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Rappers, Rockers and Playmates Strike A Chord With 'Playboy's Hip Hop & Rock: Platinum Bad Boys Become Playboy Photographers'; New DVD/Home Video Release Features Nelly, Ja Rule, DMX, Jonathan Davis From Korn and Disturbed's David Draiman to Hit Stores April 8th.

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Playboy Home Video brings together the biggest names in hip-hop and rock, along with a bevy of gorgeous Playmates, Cyber Girls, and Playboy models for their new DVD/home video release, "Playboy's Hip Hop & Rock: Platinum Bad Boys Become Playboy Photographers." Set to hit stores on April 8th, this ground-breaking new release features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of top-selling hip hop artists Ja Rule, Xzibit, Nelly, and DMX, along with rockers Tommy Lee, Bret Michaels, Korn's Jonathan Davis and Disturbed's David Draiman, as they photographed a stunning array of Playboy Playmates, Playboy.com Cyber Girls and Playboy models.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030406/LASU001 )

The infamous lifestyles of both Playboy and the music world come together through these exclusive and revealing celebrity photo sessions. The footage comes from original Guest Celebrity Photography shoots that were featured in the Playboy Cyber Club on Playboy.com. The new DVD/home video release also features hit songs from the artists themselves including: "Hola, Hola" and "Always on Time" by Ja Rule; "Multiply" and "Symphony in X Major" by Xzibit; "Party Up" and "Ruff Ryders Anthem" by DMX; "Here To Stay" by Korn and "Prayer" by Disturbed.

"The combination of some of the biggest stars in the music business along with the Playboy brand, lifestyle and, of course, Playmates, is one that has unlimited potential," said Barry Leshtz, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Playboy Worldwide Home Video. "By bridging the worlds of popular music and adult entertainment, Playboy Home Video is well-positioned to satisfy traditional Playboy fans as well as reach new audiences."

"PLAYBOY'S HIP HOP & ROCK: PLATINUM BAD BOYS BECOME PLAYBOY PHOTOGRAPHERS" features Playmates Nicole Narain (January 2002), Christi Shake (May 2002), Michele Rogers (June 2002), Cyber Girls Gina Patrone & Carolee Bass and Special Editions Models Heather Phelps & Kori Adams.

About Playboy Enterprises:

Playboy Enterprises is a brand-driven, international multimedia entertainment company that publishes editions of Playboy magazine around the world; operates Playboy and Spice television networks and distributes programming via home video and DVD globally; licenses the Playboy and Spice trademarks internationally for consumer products; is developing a Playboy- branded, location-based entertainment business anchored by casinos; and operates Playboy.com, a leading men's lifestyle and entertainment Web site.

CONTACT: Dana Henry or Lindsay Greenfield, both of BENDER/HELPER IMPACT, +1-310-473-4147; or Scott Barton or Frank Marchesini, both of Playboy Entertainment Group, +1-323-276-4000
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