T.R.O.Y. Blog’s Guide To J-Treds

J-Treds’s material is fairly elusive, but once again the T.R.O.Y. forum comes to the rescue of completists. Over time, an impressive amount of his material has been compiled on the forum and here on the blog; we can never know for certain if the whole discography is respresented, but we’re now closer than we’ve ever been. Read more about J-Treds and get your grubby Indelibles-fiending mitts on some downloads after the jump.
A while back, our friend Kimani blessed us with “The Unstoppable Bootleg” (click to download):

1. Make It Happen 5:04

2. Freestyle (ft. Louis Logic) 3:46

3. Truly Gifted (ft. Cloudkickers, Yeshua, Pumpkinhead) 4:27

4. Indelible Mc’s (ft. Company Flow & Juggaknots) 6:14

5. Fondle Em Fossils (ft. MF DOOM, Breezly Brewin’, Q-Unique, Godfather Don) [El-P Version] 3:52

6. Praise Due 5:02

7. My Piece Of Mind 3:19

8. Never To Much 3:58

9. Praise Due (Remix) 5:13

10. Reconize (Shit Quality) (ft. El-P) 3:20

11. I Will Not Lose (ft. Ken Sport) 4:19

12. This Is What Im Made Of (ft. Ken Sport) 4:09

13. General Princible (ft. Louis Logic) 4:29

14. Seven (ft. Masterminds, El-P, J-Live, Mr. Complex, Shabaam Shadeeq) 4:53

15. Fondle Em Fossils (ft. MF DOOM, Breezly Brewin’, Q-Unique, Godfather Don) [DJ Eli Version) 4:19

16. NY2K (ft. The Ancients & El-P) 5:09

17. Weak Minds (ft. Hi Tech) 3:59

18. Recognize (ft. El-P) 3:31

Around the same time, Roy Johnson laced us with a bunch of J-Treds freestyles, which you can hear and download individually here.

More recently, Aleph brought us the following tracks:

J-Treds- CM Famalam freestyle 1999

J-Treds- Never Too Much (remix)

Verge then hit us off with the following track:

Dj Spinna ft_ Breez Brewin_ J Treds – Making Your Way

Much more recently, nythugism came through with some gems:

J-Treds live @ Wetlands in NYC.


J-Treds-All My Love


Our former staff writer Echo Leader had this to say about J-Treds, for those of you new to his material:

A one-time staple of the college radio circuit, loyal backpackers will no doubt also remember J-Treds as a CoFlow affiliate and one-time member of the Indelible MCs, a loose collective of NYC underground champions that included both Company Flow and Breeze Brewin of the Juggaknots … Treds first made his mark on the legendary Indelibles cut “The Fire In Which You Burn,” one of the many timeless joints from Company Flow’s seminal debut Funcrusher Plus. He later solidified his status as talent-of-note when he released his solo debut on Bobbito Garcia’s Fondle ‘Em imprint, the now-classic Make It Happen b/w Praise Due and continued to sustain a fairly decent buzz through his appearances on not only the Stretch & Bobbito radio show, but DJ Eli’s Nighttrain show on 89.1 FM. Throughout the end of the 90’s and into the 2000’s Treds would continue to record, showing up on random Mary Joy compilations and dropping guest verses seemingly at random…some say that Treds is simply taking an extended hiatus from recording, while others claim that the man has hung up the microphone for good due to lack of interest. Still others say that J-Treds is now a high school English teacher and simply no longer has time for the rap game.

Teamwork FTW.

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