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Birth name

Eric Dwayne Collins


20 June 1968 (age 50)


Long Beach, California, U.S.


Hip hop


Rapper, singer

Years active



Death Row, Premeditated/Warner Bros., Aftermath/Interscope/MCA, Doggystyle

Associated acts

Daz Dillinger, Tha Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

Eric Dwayne Collins (born 20 June 1968), better known by his stage name RBX (an abbreviation of Reality Born X), is a rapper from Long Beach, California. He joined Death Row Records in 1992 with his cousins Snoop Dogg and Dat Nigga Daz. He made commanding cameos on Dr. Dre's 1992 album The Chronic and Snoop Dogg's 1993 album Doggystyle before leaving the label in 1994 and signing with Premeditated Records. On the label he released his debut album The RBX Files, and used a gritty New York sound instead of the West Coast G-funk style that he had previously used. The single "A.W.O.L." was an attack on Death Row Records, its CEO Suge Knight, Dr. Dre and others. 

In 1996, RBX apologised to Dr. Dre for his remarks about him on record and in magazines, and signed to his new Aftermath Entertainment label. He featured on the 1996 compilation album Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermath on the song "Blunt Time" and the group track "East Coast/West Coast Killaz" with KRS-One and Nas. During the 1998 reshuffle Aftermath, RBX went solo and released his second album No Mercy - No Remorse in 1999 on an independent label.

RBX was a member of the group N'Matez with Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and The Lady of Rage, but the group's intended debut album Stay of Execution is yet to be released. He was featured in the 2011 documentary Rhyme and Punishment, a film that documents hip hop artists who have spent time in jail. 


  • 1995: The RBX Files
  • 1999: No Mercy - No Remorse