Posts Tagged ‘J-Treds’

Single Series: Company Flow

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Company Flow dropped their debut single in 1994 on Libra Records. The year after that they dropped EP, Funcrucher on Official Recordings which was followed with two more singles also dropped on Official Recordings, Infokill and Eight Steps To Perfection. Soon after they signed to Rawkus and in 1997 dropped their full-lengh debut Funcrusher Plus who instantly became widely recognized as an underground classic. The album was followed with two more singles, Blind and Fire In Which You Burn (recorded under the name Indelible MC’s [Company Flow, Juggaknots & J-Treds]). In 1998 they released one more single, End To End Burners, also on Rawkus.

All of those singles mentioned above you can download in the following post.


Juvenile Technique VLS (1994)

01. Juvenile Technique (Radio Edit)
02. Juvenile Technique (Instrumental)
03. Juvenile Technique (LP Version)
04. Juvenile Technique (Essentials Mix)

–>Download Juvenile Technique VLS<–

More singles after the break!


T.R.O.Y. Blog’s Guide To J-Treds

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
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. (more…)

Shawn J Period – Production Spotlight

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Shawn J Period was a dope mid-to-late 90s producer that hooked up beats for The Artifacts, Bush Babees, Mad Skillz, Mos Def, Black Star, J-Treds, etc. He became a born-again christian right around the turn of the century, and shortly thereafter, he disappeared from the hip hop scene. Here’s a two volume set of tracks that he produced between the years of 1996 and 1999. He also handled production for his group “Down South” between the years of 1994 and 1995, so I’m including a link for their “Lost In Brooklyn” LP. Be aware that his Down South era production style is drastically different from the sound that he provided between the years of 1996 and 1999.

Artifacts – 31 Bumrush

Artifacts – Art Of Facts

Artifacts – Break It Down

Artifacts – Return To Da Wrong Side

Artifacts – To Ya Chest

Artifacts – Where Ya Skillz At?

Artifacts – Who’s This

BCC – Illa Noyz

Bush Babees- God Complex

Bush Babees – Gravity Intro

Bush Babees- Melting Plastic

Heltah Skeltah – Place To Be

J Treds – Never Too Much

Mad Skillz – All In It

Mos Def, Q-Tip & Tash – Body Rock

Mos Def – Universal Magnetic

Mos Def – If You Can Huh…

Wizdom Life – Fruits Of Labor

Download everything in one mediafire folder:

I have another 100 MB worth of Shawn J tracks that I left out of this, so if you’re looking for anything in particular, post a request in the comments section.

The aforementioned Down South LP:

Down South – Lost In Brooklyn (1994)

–Roy Johnson

J-Treds – Freestyle Spotlight

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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

–Roy Johnson

Backpacker Tapes Volume 2

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Backpacker Tapes V2 (1997-2000)
1. Dujeous – Cinematics Intro
2. J-Live – Them That’s Not
3. Grap Luva – Touch The Sky
4. Unspoken Heard – It’s About Time
5. J-Treds – Make It Happen
6. K-Otix – Take My Life
7. Foreign Legion – Underground
8. L-Fudge – Show Me Your Gratitude
9. Masterminds – The Wild Side
10. Mr. Lif – The Nothing
11. Styles Of Beyond – Styles Of Beyond
12. Third Sight – Rhymes Like A Scientist
13. Pep Love – Trinity Lost
14. Rusty P’s – Prototype RPCP
15. Atmosphere – God’s Bathroom Floor
16. Blackalicious – If I May
17. Dujeous – Breathtaking


Dujeous – Cinematics Intro

Grap Luva – Touch The Sky

J-Treds – Make It Happen

K-Otix – Take My Life

Dujeous – Breathtaking

–Roy Johnson

Backpacker Tapes Volume 1

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Backpacker Tapes V1 (1997-2000)
1. Wee Bee Foolish – Tiger Boogs
2. J-Live, Asheru & Grap Luva – Trackrunners
3. J-Treds, Yeshua & Pumpkinhead – Truly Gifted Ones
4. Siah – Repetition
5. K-Otix – Falling Behind
6. Basement Khemists – Petrified
7. Last Emperor – The Dozen
8. Styles Of Beyond – Endangered Part II
9. Masterminds – I’m Talented
10. Edan – The E’s Have It
11. L-Fudge – Liquid
12. Chali 2na – Cut Chemist Suite (Remix)
13. Sound Providers – The Field
14. Reflection Eternal – 2000 Seasons
15. Dujeous – The Future
16. Blackalicious – Shallow Days
17. Mr. Lif – I Am Myself


Wee Bee Foolish – Tiger Boogs

J-Live, Asheru & Grap Luva – Trackrunners

K-Otix – Falling Behind

Last Emperor – The Dozen

Dujeous – The Future

–Roy Johnson

Echo Mixtapes Volumes 1 and 6

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

As promised,we now bring you volumes 1 and 6 of the renowned Echo Lyricist Lounge Mix Tapes. If you haven’t checked any of this series out yet,you really should. There are mad rare cuts from known as well as unknown artists.
Download Volume 1 here

Download Volume 6 here

And again,thanks to DULLAH and CharlieManson(cms) at Phila for digging these up and sharing them with us all –Verge

The Fondle ‘Em Collection

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

1. FE001: Godfather Don & Kool Keith, The Cenubites EP

Props to all contributors that made this happen at


Droppin’ Gems Pt. 2

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Here are some more goodies from our T.R.O.Y. message board. Make sure you’re checkin’ us out daily because we’re going to continue to drop shit 7 days a week. You can now subscribe for T.R.O.Y. updates as well.

Shouts to godmc, shinobi, drizzle, Jaz, Alaska, Lyrical Gymnastics, CharlieManson & kimani all holding it down for T.R.O.Y.

J-Treds – Recognize feat. El-P
J-Treds – Piece of Mind (Demo Mix)
Fierce – Crab b/w Come Close
Mind Space – Life Is Foul
L-Fudge – What If
L-Fudge – Realise feat. J-Live
Unsung Heroes – A Changed Man feat. L-Fudge
J-Live – What Would You Do feat. Mr. Complex & L-Fudge

Unsung Heroes – Dummy feat. J-Live & L-Fudge
Network Reps – Collabo feat. Tru Persona, L-Fudge & Mike Zoot
Mike Zoot – Service (Remix)

Raidermen – Stragedy feat. Natural Elements & Mike Zoot

Peace to True King for this Mike Zoot compilation

01 Mike Zoot – Service.mp3
03 Mike Zoot – Urban Harvest.mp3
04 Mike Zoot f. FT – Oh Yeah.mp3
05 Mike Zoot – All in My Own.mp3
06 Mike Zoot f. Various – Dos Collab.mp3
08 Mike Zoot f. Various – Nobody.mp3
09 Mike Zoot – Chessbumpin’.mp3
10 Mike Zoot f. Labba – Spread Love.mp3
11 Mike Zoot – Live & Stink.mp3
12 Mike Zoot f. Various – Frontline.mp3
13 Mike Zoot – Massive.mp3
14 Mike Zoot f. FT – Hoes & Dough.mp3
15 Mike Zoot – Scene.mp3
16 Mike Zoot f. Tek – Midnite Run.mp3
17 Mike Zoot f. El Da Sensai – Inter.mp3
18 Mike Zoot f. Royal Flush – The Tu.mp3
19 Mike Zoot – World Renown f. Vario.mp3