Saturday, September 23, 2006

NFL, NBA, HIP HOP Superstars...OH MY!

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NFL great Warren Sapp...NBA sensation Ben Gordon...Rapper extraordinaires Juvenile and Juelz Santana. What do these 4 superstars have in common? All are H3 playaz! Sapp, Gordon, Juvenile, and Juelz are H3 financial partners for the H3 Flagship Hip Hop Soda Shop stores. Gordon and Juelz have agreed to be principle partners for the planned Hip Hop Soda Shop on 125th street in Harlem, NY while Sapp has plans to open Hip Hop Soda Shops in Miami, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Oakland. Juvenile has signed a Personal Services Agreement with H3 that includes an opportunity for the rapper to open 30 Hip Hop Soda Shops in the state of Louisiana over the next three years under an Area Development Agreement.

H3 Enterprises is a unique Pink Sheet stock on many levels. First of all, how many Pink Sheet or OTCBB companies can you name that have bonafide superstars from the sports and entertainment industries actively promoting their products? I'll give you hint...NONE! Usually, if an OTC company does have a celebrity promoting their products, they are ancient history. Seriously, who cares if a television star from the 1970's is pimpin' your goods? This is not the case with H3.

Warren Sapp is a perennial NFL Pro-Bowl player and one of the most feared defensive players in all of football. Sapp has actively promoted his relationship with H3 and the Hip Hop Soda Shop through appearances with CNBC, ESPN, the Sporting News, and radio interviews , and magazine interviews.

Ben Gordon is one of the fastest rising stars in the NBA. In his rookie season 2004-2005, Gordon was named as the NBA's 6th Man of the Year. Other recipients of this prestigious award include NBA greats such as Bill Walton, Kevin McHale, Antawn Jamison, John Starks, and Bobby Jackson. Gordon's relationship with H3 and Hip Hop Soda Shops has been noted by numerous media outlets including the New York Post, UpTownFlavor, and ESPN. In addition to his involvement with Hip Hop Soda Shops, Gordon and H3 have also teamed up to market a white-tea based energy drink called BG7. This delicious high octane drink has been noted by Energy Drink News , the New York Post, and many other media outlets.

Louisiana native Juvenile is one of rap and hip hop's biggest stars. His album 400 Degreez was one of music's biggest selling album reaching quadruple platinum status! He has since followed up that album with a number of other platinum selling efforts. Juvenile's home state of Louisiana was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the superstar's agreements with H3 allow him to help bring immediate relief and redevelopment programs to the disaster torn area.

Harlem based rapper Juelz Santana is one of hip hop's hottest young talents. His most recent album What the Game's Been Missing, released in November 2005, reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Album Charts and is certified Gold. Juelz is very active in his promotion of the Hip Hop Soda Shop and has been featured in media outlets such as Vibe Magazine and a number of hip hop press and websites.

H3 is providing a means for many successful African Americans to give back to their community. Juelz noted, "... we're gonna get a chance to actually work together for the good of our own hood." while Sapp said, "The Hip Hop Soda Shops can be one of the most positive things to ever happen to our communities...I can't think of a better way of giving back than putting my money to work on my own turf for my own people while helping H3's powerful new enterprises flourish all over the world."

In addition to the Hip Hop Soda Shops and Ben Gordon's BG7 energy drink, H3 is also offering the latest in online gaming and entertainment with H3Players and its own line of clothing and merchandise.

According to H3, the exploding popularity of Hip Hop and the Hip Hop culture will maximize merchandising and retailing opportunities, particularly for H3’s own merchandise lines. Simmons Lathan Media Group (SLMG) estimates that 45.3 million consumers are now spending $12.6 billion a year on Hip Hop media and merchandise worldwide, with an annual growth rate exceeding 100%. HTRE will capitalize on this insatiable appetite for everything Hip Hop with a large merchandising area in each location featuring exclusive merchandise lines from H3 and Juvenile, as well as two exclusive lines that can be chosen by the owner/operator of each particular location. The developers and franchisees will also have the ability to choose up to 50% of the media sold and the music played inside their Soda Shops.

In addition to its superstar partners, H3 also has an outstanding management team in George Lois, Brian Peters, Jackie Robinson, Steve Staehr, and Jamar McNeil.

Marketing icon George Lois is the most creative, prolific advertising communicator of our time. Best known for his breakthrough cultural transformations, Lois made a failing MTV a media powerhouse with his legendary “I Want My MTV” campaign, turned unknown Tommy Hilfiger into an instant celebrity with the placement of a single newspaper ad, created new marketing categories with his names and ads for Lean Cuisine and Jiffy Lube, and changed the viewing habits of America’s sports fans with his “In Your Face” campaign for ESPN. Lois is the author of five classic books, including the recently published $ellebrity (a Time Warner book) and is the only person ever inducted into all three marketing related Halls of Fame, (Art Directors, Graphic Arts, and Copywriters).

Brian Peters is an award winning HipHop impresario whose Halls of HipHop concept stole the show and won top prize in Visa and Bank of America’s “Best New Business Concept 2004” in Washington D.C. At 25, he has become a legend of New York HipHop starting as an intern for Bad Boy Entertainment under the tutelage of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. He has created and promoted concerts for colleges and universities around the USA, and has arranged live performances in New York City for many of HipHop’s top performers and most well-known clubs. He has also negotiated performance contracts for a number of platinum selling artists including Outkast, Nas, and Snoopdogg.

In his storied athletic career, Jackie Robinson achieved the status of All-American, World Champion, and Hall-of-Famer. After applying the same athletic disciplines and dedication to a series of extremely profitable business ventures, Jackie landed a spot in Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 100 Business People” (#51), a list that includes the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Bob Johnson. Jackie is currently the owner/operator of 53 franchised Pizza Hut Restaurants, as well as a number of News & Gift stores and several highly successful eating establishments inside Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport. He has also created and developed his own record label (SLV), was a senior executive for the Aladdin Hotel Casino for eight years, and served 10 years as CEO for the largest administrator of Federal Tax Credit programs in the state of Nevada.

Jamar (J Niice) McNeil is a multi-award-winning radio personality who has been H3's driving force from the beginning. Battle-tested in the music industry, Jamar has been heard on Clear Channel's HOT 99.5 in Washington D.C. As a popular DJ he has hosted extravagant events in the DC metro area with premier artists such as Jay Z, Beyonce, Beenie Man, and the Black Eyed Peas. He's now taken his show, "In the Crib With J Niice" from the east coast to the Midwest airwaves at Clear Channel's 96.5 Kiss FM in Cleveland, Ohio. Jamar is also the morning show personality for X 107.1, Cayman Islands’ #1 Hit Music Station, and has also worked at XM Satellite Radio. His connections in the radio and music industry have given him the opportunity to build lasting relationships with many of the top stars of Pop and Hip-Hop. He will utilize these contacts, along with H3's other major connections, to coordinate a continuous flow of public relations and promotional opportunities for the company.

Staehr brings a distinguished financial management background in the gaming, tourism and entertainment industries. A certified public accountant licensed to practice in Nevada and California, Staehr will be responsible for handling all aspects of financial accounting and SEC reporting for H3Enterprises. He joins H3Enterprises from Cash Systems Inc., where he served as corporate controller for the $100 million company that provides cash services for the gaming industry. He coordinated the relocation of the company's headquarters from Minneapolis to Las Vegas, and will put these skills to use on H3Enterprises' move from New York City to Las Vegas, as well.

Shares of H3 stock (Pink Sheets: HTRE) have recently tumbled from a high of $0.78 to a low of $0.13. This is certainly a "Blood in the Street" stock...a good stock at ridiculously low prices. Additionally, H3 is reported to have a very large short position. Of the 76 million outstanding shares, 5.9 million shares are estimated to be shorted. With any amount of significant volume, HTRE could easily experience a huge pop with a short squeeze.

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