RBX

RBX

Biography

Eric Dwayne Collins (born June 20, 1968) better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality Born Unknown"), is a rapper from Long Beach, California. Contrary to popular belief, Collins is not related to funk legend Bootsy Collins, although the two are close friends.

RBX joined Death Row Records in 1992 with his cousins Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound. A former college student and retail manager, Collins wisely declined to sign blank contracts like his Death Row brethren and his tenure on the label would be brief but memorable. Having made commanding cameos on The Chronic in 1992 and Doggystyle in 1993, RBX left the label in 1994 and signed with the lesser known Premeditated Records. He released The RBX Files in 1995, his debut solo album that was produced by former Chronic production team member Greg "Gregski" Royal. The album abandoned the popular West coast G-Funk style in favor of a gritty, dungeon-like sound more associated with New York. The single "A.W.O.L." was an attack on Death Row, Suge Knight, Dre and others, with X comparing the dubious business practices there to the days of Ruthless Records, Jerry Heller, and Eazy-E.

In 1996 RBX visited Dr. Dre at home and apologized for his harsh words on record and in magazines, and immediately signed to Dre's new Aftermath label. He was featured on the 1996 compilation Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermath on the solo song "Blunt Time" and the group track "East Coast/West Coast Killaz" with KRS-One and Nas, with both songs produced by Dre. Lost in the infamous 1998 reshuffle of Aftermath, RBX once again went solo and released his follow up album No Mercy, No Remorse on an independent label in 1999. He did reappear with Aftermath to cameo on Eminem's second album in 2000.

Discography

RBX - The RBX Files

RBX - The RBX Files

Premeditated Records 1995
RBX - No Mercy - No Remorse / The X-Factor

RBX - No Mercy - No Remorse / The X-Factor

Street Solid 1999
RBX - Ripp Tha Game Bloody (Street Muzic)

RBX - Ripp Tha Game Bloody (Street Muzic)

Premeditated Records 2003
RBX - The Shining

RBX - The Shining

Premeditated Records 2004
RBX - Broken Silence

RBX - Broken Silence

Premeditated Records 2007
RBX - Westside Radio Vol. 18

RBX - Westside Radio Vol. 18

Premeditated Entertainment 2007
RBX - X3 - Calm Before The Storm

RBX - X3 - Calm Before The Storm

Premeditated Entertainment 2011
T-Dhurr & RBX - French Connection EP

T-Dhurr & RBX - French Connection EP

TriangularMarketProd, Premeditated 2014

Guest Appearances

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
  • Fuck With Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Interscope Records, Priority Records, Death Row Records 1992
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
  • Serial Killa

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Death Row Records 1993
MC Ren - Ruthless For Life
  • So Whatcha Want

MC Ren - Ruthless For Life

Ruthless Records, Epic 1998
Black A.G. - Paper Story
  • World Of Darkness

Black A.G. - Paper Story

Ruff Kut Entertainment 1998
Warren G - I Want It All
  • Gangsta Love

Warren G - I Want It All

Restless Records, G-Funk Music 1999
Da Nite Nyrs - The Story, The Struggle, The Legacy
  • Midnite Hour

Da Nite Nyrs - The Story, The Struggle, The Legacy

Midnite Terror Entertainment 1999
Master P Presents 504 Boyz - Goodfellas
  • Souljas

Master P Presents 504 Boyz - Goodfellas

No Limit Records 2000
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
  • Remember Me?

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 2000
Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
  • Dogghouse In Your Mouth

Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

The Orchard 2001
Sleepdank - Murder Book Author
  • End Of Days

Sleepdank - Murder Book Author

Sleeper Hold Records, Triple Crown Entertainment 2001
Sherm - Sherm Smoke
  • Watch Your Back

Sherm - Sherm Smoke

Dean's List 2001
D.P.G. - Dillinger & Young Gotti
  • Dipp Wit Me

D.P.G. - Dillinger & Young Gotti

DPG Recordz 2001
Bad Azz - Personal Business
  • When You See Me

Bad Azz - Personal Business

Priority Records 2001
Freestyle Fellowship - Temptations
  • Freestyle Fellowship

Freestyle Fellowship - Temptations

Ground Control Records 2001
Gentry & Mr. Kane - Gangstarock
  • Bang Your Head

Gentry & Mr. Kane - Gangstarock

Woodfella Records 2002
Fieldy's Dreams - Rock N Roll Gangster
  • Do What You Feel

Fieldy's Dreams - Rock N Roll Gangster

Epic 2002
Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$
  • Batman & Robin

Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$

Priority Records 2002
Daddy V - The Compton OG
  • My Nine

Daddy V - The Compton OG

Daddy V Records 2002
Joker Baby - Life Of A Watts Star
  • At Ezzz

Joker Baby - Life Of A Watts Star

War Baby Entertainment 2003
Myka Nyne - A Work In Progress
  • Picasso

Myka Nyne - A Work In Progress

M9 Ent. 2004
MC Eiht Presents Tony Smallz - Smoke In Tha City
  • Stand Up

MC Eiht Presents Tony Smallz - Smoke In Tha City

Factor House Records 2004
Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter
  • Money

Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter

Blockready Records 2005
The Brokerage Firm - Tax Returns
  • Get You Done

The Brokerage Firm - Tax Returns

Factor House Records 2005
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active
  • Don't Sweat It

Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Koch Records 2006
Visionaries - We Are The Ones (We've Been Waiting For)
  • Da Gooders

Visionaries - We Are The Ones (We've Been Waiting For)

Up Above Records 2006
Bigg Steele - Chronicles Of Bigg Steele Volume 2
  • Reprisal

Bigg Steele - Chronicles Of Bigg Steele Volume 2

Altered Ego 2006
LD & Ariano - A Thin Line
  • Father Time Is Ticking

LD & Ariano - A Thin Line

Technicali Sound 2006
Shorty - Short Stories
  • Buck Tha Devil 2005

Shorty - Short Stories

Bow Tie Entertainment 2006
Spiritual Thugs - Religion, Sports, Politics
  • Get Up 2 Get Down

Spiritual Thugs - Religion, Sports, Politics

Ghetto Platinum 2006
Contribution X - Cobra Of The North
  • Some Say

Contribution X - Cobra Of The North

Iron Mind Records 2007
X-Clan - Return From Mecca
  • Aragorn

X-Clan - Return From Mecca

Suburban Noize Records 2007
Hochii - Bullets Through The Speaker
  • Death Is A Bitch

Hochii - Bullets Through The Speaker

Technicali Sound 2007
Children Of Sin - Unyahlation Episode II
  • Thug Planet

Children Of Sin - Unyahlation Episode II

Thizz Entertainment, StrayAway Entertainment 2007
K9 - Independence Day
  • City Of Sets

K9 - Independence Day

Fulldeck Records 2007
Black Ice - Urban Legends
  • Street Sweeper

Black Ice - Urban Legends

Unlabeled Records 2008
Doc. Ce - Qualified Hustla
  • Set For Action

Doc. Ce - Qualified Hustla

Involved Entertainment 2008
Greenie - The Legend Of Chester Copperpot
  • Dip To Da Sco

Greenie - The Legend Of Chester Copperpot

Greenie 2008
Warren G - The G Files
  • Suicide

Warren G - The G Files

TTL Records 2009
Mr. Knightowl - Talk Is Cheap
  • Catch Me If You Can

Mr. Knightowl - Talk Is Cheap

The Glock Entertainment 2010
Tha Dogg Pound - 100 Wayz
  • Anotha Clip

Tha Dogg Pound - 100 Wayz

Felder Entertainment 2010
2 Scoop - It's About Time
  • Intro

2 Scoop - It's About Time

Scooped Up Entertainment 2010
Bossolo & Playa Hamm - The Boss Playa Project
  • Talk That

Bossolo & Playa Hamm - The Boss Playa Project

Bloc Hustle Inc. 2011
OG Daddy V - The Original Hustla
  • Everywhere I Go

OG Daddy V - The Original Hustla

Bigg Willie Records 2011
Ybe - Champion
  • Gravity

Ybe - Champion

Murdersquad Entertainment 2012
Xzibit - Napalm
  • I Came To Kill

Xzibit - Napalm

Open Bar Entertainment 2012
Tha Chill - Chillafornia
  • Introduction

Tha Chill - Chillafornia

Big Homie Music, Cycadelic Records 2012
Lil 1/2 Dead - Dead Serious
  • I Love This Game

Lil ½ Dead - Dead Serious

Cycadelic Records, 1/2 Tyme Records 2012
D-Dimes - Kush Life
  • Feel Me

D-Dimes - Kush Life

D-Dimes Music 2013
TC Bradshaw - B.A.N.G II (Being A Natural G)
  • Take Down

TC Bradshaw - B.A.N.G II (Being A Natural G)

G-Hood Music Group 2013
BadHabit - Community Of DPG'z
  • Hot In Killa Cali

Bad Habit - Community Of DPG'z

Thump Records (TH1) 2014
Kaos Brought - Str8 From LA
  • I Got

Kaos Brought - Str8 From LA

Sac Of Fonk Records 2015
Young Trav - Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
  • Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind

Young Trav - Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind

All Day Everyday Records 2016

Compilations

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part One)
  • Hi Power

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part One)

Bigtyme Recordz 1995
Dr. Dre Presents The Aftermath
  • Blunt Time

Various - Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 1996
Death Row - Greatest Hits
  • Stranded On Death Row

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1996
C-Style Presents 19th Street LBC Compilation
  • Bustaz

Various - C-Style Presents 19th Street LBC Compilation

19th Street Records, Noo Trybe Records 1998
Fakin' Da Funk - The Soundtrack
  • Heatmizer

Various - Fakin' Da Funk - The Soundtrack

Solid Discs Inc. 1998
Escape From Death Row
  • Flip Side

Various - Escape From Death Row

Private I Records 1999
Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack
  • Legend Of Jimmy Bones

Various - Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack

Priority Records 2001
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1
  • Bustaz

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1

DPG Recordz 2001
Doggy Style Allstars - Welcome To Tha House Vol. 1
  • Light That S**t Up (Endo)

Doggy Style Allstars - Welcome To Tha House Vol. 1

Doggy Style Records 2002
Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two
  • The Day The Niggaz Took Over

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two

Death Row Records, Ron Winter Productions 2003
Various - True Crime: Streets Of L.A.
  • What U Wanna Do

Various - True Crime: Streets Of L.A.

Koch Records 2003
Long Beach City Limits Vol. 1
  • I'm Broad

Various - Long Beach City Limits Vol. 1

The Perfection Label 2005
One Million Strong Vol. 2: Love Peace & War
  • Say It Loud

Various - One Million Strong Vol. 2: Love Peace & War

Bungalo Records 2005
Bigg Snoop Dogg Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album
  • Notorious DPG

Bigg Snoop Dogg - Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album

Koch Records 2005
Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest
  • Dipp Wit Me

Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest

Treacherous Records, Bungalo Records 2005
Various - Armageddon, The Prequal
  • We Got Styles

Various - Armageddon, The Prequal

Relic Entertainment 2005
Various - O.G. Daddy V Presents Mix Master Spade Tribute Album (A Compton Legend)
  • Drop

Various - O.G. Daddy V Presents Mix Master Spade Tribute Album (A Compton Legend)

Not On Label 2005
Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1
  • Down Wit Us

Various - Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1

Guerrilla Funk Recordings 2006
Various - Detox: The Album
  • Westside Story

Various - Detox: The Album

Indie Power, LLC 2008
OG Daddy V Presents Compton N Longbeach
  • Wake Up

Various - OG Daddy V Presents Compton N Longbeach

Bigg Willie Records 2009
Various - Married To The Game
  • Westside Story

Various - Married To The Game

Accel Music 2009
Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)
  • Wild Wild West

Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)

AE Family 2009
OG Daddy V Presents LA French Connect
  • French Connect

Various - OG Daddy V Presents LA French Connect

Bigg Willie Records 2010
Various - Dead Money Soundtrack
  • Cali Way

Various - Dead Money Soundtrack

Destination Worldwide 2012
Mac Dre All Stars Tribute
  • All Day Errday

Various - Mac Dre All Stars Tribute

Thizz Music, B4 And Afta Records 2013
Various - OneWest The MoveMent
  • Play At Ur Own Risk

Various - OneWest The MoveMent

CG Records 2013
Various - The Directors Cut
  • In My Own Mind

Various - The Directors Cut

Not On Label 2017