Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
kidojafam | Lafayette, LA United States | 03/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was one of many taking aim at the West Coast's powerhouse record company known as "Death Row" I initially heard Rbx on Dr. Dre's the "Chronic". He appeared on the posse cut "Lyrical Gangbang" as well as a few other tracks. His solo project presented more of the same gangsta inspired rhymes already witnessed on Dre's "The Chronic" but with a much deeper twist that I hadn't expected. Rbx's lyrical talent was already evident on Dre's solo project but he took it to another level on his solo debut. The track production is tight yet innovative (check out "Feathers in the Wind"). He refers to many topics throughout the album such as the coming of armmagedeon, peelin' busta's caps, his negative dealings with Death Row and the upliftment of the black mind state. The album shows Rbx's complex dilemma of being caught between his muslim pursuit of righteousness but having to deal with the ruthlessness of the streets. In a strange way it makes sense. It is a really good album if you are a fan of good west coast music. It is hard to find though."
X - Files
Carltouis Stevenson | Angeles Mesa, Los Angeles | 08/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After being heard on Dr. Dre's The Chronic, it was clear that RBX would be the next rapper / emcee from Long Beach to blow. After leaving Death Row, RBX released a strong debut entitled, The RBX Files. "A.W.O.L." tells his story of being on Death Row and the reason for leaving as he takes his trademark with him, "...I drop bombs like Hiroshima..." He gives it up to his native city with the bass-heavy, West Coast beat of "Slip Into Long Beach". The Narrator proves his skills throughout, but "Rough Is The Texture" displays X's mentality as a playful killer. "Feathers In The Wind" is the most up-beat song featured with a saxaphone over a bass guitar. Rec Dialec & E' D' Ameng featured on "Tundra" without RBX. With a reggae feel of "Mom's Are Cryin'" he give tales of growing up and how mothers feel about activities of their children. Into his religion of being Muslim, titles like "Akebulan" featuring Ganja K and "Fightin' The Devil" he displays his positions on society as well as on the interludes. All of the production is held down by Greg Royal with the exception of three that were produced by Dave Fogg. RBX showed how he lyrically gang-bang as a ghostwriter for Dr. Dre and this album proves it."
REMEMBER ME?........I DROP BOMBS LIKE HIROSHIMA!!
P. Glover | Chicago IL. | 06/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Damn!!!...This is one of those Cd's you just can't get enough of once you play it...You have to realize what level he is on though...He starts off with a couple of diss cuts on Death Row due to the reasons of his split from the label, then the album progressively gets tighter and tighter as he reveals his teachings and beliefs. I was knocked of my square when I first heard it and find myself bumping it over and over.
I can't speak for any of his following albums though, but this one, you will not regret!"