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MADLines, “The Weapon”

​Dub beats from Dyme Def’s BeanOne has MADLines changing styles from roots reggae to straight rhyme spitting on her latest single. From the Oakland-via-Seattle emcee’s new Bandcamp release Love Child.

posted: April 9th, 2014, 11:03pm



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