Iconic Long Beach, CA reggae-punk/alternative-rock band Sublime was founded in 1988 by Bradley Nowell (vocals/guitar), Eric Wilson (bass/vocals) and Bud Gaugh (drums). The radio exposure of the 40oz. to Freedom classic "Date Rape" led to a deal with MCA who released the band's sophomore effort Robbin' the Hood in 1994. It revealed an experimental ethic more in keeping with cut-and-paste dub than the well-tuned rage of the Cali punk revival. Featuring the Sublime favorites "Pool Shark," "Greatest-Hits," "Saw Red," feat. Gwen Stefani, "STP," and "Boss D.J.", the album set the stage for the breakout success of their self-titled third album.