Reuben Daniel Armstrong (born March 29, 1980 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas) better known by his stage name Bonyx and RUBONYX, is an American producer and R&B artist. Best known for his production, working with independent artists Tech N9ne and Skatterman & Snug Brim. He produced Skatterman & Snug Brim's single, "Block Party," which charted #24 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart.
1.1 Tekneko Bros.
1.2 Recent career moves
2 Production discography
3 Documentary DVD
4 Music videos
At the age of 17, Armstrong started to attend a local Kansas City studio called Faculty Sound. During his days at Faculty Sound he was introduced to the music industry and learned the business through associates, Godren T. Duckett, Theodis Brown, and Vonzell & Adrian Washington, etc. Armstrong produced a variety of beats for local rap & R&B artists including “Boy Big” a.k.a. Big Boy Levar and associate producer, Tom Woosley of Woo Woo Productions, with his first underground LP, All Sides.
In his days with Faculty Sound, Armstrong was introduced to various music players including Suge Knight’s brother, Big Wes Crockett. Faculty Sound eventually folded due to improper business management.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Production Team
Years active 14 years
Members Antonio "Elmo" Wesley
Reuben "RUBONYX" Armstrong
William "Dee" Armstrong
Armstrong, along with his younger brother, William ‘Dee’ Armstrong, had met Antonio ‘Elmo’ Wesley at Faculty Sound, and the three of them decided to join forces and start Tekneko Bros. production team.
In 2001 Armstrong was contacted by Aaron ‘Tech N9ne’ Yates and Travis O’Guinn, about producing on Yates’ Absolute Power album. Armstrong along with Tekneko produced 7 of the 23 tracks, including one of the singles, "Imma Tell." Tekneko also produced albums for Strange Music artists, Kutt Calhoun and Skatterman & Snug Brim which included Skatterman & Snug Brim's single, "Block Party." Through Yates and the Strange Music label, Armstrong along with Tekneko were introduced and worked with several other artists including Bubba Sparxxx and Big V from Nappy Roots.
Recent career moves
Currently, Armstrong has expanded his horizons in not only composing, engineering and graphic arts, but also in directing local music videos with film companies such as: GMF Films, SKILYNE RECORDINGS formally YANEZ Entertainment, and Fylmwerks. Armstrong is finishing a project with up-and-coming hip-hop sensation GGL3, whose album is titled The Weekend. He is also putting the finishing touches on his first solo R&B album entitled Nightlife, which is scheduled to release in 2009.
Year Artist Album Title
1999 Big Boy Lavar All Sides Die For
2002 Tech N9ne Absolute Power Bianca's and Beatrice's (featuring Kutt Calhoun)
Industry Is Punks
Keep On Keepin' On (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Runaway (featuring Erica Hugunin)
Shocked (featuring Kutt Calhoun)
Soundtrack Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel: The Life of an Outlaw Keep On Keepin' On (performed by Tech N9ne featuring Krizz Kaliko)
2003 Trajik 1ne Of A Kind In My City (featuring BoChamp, Hobo Tone, Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne)
Soundtrack Beef Beef (performed by Tech N9ne featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Snake Ya (performed by Tech N9ne featuring Krizz Kaliko)
2004 Kutt Calhoun B.L.E.V.E. Got Plans (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Hip Hop Warning
Nationality (Parlaa Remix) (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Panic Box (featuring Boy Big & Tech N9ne)
Parlaa (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Real Sex (featuring Tech N9ne)
Skatterman & Snug Brim Urban Legendz Block Party
Carwash (featuring BG Bulletwound & Kutt Calhoun)
Crazy (featuring Kutt Calhoun)
Heart & Soul
Kansas City (Concrete Jungle) (featuring BG Bulletwound, Greed, Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun)
Lapdance (featuring Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne)
Life In The Game (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Pakman (featuring Kutt Calhoun & Tech N9ne)
Say Whatcha Say
Shut It Down
2005 Tech N9ne Vintage Tech Beef (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
Snake Ya (featuring Krizz Kaliko)
2006 Everready (The Religion) Hood Connection, Strange Commercial
2009 Various Artists Strange Music - We Got This '09 (Sampler) Like I Died
Tech N9ne K.O.D. Blackened The Sun
In The Trunk
2010 The Lost Scripts of K.O.D. Like I Died (Remix) (featuring Craig Smith & Krizz Kaliko)
2004: Tech N9ne – T9X: The Tech N9ne Experience
2007: “Jelly Bounce” by Mr. Jellybounce, MAG & Young Slim
2007: “Parkin’ Lot Pimpin’” by Royalty ft. Bonyx
2008: “What It Is” by Kredulous ft. 3rd Degree
2008: “Lovin’ It” by A-Squad / 211 M.G.I.
2008: “Get Faded” by KALAB
2008: “My Star” by RJ ft. Bonyx
2009: "Drunk Game" B4 and GGL3