SOURCE: H3 Enterprises, Inc.

December 19, 2007 14:31 ET

H3 Enterprises' HipHopSodaShop Grand Opening Called "A Historic Success"

Hip-Hop Legends Busta Rhymes, Doug E. Fresh, Andre Harrel, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Cassidy, and Trey Songs Celebrate the HipHopSodaShop Opening; Over 2700 Hundred People in Attendance; National and Local Media Covers the Event

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - H3 Enterprises, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HTRE) HipHopSodaShop Grand Opening in Tampa was "a historic success," according to Hip-Hop and Hollywood star Busta Rhymes. H3's President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, added, "We reached a very important milestone yesterday and last night with over 2,700 people coming out to celebrate the Grand Opening of the world's first HipHopSodaShop. Our customers and supporters enjoyed the delicious food and having the unique experience of playing Xbox 360s in our online video gaming center as well as purchasing branded merchandise," stated Dr. Chavis.

World renowned Hip-Hop icon, Doug E. Fresh, walked the red carpet and performed throughout the evening. Fresh emphasized, "The opening of this HipHopSodaShop has great significance as Hip-Hop business continues to evolve all over the world. This is positive excitement. It's putting a stamp of your own. From the old to the new to the future -- this is yours, this is ours and this is what economic and cultural empowerment is all about."

At a 12 noon ribbon cutting ceremony, Tampa Commissioner Mark Sharpe, stated, "We are pleased to welcome this new business to our city. Our young people need the positive encouragement that this type of restaurant and entertainment center offers. I plan to bring my family here."

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and Hip-Hop legend Busta Rhymes not only performed at the Grand Opening, but also went into the state-of-the-art recording studio inside the HipHopSodaShop and did a "free style" recording, rhyming a theme "This Is Da Hip-Hop Soda Shop."

Attendees came from many cities across the state of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and other states. Some of the media coverage included FOX-TV, CBS-TV, American Urban Radio Network, WILD FM 98.7, other nationally syndicate radio shows,,, The Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times and the Florida Courier.

About H3 Enterprises, Inc. and the HipHopSodaShop:

H3 Enterprises, Inc. is the parent company of the HipHopSodaShop, with its corporate headquarters located at 116 John Street, New York, NY 10036. As the first publicly traded Hip-Hop company, H3 Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of empowering young people through investment, education and economic development.

Safe Harbor: Certain information included herein may contain statements that are forward looking, such as statements relating to plans for future expansion and other business development activities. Such forward-looking information is subject to changes and variations which are not reasonably predictable and which could significantly affect future results.

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