Eric "Bobo" Correa is the son of Latin jazz musician Willie Bobo. He began drumming at the age of four, and made his first public appearance at the age of five, performing on stage with his father.
When he was 15, his father died and he took over his Latin jazz band for a full year while still in high school. He attended C.S.U.L.A. for three years (1985-1988) and worked in the jazz studies of the music department and recorded on three critically acclaimed jazz LPs: We're Back, Diversions, and Monstrosity!. With a recommendation from a friend, he got an audition with the Beastie Boys and was accepted to join them on their national "Check Your Head" tour.
Correa ended up recording with the Beastie Boys for the albums Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. While on tour with the Beasties, Correa encountered Cypress Hill and joined the group as their percussionist for their world tours, splitting time between both groups.