MVRemix: What is going on with Ill Advised now? What is the status of the new album?
Maylay Sparks: I have no idea.
MVRemix: When making hip-hop songs, do you go into the studio with pre-written rhymes, lyrics, and themes or do you hear the beat first and write then and there?
Maylay Sparks: It depends, but usually the beat writes the song for me while we're recording.
MVRemix: Can you expand on the song ‘Al Dia’?
Maylay Sparks: It is Spanish for ‘To date’, and it's just a day in the life of Maylay Sparks.
MVRemix: Baby Blak is a member of Ill Advised. How would you say your rhyme-style or creative process is different from Baby Blak?
Maylay Sparks: Personally I can’t say for sure especially if he still smokes as much as I do.
MVRemix: How did you hook up with The Prunes?
Maylay Sparks: We met here in Denmark and have been recording every since.
MVRemix: Can you explain the song ‘The Suare’?
Maylay Sparks: It is exactly what the term means. Just a genuine good time with friends. Jamming!
MVRemix: Malik B of The Roots is on the song ‘Black Sheep’. How did you get involved with Malik B?
Maylay Sparks: The Roots are friends and inspiration so we clicked.
MVRemix: How is BBE & Rapster different from other labels?
Maylay Sparks: The fact that they cater to good music and not trends is the answer in a nut shell.
MVRemix: Are you still involved with B9000 Records? What happened?
Maylay Sparks: B9000 and the people are great. We just did the single thing, hopefully another is in the works or something.
MVRemix: What is your favorite part of your live show?
Maylay Sparks: The fans, when they are really feeling the music and vibe, but mostly when they know the material. It goes over a lot better. Also, if I’m not to intoxicated before a late performance. ‘Promoters, get me onstage early!’
MVRemix: How has your live show evolved?
Maylay Sparks: The fact that even though you still get the few minutes of stage-fright. Now, I have the sense of where I want to be on stage and who to focus on to draw good energy. Focus on the hype. Never try to work the unimpressed.
MVRemix: What song made you fall in love with hip-hop?
Maylay Sparks: Every hip-hop record made since ‘The Message’ Block parties. The title ‘M.C.’, and style was fresh to me. Plus, that got you the ladies.
MVRemix: How did you get the name Maylay Sparks? What does it mean?
Maylay Sparks: Baby Blak actually called me ‘Rah Maylay’ at first because I was total chaos and I spark a lot. So, Maylay Sparks it became.
MVRemix: What emcee/group would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Maylay Sparks: EPMD, Redman, Ol Dirty Bastard, Ghostface, and Raekwon too.