - Ocean Eyes (Astronomyy Remix) John Legend - Dreams The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky Teezo Touchdown, Fousheé - Sweet 41, Kyle Richh, Jenn Carter, TaTa, Dee Billz - Stomp Stomp Thank you to our Sponsors: AG1 - If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkag1.com/FRIENDZONE Lume - For a limited time, returning customers can get $5 off their next purchase of $30 or more too! Use code FRIEND at lumedeodorant.com ZocDoc - Find a top rated Doctor today at www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE Earnin - Type “Friend Zone” under PODCAST when you sign up at app.earnin.com Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:11:31

Holiday Hooch

11/29/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a Music Man episode! A look back at the year in music. Black Business of the Week - Play Pits Kid’s Deodorant https://www.target.com/b/play-pits/-/N-q643leeo0cg Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:21:51

Topanga

11/22/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Black Business of the Week - Made Whole by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/723861/made-whole-by-tiffany-the-budgetnista-aliche #ListensLately: Drake - You Broke My Heart Thank you to our Sponsors: Skylight Frame - To get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame just go to https://www.skylightframe.com/ZONE Hello Fresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONEFREE and use code FRIENDZONEFREE for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:43:40

Doo Doo Brown

11/15/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we talk not affording school lunch as kids, being embarrassed by thrifting, the unhoused communities in our neighborhoods and taxes. Black Business of the Week - Black Paper Party https://www.blackpaperparty.com Wellness Segment - Audiobooks are now available on Spotify Premium https://open.spotify.com #ListensLately: Nana Fofie - Troubling Cleo Sol - Things Will Get Better Cleo Sol - Desire Gangsta Boo ft DJ Paul & Juicy J - Where Dem Dollas At MC Lyte ft Xscape - Keep On, Keepin' On Rockell - In A Dream (Original Mix) Petey - Family of Six King George - Too Long Thank you to our Sponsors: AG1 - If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to https://drinkag1.com/FRIENDZONE Lume - For a limited time, returning customers can get $5 off their next purchase of $30 or more too! Use code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.com SCJ Glade - Glow up the Holidays with luxury scents at an every day price with Glade. Available at retailers Nationwide. Factor - Ready in just 2 minutes, no prep, no mess! Head to www.factor75.com/friend50 and use code friend 50 to get 50% off Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:12:55

Covenant Eyes

11/8/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Hot Topics. Black Business of the Week - Blood Sex Magic by Bri Luna - Creator of The Hoodwitch https://www.harpercollins.com/products/blood-sex-magic-bri-luna?variant=41001462562850 Wellness Segment - Class Pass https://classpass.com #ListensLately: Xavy Rusan - Wine & Spirits Shaba - U Are Jones ft/ Nardeydey - Around Miguel - Careless Whisper (Cover) Jeezy - Don't Cheat Gigi D'Agostino - L'amour Toujours Holuzi - Ideal Q - Hello Dawn Richard - Babe Ruth Thank you to our Sponsors: ZocDoc - Find a top rated Doctor today at https://www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE Boll & Branch - 25% off your first order with code FRIENDZONE at https://shop.bollandbranch.com/sheets?coupon_code=FRIENDZONE&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=FRIENDZONE Lume - $5 off Lume’s Starter Pack with code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.com Better Help - Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off your first month Glade - Glow up the Holidays with luxury scents at an every day price with Glade. Available at retailers nationwide. Skylight Frames - $15 off when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/ZONE Earnin - Type “Friend Zone” under PODCAST when you sign up at https://app.earnin.com Factor - Head to https://www.factor75.com/FRIEND50 and use code FRIEND50 to get 50% off Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:18:27

Mounds Don't

11/1/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we talk about unprofessional customer service. Black Business of the Week - Elle Olivia PJs https://www.target.com/b/elle-olivia/-/N-q643le95h07 Wellness Segment - Anima Mundi Herbals https://animamundiherbals.com Mountain Rose Herbs https://mountainroseherbs.com #ListensLately: Alex Isley, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper - I Left My Heart In Ladera Yebba - Waterfall (I Adore You) Destin Conrad - Outta Control Bell Biv Devoe - When Will I See You Smile Again Offset & Cardi B - Freaky Teedra Moses ft/ Raphael Saadiq - Take Me Stunna Girl - Courtesy Of A Rich Nigga Fundisha - Live The Life Jungle, Mood Talk - Don't Play Thank you to our Sponsors: Better Help - Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/FRIENDZONE to get 10% off your first month Glade - Glow up the Holidays with luxury scents at an every day price with Glade. Available at retailers nationwide. Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:33:44

Old As A Hill

10/25/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. Thank you to our Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target with Homecoming season and beyond at https://www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-founded-brands-at-target/-/N-q8v16 HelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/FRIENDZONEFREE and use code FRIENDZONEFREE for FREE breakfast for life. IXL Pop Culture - If you’re a parent, you want to be doing everything you can to set your child up for success in life – so make sure to check out IXL. IXL is an online learning program for kids. Use it on your computer, phone or tablet. IXL covers Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies through interactive practice problems from Pre-K to 12th grade. Listeners get 20% off IXL membership when they sign up today at https://www.ixl.com/FRIENDZONE Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:29:59

Bridge The Gap - A Bonus Episode Sponsored By Target

10/20/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we're bringing you a bonus episode sponsored by Target! In support of Season II of Illuminating Intersectionality, we discuss the "social distancing" and "othering" that can take place between Black Americans and Foreign Born Black people and how we bridge the gap. This episode is sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target with Homecoming season and beyond at www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-…-target/-/N-q8v16 Listen to Season II of Illuminating Intersectionality - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/illu…ty/id1711231987

Duration:00:36:34

And What I Know About You

10/18/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we wrap up our Crime Zone season. The mysterious whodunit murder of the Billionaire Sherman Family in Canada. Black Business of the Week - Black Woman Owned national Ice Cream brand socreamalicious.com Wellness Segment - Gaiatop Mini Portable Fan www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2P46F71?ref…duct_details&th=1 Thank you to our Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target with Homecoming season and beyond at www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-…-target/-/N-q8v16 ZocDoc - Find and book a top rated Doctor today at www.zocdoc.com/FRIENDZONE EarnIn - When you download the EarnIn app, type FRIEND ZONE under podcast when you sign up www.earnin.com Quince - Go to www.quince.com/FRIEND for free shipping and 365 day returns on your order. #ListensLately: Misha, Amber Navran, Jussi Halme - Question Sebastian Mikael, Flwr Chyld - Eucalpytus Goldlink, Khalid - Days Like This UGK - Murder Babyfxce E, RMC Mike, KrispyLife Kidd, Louie Ray - Flint Flow Hunxho - Your Friends Elhae, Xavier Omar - Favourite Bryson Tiller - You Got It Lay Bankz - Ick Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:13:23

A Sunken Disposition

10/11/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we’re back in our true crime bag. The Catfishing Case of Brian Hile. Black Business of the Week - https://www.neighborhood-grocery.com #ListensLately: Renee Rapp - Talk Too Much Arin Ray // Wait So Long Jorja Smith // Greatist Gift Josh K & Jeremih - All In My Head Tre Trax ft/ Latto - READY Lola Brooke - So DISRESPECTFUL Lil Tecca - Gist ATL Jacob - MF Problem Connie Diiamond, Jenn Carter - Ghetto & Ratchet Thank you to our Sponsors: Boll & Branch - Sleep better at night with Boll and Branch sheets. Get 15% off your first order when you use code FriendZone at https://shop.bollandbranch.com/sheets?coupon_code=FRIENDZONE&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=FRIENDZONE Lume - As a special offer for listeners, new customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.com Factor - Ready in just 2 minutes, no prep, no mess! Head to https://www.factor75.com/friend50 and use code friend 50 to get 50% off Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:40:31

Been Here Before

10/4/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we kick off Spooky Season! We talk reincarnation, near death experiences and children talking to their parents about past lives. Black Business of the Week - SUPLMNT https://suplmnt.com Wellness Segment - Red Light Therapy https://www.celluma.com #ListensLately: Kenyon Dixon ft. Alex Isley - & Then Some PJ Morton - Afrobeat Remix Aakosha Bentley - Mad Hoes Moneybagg Yo, Sexyy Red & CMG The Label - Big Dawg Selena - Como La Flor Jean Dawson, SZA - NO SZNS Philly Goats, PGS Spence, Armani White - Buckle Up (Remix) TOBi - ...Someone I Knew Thank you to our Sponsors: This episode was sponsored by Target - Lock in with Target this Homecoming season and beyond at https://www.target.com/c/black-owned-or-founded-brands-at-target/-/N-q8v16 Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:03:08:08

Selling Sunsets

9/27/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No Hot Button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourself. #ListensLately: Tyla - Water Kandi - Only For You 702 - I Still Love You Thank you to our Sponsors: LMNT - drinklmnt.com Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:23:49

The Saca I Trust

9/20/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss Emmanuel Nwude Odinigwe defrauding Banco Noroeste for $242 million. Black Business of the Week - Black Woman Owned Ride Share Service for Women https://www.heride.com Wellness Segment - Josie Maran Whipped Argan Pro-Retinol Eye Cream https://www.josiemaran.com/products/argan-retinol-hydrating-eye-cream #ListensLately: Xenia Manasseh - Soul Lovers Elmiene - Choose You DJ Maphorisa, Tyler ICU - Mnike BabyTron - Wake Tf Up Gucci Mane - There I Go (ft J Cole & Mike WiLL Made-It) Diddy & Mary J Blige - I Like Damo D.O.L.L.A. ft Lil Wayne - Da One Kila G - Higher Diddy ft Busta Rhymes, Dawn Richard, Kalenna - Deliver Me Thank you to our Sponsors: Boll & Branch - Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code FriendZone at https://shop.bollandbranch.com/sheets?coupon_code=FRIENDZONE&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=FRIENDZONE HelloFresh - Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/50friendzone and use code 50friendzone for 50% off plus free shipping! Pathword Psychics - Get a 10 minute psychic reading for just $2.00 on your first reading. Call 1-800-429-1316 and mention the promo code Friend Zone to get started. Follow us online: Twitter - twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:01:37:11

The Friend Contract

9/13/2023
This week on #TheFriendZone, we discuss pop culture topics that examine friendship dynamics. Wellness Segment - Missha Essence Sun Milk SPF 50 https://misshaus.com/products/all-around-safe-block-essence-sun-milk-spf50-pa-70ml?_pos=2&_sid=551ed44c9&_ss=r Thank you to our Sponsors: Lume - $5 off the Lume Starter Pack with code FRIEND at https://lumedeodorant.com LMNT - https://drinklmnt.com #ListensLately: New Cleo Sol Captain Hollywood Project - More and More Tee Grizley - IDGAF (ft Chris Brown + Mariah the Scientist) Patra - Scent of Attraction K-Rab Presents BHI - Dat Bubble Gum Stunna Girl ft Mozzy - Wake Dis Shit Up That Mexican OT ft Paul Wall & DRODi - Johnny Dang Follow us online: Twitter - www.twitter.com/friendzonepod Facebook - www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast Patreon - www.patreon.com/thefriendzonepodcast Discord - discord.gg/Jee2cwfAdz Have a GREAT day!

Duration:02:21:17