Eric Dwayne Collins, better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality
Born Unknown"), is a 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 cameo's on The Chronic in 1992 and Doggystyle
in 1993, RBX left the label in 1994 and signed with 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 favour 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
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, 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 sophomore 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.
* 1995: The RBX Files
* 1999: No Mercy, No Remorse
* 2004: Ripp Tha Game Bloody: Street Muzic
* 2005: The Shining
* 2007: Broken Silence
* 2010: Concrete Criminalz (with Bigg Rocc)