SOURCE: H3 Enterprises, Inc.

December 13, 2007 12:07 ET

World Renowned Hip-Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh to Perform at the Grand Opening of the First HipHopSodaShop in Tampa on Dec. 18

Hip-Hop Mogul Andre Harrell to Host the Gala Celebration

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - H3 Enterprises, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HTRE), the world's first publicly traded Hip-Hop company and parent company of the HipHopSodaShop, announced today that Doug E. Fresh, dubbed the "World's Greatest Entertainer" for his unrivaled ability to rock a crowd, will perform live at the grand opening the country's first HipHopSodaShop taking place in Tampa, Florida on December 18, 2007. The originator of the human beat box (vocally simulating the sound of drums and other musical instruments), Fresh spawned an international hip-hop trend.

Hip-Hop mogul and movie pioneer Andre Harrell will be hosting the opening of the HipHopSodaShop. Harrell was the founder and CEO of Uptown Records, the former CEO of Motown Records and worked with Russell Simmons at Rush Management, discovering such artists as LL Cool J, Heavy D and Whodini. Harrell has also mentored many Hip-Hop artists over the years including P. Diddy.

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, the CEO of H3 Enterprises stated, "It's a privilege and an honor to have such Hip-Hop luminaries commit to our grand opening on December 18. It proves that the HipHopSodaShop franchise is receiving and will continue to receive this type of support from the Hip-Hop community. I will have more of the biggest names in Hip-Hop to announce real soon."

More on Doug E. Fresh:

Dubbed the "World's Greatest Entertainer" for his unrivaled ability to rock a crowd, Harlem native Doug E. Fresh began his musical career at age 13. The originator of the human beat box, he spawned an international hip-hop trend. Best known for the two-sided, multi-platinum hits "The Show" and "La Di Da Di," his groundbreaking successes and firsts, like being the first rapper to play Africa and the Caribbean, heralded the global popularity of hip-hop.

Fresh has embraced hip-hop activism and used his voice to speak out against a variety of social ills. Along the way, he has nurtured rising talent, including the likes of MC Ricky D (AKA Slick Rick), P. Diddy, Biz Markie and numerous newcomers during his stint as host (and unofficial mentor) of "It's Showtime at the Apollo."

Fresh has appeared in such films as "Brown Sugar," "Paid in Full," "Whiteboys" and "Let's Get Bizzee" and written songs for others ("Ghostbusters II," "Get on the Bus," "CB4," "New Jack City" and "The Sixth Man").

More on Andrea Harrell:

Former president of Motown Records and founder of Uptown Records, this multi-talented music and entertainment entrepreneur has established a reputation in the industry as one of the most astute, progressive and creative executives in the business. As a music and film producer, Harrell has helped launch the careers of such acclaimed artists as Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Heavy D and the Boyz, 98 Degrees and mentored Sean "Puffy" Combs.

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.

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