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Ask a Juggalo: What does the little hatchet guy symbol mean?

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Q: What does the little hatchet guy symbol mean?

A: First off, he's not a hatchet guy, he is a hatchetman, and he is the symbol for Psychopathic Records and its artists, though most feel it's just the symbol of the Insane Clown Posse. It is a symbol of loyalty, and looking out for the family, and artists on the label cutting down anything that gets in the way as they run beneath the streets.

Originally, Psychopathic Records was going to be called Mad Paperboy Records. And the hatchetman was originally a crazy paperboy. It started out when ICP member Shaggy 2 Dope did a quick sketch [on] a napkin of this crazy paperboy that used to deliver papers in the hood, carrying the cleaver around, showing he was mad crazy. They decided to name him the hatchetman. It's a great symbol for ICP, the record label, and Juggalos in general, because he's always running, with his hatchet held high almost as a salute, and moving forward toward the future, never running backwards, cutting things down that get in the way, always making epic things happen. That's why, to me, presenting a Juggalo with a hatchet or a hatchetman charm is the highest honor a Juggalo can bestow on a fellow family member. I've only given out five in my life.

Will Sigler is a 36-year-old Juggalo, former Marine, and longtime ICP fan who works at Psychopathic Records. Send your questions to AskAJuggalo@metrotimes.com

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