• Jay Z Smokes Out The Competition W/ Latest Business Move

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    Rap mogul Jay Z’s streak of winning ways continues as new reports claim Young Hov has teamed with General Cigar Company to launch his own collector’s edition, the Comador.

    Details of Jay’s latest big business venture have started to scatter across the Internet.

    Rapper and entertainment icon Jay Z has announced that he will be releasing a new cigar called the Comador that is being made in collaboration with General Cigar Company and will come out bearing the company’s Cohiba logo. A website dedicated to the cigar has recently gone live, where it is described as being “created by the master blenders of Cohiba” in the Dominican Republic. There has also been a dedicated Twitter account and Facebook page launched for the cigar. The cigar is part of a package that includes a humidor, 21 cigars and a smaller travel case. RocNation.com says that the project has been two-years in the making, and has also featured it on their Facebook page. The final cigar is available in a single 6 x 52 toro vitola. (Half Wheel)

    Specific information on what exactly makes up the high-class cigar has also surfaced.

    The Comador is made from the finest tobacco known to man, taking over two years of blending to create its one of a kind rich flavor. The tobacco is set in a Connecticut broadleaf binder and wrapped in a Connecticut Havana wrap and left to sit for six months in a cedar lined room where the flavor intensifies. (Stupid Dope)

    A few years ago, Jigga delved into his appreciation for cigars.

    He settles his lanky 6-foot-2 frame into a comfortable-looking straight-back chair and savors the cigar. Though he can name the most expensive bottle of wine or shot of Cognac he’s ever had, he can’t name the most expensive cigar he’s ever smoked. “I like Montecristos–those are probably some of my favorites,” Jay-Z says, referring to Cuban versions of that brand. “But I like a bit of everything: Romeo y Julieta, Partagas. One of my first favorites was Dunhills, when I first started smoking them. But I go back and forth. I think it’s like anything else: sure, you can find good, inexpensive cigars, but the things that are really good are the ones that cost. (Cigar Aficionado)

    Jigga also discussed how he relied on cigars for celebratory occasions.

    “I like them bigger but mild. It gives the appearance of smoking something heavy–but it’s not. It’s just relaxing. I don’t know the lingo–like ‘It’s got an oaky flavor,’ stuff like that. It’s just based on what I like. No one schooled me in cigars, like no one schooled me in how to buy art or drink wine,” he says, although his taste in wine is pretty exquisite, such as Sassicaia, the great Italian wine. But, he continues, “A cigar is like a gift you give yourself. I smoke at times when I’m relaxing, or celebrating.” (Cigar Aficionado)

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