YBZ is the result of a fusion between The Yakoo Boyz and the singer/songwriter Cleo-Patra. The first release from The Yakoo Boyz, Pipe Dreamz, entered at #5 on the singles chart in The Record in 1995. It went on to reach #16 in The Record's national chart for top selling Canadian singles from 1975-1995. For the singles which followed, the creative team of The Yakoo Boys, consisting of Brad Ferringo and John Grenn, used various female vocalists to record their songs. These songs went on to appear on numerous dance compilations with much success.