Our early productions included the now cult classics “Buckwild Beach Week,” “Buckwild in Brazil,” and “Buckwild 2001.” These DVD productions were the first to showcase the beauty of women of color back when the popular “Girl’s Gone Wild” series was ignoring them. The models from the show were casted for the music videos of superstars like Jay-Z, Usher, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Nelly, Missy Elliot and many others.
Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc. (PEGI) and new hip-hop music and lifestyle channel H.Y.P.E. TV (Hot Young Peoples Entertainment Television) entered into a programming and production deal to present original programs and uncensored music videos to Playboy TV subscribers and pay-per-view customers through a weekly block. The partnership established production and distribution of original H.Y.P.E. TV programming and music videos on DVD.
On January 9, 2004, Playboy TV premiered its first ever music oriented hip-hop themed show, The BuckWild Show. Hosted by BuckWild Entertainment’s CEO & Founder, Ken Francis, the BuckWild show was a six-episode commitment, with new shows to air and repeat monthly. The show featured celebrity hip-hop news, music videos, and interviews from artists like OutKast, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys, Loon and Treach from Naughty by Nature.
In 2015, BuckWild Entertainment was relaunched. The first milestone of success came in 2015 in the form of a new deal signed with Fullscreen, Inc., one of the largest YouTube multi-channel network operators.
Fullscreen, Inc., will promote and monetize BuckWild Entertainment’s YouTube channel shows — The Buckwild Show, In The Lab, and On the Scene.
Today, BuckWild Entertainment serves as a production company based out of Los Angeles, CA.
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