PBX began his criminal career as a crack dealer in Liberty City, working for then crime boss Dwayne Forge. Forge ran the Hustlers at the time, controlling the majority of crack cocaine in northern Algonquin and Bohan. When Forge went to prison in 1993, PBX took over the gang at the age of 10, and brought it to new heights.
Playboy became one of the most premier gangsters in the city, and his success bought him a nice penthouse in North Holland. Almost immediately Playboy began to turn away from the "old school" values taught by Forge and began the 21st century as a 'gangsta', favouring bling and increasing his reputation. He also sought to expand his horizons, becoming friends with cocaine empress Elizabeta Torres and following all drug deals in the city. Eventually he was introduced to Niko Bellic through a heroin deal and the two began a business relationship.
The major move between the two involved pressuring Yusuf Amir, an entrepreneur from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Amir was under intense pressure to cooperate with Mafia members trying to extort him. The mobsters were starting union troubles for Amir, but PBX believed he could move into the conflict and start a partnership by clearing out the mobsters. Niko Bellic cleared out the men in charge of the shakedown, but Amir was unresponsive. Instead of being grateful to PBX, he feared further retaliation from the Mafia and caved into their demands.
Eventually Dwayne Forge is released from prison and tensions rise almost immediately. Playboy ignores Forge and attempts to distance himself from his former mentor, leaving Forge bitter and heartbroken. Eventually Forge retakes his former base of operations, the Triangle Strip Club, back from associates of Playboy's, the Trunchez Brothers. Playboy is furious and it is clear that the beef between the former partners is going to come to a head.
The Holland Play
In The Holland Play, Playboy X offers Niko $25,000 to kill Dwayne Forge. He alleges that Forge is talking behind his back and attempting to usurp leadership from him, even though PBX claims he offered half of the business to Forge. Subsequently, Niko is also hired by Dwayne to kill PBX after word hits the street that there is a contract out on him.
If Niko chooses to kill Dwayne, Playboy has a change of heart, upset that his mentor was killed. He blames Niko's cold-heartedness for the betrayal and severs all ties from Bellic, threatening him for his actions. Later, his answering machine even claims that "you don't know what you got until it's gone." If Niko sides with Forge, he shoots his way through PBX's penthouse and corners him in an alleyway, easily executing him and returning control of the gang to Forge.
If the player chooses to perform a execution with a pistol on Playboy, Niko plants the barrel of the gun directly underneath Playboy's jaw, and shoots him point blank, making an exit wound through the top of his head.
Playboy X claimed that his goal in life was to make enough money to support young African-American youth in Liberty City. He hoped to become a major philanthropist and community hero.
He is voiced by Postell Pringle.
If chosen to kill Playboy X the player will recieve his mansion and Claude's outfit from Grand Theft Auto III. This has brought up the question, "How did Playboy X get Claude's outfit?" Therefore fans wonder if perhaps Claude had dealt with Playboy between 2001 and 2008, or if PBX may have actually killed Claude. But as of now these are just rumors.