Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
Record label: R.N.L.G.
Keelay & Zaire :: Ridin HighMyx Music LabelAuthor: Patrick TaylorThe title of bi-coastal producers Keelay & Zaire's debut album, "Ridin High," has several meanings. On one level, it refers to how the duo is feeling, like they are riding high and on the top of the world. They are riding high on hip hop, as the track "Addicts for Real" explains. They are also riding high in the literal sense, with a glove compartment full of weed and St.
Producer albums can easily turn into a wash aside from two or three hot tracks. The reason for that is that like an emcee who gathers a slew of beatmakers, the producer(s) can lose a sense of consistency with a revolving-door policy on who spits or sings on each track. Last year’s King of the Decks, from DJ Revolution, is a fine example of this. While the album as a whole succeeded in providing underground bangers, there were certain tracks that flirted with taking the ship down.