I’ve always thought of J-Treds as one of the most underrated MCs from the late 90s NY hip hop scene. Not only did he rip shit on his solo releases and all of the Indelibles tracks, but he also blessed a good number of radio shows and mixtape DJs with top notch pre-written, improvisational freestyles.
I’ve assembled nine of his dopest radio show/mixtape appearances from the late 90s/early 00s. If you have a freestyle that isn’t listed here, please hit us up in the comments section. Also, if anyone has a picture of him, post a link. I have absolutely no idea what dude looks like, even though I probably have just about everything in his known discography.
First up, a 15 minute Night Train freestyle session. J simply murders this shit:
Night Train Freestyle Session
Next, a 7 minute freestyle session with the Juggaknots:
Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle Session
Some more Stretch & Bobbito segments:
J-Treds & Company Flow – Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle #1 (5 Minutes)
J-Treds & Company Flow – Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle #2
J-Treds – Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
Here’s some miscellaneous shit that came from freestyle sessions. I isolated the J-Treds segments.
Eddie Ill & DL Freestyle #1
Eddie Ill & DL Freestyle #2
Lyricist Lounge Freestyle
Unknown & Mek Freestyle