RBX - The RBX Files

RBX | The RBX Files | Long Beach | 1995 | CD Album

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Eric Dwayne Collins (born June 20, 1968) better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality Born Unknown"), is a former rapper and R&B singer 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 The 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.

Format: Digital Download MP3

Released: 1995

Record Label: Premiditated Records

Produced By: Greg Royal

Style: Gangsta, Hardcore

City: Long Beach

State: California

Area Code: 562


2InterludeBrother Minister A. Samad Muhammad00:30
4R.B.X.Slip Into Long Beach03:10
5R.B.X.The Edge04:31
6R.B.X.Rough Is The Texture04:32
7R.B.X., E'D' AmengBurn07:04
8R.B.X.Our Time Is Now03:34
9R.B.X.Feathers In The Wind04:15
10InterludeRec Dialec Introduction00:28
11R.B.X., D' Cipher, E'D' Ameng, Meticulous Mad 1Tundra04:47
13R.B.X.Mom's Are Cryin'04:00
14R.B.X.BMS On The Attack01:21
15R.B.X.Sounds Of Reality04:14
16Brother Minister A. Samad MuhammadArmageddon02:23
17R.B.X., Ganjah KAkebulan06:15
18R.B.X.Fightin' The Devil01:51
19R.B.X.No Time04:25
20OutroOur Time Is Now00:28
21R.B.X., E'D' AmengA.W.O.L. (Gregski Remix)04:56
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