RBL Posse

RBL Posse

RBL Posse

Biography

RBL Posse (short for Ruthless by Law) was a 1990s gangsta rap group from Hunters Point in San Francisco, California. Formed in 1991 by Black C (Christopher Matthews) and Mr. Cee (Kyle Church). Their first release, the self-produced "Don't Give Me No Bammer" came out on In-a-Minute Records. Two albums followed: A Lesson to Be Learned, and Ruthless by Law. In 1995 they produced a solo record by group member Hitman (Ricky Heard) called Solo Creep.

Their impressive sales for regional indie releases attracted interest from Atlantic Records subsidiary Big Beat, who signed the group. Before they could deliver an album, Mr. Cee was shot nine times and killed near his home on New Year's Day in 1996, on Harbor Road. This murder would set off a wave of retaliation killings in this section of the city.

Black C and Hitman filled the void created by Mr. Cee's absence with various producers, including Rick Rock and MC Eiht, and released An Eye for an Eye in 1997. Another Hitman solo record was released in 1999 and in 2000, RBL Posse released the double album Bootlegs & Bay Shit: The Resume. In May 2001, Hitman was wounded in the leg from gunshots. 2001's Hostile Takeover would prove to be the group's last album when, on February 3, 2003, Hitman was shot and killed while driving in the Hunters Point section of San Francisco. 

Black C has continued to release solo albums and RBL Posse-related material.

Discography

RBL Posse - A Lesson To Be Learned

RBL Posse - A Lesson To Be Learned

In-A-Minute Records 1992
RBL Posse - Ruthless By Law

RBL Posse - Ruthless By Law

In-A-Minute Records 1994
RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye

RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye

Big Beat 1997
RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)

RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)

Right Way Productions 2000
RBL Posse - Hostile Takeover

RBL Posse - Hostile Takeover

Right Way Productions 2001
RBL Posse - The Bong Show: Vol. 1

RBL Posse - The Bong Show: Vol. 1

The Rightway Productions 2014

Guest Appearances

I.M.P. - Back In The Days
  • Gangsta Shit

I.M.P. - Back In The Days

In-A-Minute Records 1993
Fly Mar - Ya Betta Ask Somebody
  • Big Fun

Fly Mar - Ya Betta Ask Somebody

Fly Records 1994
JT The Bigga Figga - Don't Stop 'Til We Major
  • The S.F.C.

JT The Bigga Figga - Don't Stop 'Til We Major

Get Low Recordz, Priority Records 1995
Big Mack - A Better Way
  • Reality Check

Big Mack - A Better Way

Fatt Sak Records 1995
Guce - Pure Pressure
  • Check Yo Self

Guce - Pure Pressure

Riot Records 1995
Fly Mar - A Savage & A Gentleman
  • Big Fun

Fly Mar - A Savage & A Gentleman

Another Fly World Records 2000
Young Jayda - Nonfiktion Vol. II
  • Ghetto Rebels

Young Jayda - Nonfiktion Vol. II

Goodfella Records 2001
Sean Cos & The Solid Smoke - Solid Smoke
  • Heat Of The Night (The City Remix)

Sean Cos & The Solid Smoke - Solid Smoke

Not On Label 2012

Compilations

Herm - Trying To Survive In The Ghetto
  • I Got My Nine (9mm)

Herm - Trying To Survive In The Ghetto

Black Power Productions 1993
Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz: Anotha Level Of The Game
  • Trying To Make A Dollar Out Of 15 Cents

Various - Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz: Anotha Level Of The Game

No Limit Records 1994
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin: The Best In Business
  • Time To Get My Serve

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin: The Best In Business

Shot Records 1995
Bay Area Playaz
  • Everyday

Various - Bay Area Playaz

Anonymous Records 1995
Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz II
  • Call It What You Want

Various - Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz II

No Limit Records 1997
Spread Yo' Hustle: Compilation Album
  • You Can't Hang

Various - "Spread Yo' Hustle"

Swerve Records 1997
Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I
  • Don't Gimme No Bammer Weed

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I

Bay Rider Entertainment 1997
Assassin - Armed-N-Dangerouz
  • Keep It Real

Assassin - Armed-N-Dangerouz

Life Or Death Records 1997
JT The Bigga Figga - Game Tight (The Greatest Hits)
  • The S.F.C.

JT The Bigga Figga - Game Tight (The Greatest Hits)

Get Low Recordz 1997
Herm - Solo Album
  • No Time For That

Herm - Solo Album

Black Power Productions 1998
50/50 Chances Compilation
  • Remember

Various - 50/50 Chances Compilation

K-N-R Entertainment 1998
3 Beam Circus
  • Contact

Various - 3 Beam Circus

Swerve Records 1998
4080 Compilation Album Volume II: Bay Luv
  • Fuck This Life

Various - 4080 Compilation Album Volume II: Bay Luv

Rusu Records 1998
Mob House: Gangsta Life Official
  • Reality

Various - Mob House: Gangsta Life Official

Mob House Records 1998
4080 Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits Vol. 1
  • Bounce To This

Various - 4080 Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Rusu Records 1998
Westside Riderz Vol. 1
  • Quote What I Wrote

Various - Westside Riderz Vol. 1

MobStyle Records 1998
Poetic-1 & D-Diggs - Sex, Drugs & Rap
  • Deep In The Game

Poetic-1 & D-Diggs - Sex, Drugs & Rap

Mobb Status Entertainment 1999
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits
  • Time To Get My Serve

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits

Shot Records 2000
Spice 1 Presents The Playa Rich Project
  • Art Of War

Various - Spice 1 Presents The Playa Rich Project

Mobb Status Entertainment, Thug World Entertainment 2000
Bay Area Playas 1: Fad Authentic Styles
  • Miz Me

Various - Bay Area Playas 1: Fad Authentic Styles

Snake Pit Records 2000
Cellski - The Collection
  • Bounce To This

Cellski - The Collection

Inner City Records 2000
Pandemonium
  • Pandemonium (Against Terrorism)

Various - Pandemonium

Snake Pit Records 2001
Bad Blood: Movie & Soundtrack
  • Some Shit You Can't Swallow

Various - Bad Blood: Movie & Soundtrack

Brown Power Records 2002
Herm - Back In Stride Again
  • No Time

Herm - Back In Stride Again

Black Power Productions 2002
JT The Bigga Figga Presents Dem Frisco Boyz Ain't No Punkz
  • The SFC

Various - JT The Bigga Figga Presents Dem Frisco Boyz Ain't No Punkz

Get Low Recordz, Home Team Entertainment 2002
Herm - We Made It Happen
  • Lay 'Em Down

Herm - We Made It Happen

Black Power Productions, Steady Stackin' Records 2002
Nard T. Presents Frisco Legends
  • Bounce To This

Various - Nard T. Presents Frisco Legends

Temple Entertainment 2002
Swervin Entertainment Presents Legendary Compilation Kingz
  • You Can't Hang

Various - Compilation Kingz

Swervin Entertainment 2002
Gangsta Rap Greatest Hits: Northwest Whoride
  • I Remember

Various - Gangsta Rap Greatest Hits: Northwest Whoride

F. U. Payme L.L.C. 2004
D.A.P. Presents T.C. & The Enhancer's Producer's Cuts
  • Mizz Me

Various - D.A.P. Presents T.C. & The Enhancer's Producer's Cuts

D.A.P. Productions, Bayview Productions 2005
Various - Check'n 100 Racks Over Statelines
  • Sippin' On Hunid Racks

Various - Check'n 100 Racks Over Statelines

Sumo, Oakland Street Show D50 2007
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • Bammer Weed

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution 2009
Big Drawz Of 2-11 Presents Possesion With Intent
  • Step It Up

Various - Big Drawz Of 2-11 Presents Possesion With Intent

Felony Records 2010
Various - Old Skool San Francisco Thug Life Rap!
  • Reality Check

Various - Old Skool San Francisco Thug Life Rap!

Premiere Music 2015