Comprised of rappers Baby Blak, Mr. Lish, and occasionally Rasheed (aka Maylay Sparks) the crew put out a number of 12'' in the mid-to-late 1990's on Quake City and later Eastern Conference Records.

Quake City is a label out of Philly. Ill Advised recorded two albums for them that were only released in Japan under the “Blue Dolphin” imprint. In the States Quake City Records released number of 12'' from the Ill-Advised crew, the first being obscure “Against the Grain/Kwestions/Through the Eye", the second being the college radio hit "N.A.M.E.S./Encore", and the last two the " Affairs" joint and another pressing with a remix featuring The Roots. Ill-Advised were also featured heavily on the first or second Eastern Conference Records 12'' with the songs "Captivating Cultivating", "All In Together Now" which featured Pauly Yams, and "Know A Little Nigga". Baby Blak is also featured on the original version of "Open Mic Night".

The crew fell off the map in 1999 when Mr. Lish went on a "judicial vacation" somewhere "up north". There were a lot of problems with Quake City Records. The problems for the crew only magnified with Eastern Conference Records. Milo Berger, aka DJ Might Mi aka DJ Mighty Bi, never paid Ill Advised a dime for anything. Word on the street (and straight from Baby Blak’s mouth in an interview with Elemtree) was that they took Mi by force to an ATM machine and “intimidated” him into draining his account for them on the spot. Also, Ill Advised affiliate Rahsheed is said to have thrown a stack of Eastern Conference 12'' into the Delaware River in the video for his track (and first release on Quake City Records) “Industry Party Bumrusha”.

Ill Advised has gotten their shit together somewhat as of late. Baby Blak put out a nice album in 2003 called Blak Is Back. Blak has also put out a lot of 12s with DJ Revolution. He’s also done a lot of work with hip hop legend DJ Jazzy Jeff. Lish is supposedly out of jail and the duo are currently preparing their American debut on BBE records.

Ill-Advised Discography Tracks


Ill-Advised - Can U Smell It album art Ill Advised* Can U Smell It (Album) Quake City Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CDZ5H1T0FF06 Ill-Advised - Born To Use Mics album art Rahsheed & Ill Advised* Rahsheed & Ill Advised* - Born To Use Mics(CD, Album) Chopped Herring Records CDZ5H1T0FF06 UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

QUAKE2 Ill-Advised - Through The Eye album art Ill Advised* Through The Eye(12") Quake City Records QUAKE2 US 1996 Sell This Version
Quake4 Ill-Advised - Names / Encore album art Ill Advised* Names / Encore(12", Pro) Quake City Records Quake4 US 1997 Sell This Version
Ill-Advised - album art Rahsheed & Ill Advised* Rahsheed & Ill Advised* - Quake City Records US 1998 Sell This Version
QUAKE6 Ill-Advised - Internal Affairs / (Remix) album art Rahsheed & Ill Advised* Rahsheed & Ill Advised* - Internal Affairs / (Remix)(12") Quake City Records QUAKE6 US 1999 Sell This Version
Ill-Advised - Born To Use Mics 1996-1998 EP album art Rahsheed & Ill Advised* Rahsheed & Ill Advised* - Born To Use Mics 1996-1998 EP (EP) Chopped Herring Records UK 2014 Sell This Version

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