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TAKE IT TO THE HOOP AGAINST BOBBY VALENTINO ON XBOX LIVE

Bobby Valentino will switch up his harmony for intense discord to face fans on Xbox LIVE® as part of the latest Xbox LIVE Game with Fame session.

Xbox LIVE Gold members interested in a chance to challenge the R & B artist in 2K Sports’ “NBA 2K7” for Xbox 360™ should watch for the gamertag BobbyVGWF from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 20, 2007.

“As an artist, you have to open yourself up and put yourself out there so that people can really get to know you,” Valentino revealed. “Through Xbox LIVE, fans can feel a personal connection with me and learn more about me.”

Discovered while singing on a bus, Valentino first made his mark as the lead singer in the hit teen group Mista. After the group disbanded, a solo demo of Valentino made its way into the hands of recording star Ludacris. Impressed by his talents, Ludacris and his business partner, Chaka Zulu, signed Valentino as the first R & B artist on Disturbing Tha Peace Records. Soon afterward, Valentino was reintroduced to the world as a solo artist and featured on the hit single “Pimpin’ All Over the World” from Ludacris’ multiplatinum-selling album “The Red Light District” in 2004.

In 2005, DTP/Island Def Jam released Valentino’s highly anticipated debut album, “Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard R & B charts and sold more than 180,000 units in its first week. “Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino” garnered total sales of more than 850,000 units. In addition, Valentino garnered an NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding New Artist, as well as Soul Train Music Awards nominations for Best R&B/Soul Single, Male, and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist. More information about Valentino is available at http://www.dtprecords.com.

The Xbox LIVE Game with Fame program gives Xbox LIVE subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat with and play against some of today’s hottest stars. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Chingy, Chamillionaire, Ludacris, Rihanna, Ryan Cabrera and T.J. Lavin. Further information about other Xbox LIVE events is available at the Game with Fame Web site, http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame.

“NBA 2K7” was voted the best current and next-generation NBA hoops franchise by gamers and members of the press, and it will continue its legacy of dominance this year on the hard court. With incredible graphics, tight control and a revolutionary shooting game, “NBA 2K7” is poised for another run as the No. 1-rated NBA simulation.

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