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This article is about the singer. For the CPU register, see RBX register.
Birth name Eric Dwayne Collins
Also known as The Narrator
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992-present
Labels Death Row Records
Premeditated/Warner Bros. Records
Aftermath/Interscope/MCA Records
Doggystyle Records
Website Official Website RBX on Myspace

Eric Dwayne Collins better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality Born Unknown"), is an American rapper and R&B singer from Long Beach, California.

Early life and education[edit]

Contrary to popular belief, Collins is not related to funk legend Bootsy Collins, although the two are close friends.[1]


Death Row Records[edit]

RBX joined Death Row Records in 1992 with his cousins Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound.[2] 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.

Aftermath Entertainment[edit]

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.


He is currently unsigned having been most recently signed to Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle Records, along with many fellow ex-Death Row Records artists such as Tha Dogg Pound, Bad Azz, Lady Of Rage, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Tray Dee, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger and Soopafly.

RBX was featured in the film Rhyme and Punishment a 2011 documentary that chronicles hip hop artists who spent time in jail.

Currently part of the group called N'Matez, along with Daz, Kurupt, and Lady of Rage.




  • 2009: X2 : Digital Kush
  • 2011: X3 : Calm Before The Storm
  • 2012: X4 : Water For Sharks
  • 2014: X5 : Immortal Instamentalz (The New Bloccmixx)


Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"The Day The Nigga Took Over"[3] 1992 Dr. Dre, Dat Nigga Daz, Snoop Doggy Dogg The Chronic
"Lyrical Gang Bang"[3] Dr. Dre, Kurupt, The Lady of Rage
"Stranded on Death Row"[3] Dr. Dre, Bushwick Bill, Kurupt, Snoop Doggy Dogg, The Lady of Rage
"Serial Killa" 1993 Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, The D.O.C. Doggystyle
"East Coast/West Coast Killas" 1996 Nas, B-Real, KRS-One (as Group Therapy) Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath
"Blunt Time"
"So Watcha Want" 1998 MC Ren, Snoop Dogg Ruthless for Life
"Bustaz" Lil' C-Style, Legacy, Tray Deee C-Style Presents 19th Street LBC Compilation
"Ten Steps and Draw" 1999 Q'sta The Don, BG Knocc Out Finer Things
"Flip Side" Silva Satin Escape From Death Row
"Gangsta Love" Warren G, Nate Dogg, Kurupt I Want It All
"Trouble" 2000 Daddy V, Nate Dogg, E-White
"Souljas" 504 Boyz, Snoop Dogg Goodfellas
"Remember Me" Eminem, Sticky Fingaz The Marshall Mathers LP
"Dipp Wit Me" 2001 DPG Dillinger & Young Gotti
"Remember Me (Remix)" Eminem, Sticky Fingaz Shady Lane : Remix Album
"Legend Of Jimmy Bones" Snoop Dogg, MC Ren Bones
"Dogghouse In Your Mouth" Tha Eastsidaz, Suga Free, Soopafly, Kurupt, Ruff Dogg, King Lou, Mixmaster Spade Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
"Doin' It Bigg 2002 E-White Snoop Dogg Presents... Doggy Style Allstars Vol. 1
"The Strong Will Eat The Weak" Snoop Dogg, Kokane
"Light That Shit Up" Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, Kokane
"Not Like It Was" Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, E-White, Kokane, Latoya Williams
"Batman & Robin" Snoop Dogg, The Lady of Rage Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss
"My Nine" Daddy V, Squeak Ru Compton OG
"Ortiz Anthem" Fieldy's Dreams Rock'n Roll Gangster
"Do What You Feel" Fieldy's Dreams, Polarbear
"Picasso" 2003 Myka Nyne A Work In Progress
"XJ9" Myka Nyne, Brother J
"We Came Here 2 Ride" Warren G True Crime: Streets of LA (Soundtrack)
"Stand Up" 2004 Tony Smallz Smoke In Tha City
"The Line" Metrocross WestCoast Offense Vol. 1
"Gun Down" Daddy V OGTV: The Soundtrack
"Don't Lokk At Nann Nigga !" Lil Half Dead, Depp, Tripp Locc, Young Sagg, Tek Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Vol. 1
"DPG Life"
"A.D.I.D.A.C." Snoop Dogg, Bishop Don Juan, Lil' ½ Dead, Bad Azz, E-White
"What You Desire" Snoop Dogg, Xzibit
"Murda" Snoop Dogg, Bad Azz Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Vol. 2
"Moet" E-White, Tripp Locc, Snoop Dogg Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Vol. 3
"Money" 2005 Bigg Steele Size Duz Matter
"I'm Broad" Coss Long Beach City Limits Vol. 1
"These Muthafuckaz" Snoop Dogg Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Vol. 4 : Sunday School
"Get You Done" The Brokerage Firm Tax Returns
"Notorious DPG" The Lady of Rage, Kurupt Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents...Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album
"Reprisal" 2006 Bigg Steele, Polar Bear Chronicles Of Big Steele Volume 2
"Killing Fields" Contribution X, Beretta 9, Hailoe Cobra Of The North
"Some Say" Contribution X, Monk
"Iron Hands" Contribution X, Monk, DJ Gloss
"Free" Up Above Records: Carving A New Standard Vol. 1
"Don't Sweat It" Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg Cali Iz Active
"Hard on a Hoe" Tha Dogg Pound, The Lady of Rage
"Need To Learn" Visionaries, Rakaa, Brother J, Yz, Sadat X We Are The Ones (We've Been Waiting For)
"What Does It Takes" 2007 Snoop Dogg, MC Eiht CT Experience: The DVD Files
"Ruff N Uff" Korn Rap Sessions
"Bucc 'Em Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg Dogg Chit
"Voodoo" X-Clan, Quazedelic Return From Mecca
"Set For Action" 2008 Doc Ce, Prodege Qualified Hustla
"Ten Steps and Draw" 2009 BG Knocc Out BG Knocc Out Presents... Tha Mixtape
"Ain't Nobody" Daddy V, Hobo OG Daddy V Presents Compton N Longbeach
"Wake Up" Daddy V, Att Will, Gangsta Dresta, Tha Chill
"Always Stay On Yoe Toes" Daddy V, Big2DaBoy, Keboe, KD
"Cool, I'm Wit It" Daddy V, Cuicide, Caviar
"My Hood" T-1 Mo Thug West Mixtape Vol. 2: Thug West
"City Lights"
"Mic Check" Young Trav, MC Eiht, CMW The Black & Brown Mixtape Vol. 1
"Freestyle" Big2DaBoy Dr. Dre Presents Detox Chronicles Vol. 2
"French Connect" 2010 Daddy V OG Daddy V Presents LA French Connection
"Everywhere I Go" 2011 Daddy V, Kokane, Tha Chill Tha Original Hustla
"Intro" 2012 Lil' ½ Dead Dead Serious
"I Love This Game" Lil' ½ Dead, Moe Z MD
"Dos Equis" Xzibit Napalm (album)


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  2. ^ "RBX Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
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