Keelay & Zaire is a team-up between Kyle “Keelay” Pierce and Tim “Zaire” Lewis, two hip-hop manufacturers working on contrary sides from the continent. The duo originally fulfilled with an undergroundhiphop.com forum that pertained towards the art of earning beats. When John Fischer (J. Fish), another aspiring manufacturer who posted on the website often, invited these to turn out and create music in Pittsburgh, K&Z set up a connection and officially made a decision to make an record together. They came back to their particular studios (“Keelay” towards the Torta Range in California and “Zaire” to Singular Vibe Studios East in Virginia) and developed beats by sending them backwards and forwards online and increasing them in a Postal Program manner. The building blocks because of their first record was organized over another couple of years, in the off-hours of their time careers, as Zaire proved helpful as a Section of Defense service provider and Keelay proved helpful as an Details specialist for Wells Fargo. Once a blueprint because of their first record was mapped out, a surplus of emcees and vocalists had been procured to provide their voices to 16 bare-boned paths. Several studio periods and countless quick messages afterwards, a loosely conceptual record entitled Riding High premiered in Feb of 2009.