Cigars are the definition of cool. Here are 5 leading hip hop artists who share our love for cigar culture.
- Sean “Diddy” Combs
There is no denying it, Combs is one of the most successful men in hip hop history, well on his way to becoming the first billionaire of hip hop. Not only has Combs continued to remain an iconic and legendary presence in the music industry for the last 20 years, he has also left his mark for generations to come with his clothing industry brand; Sean John. Combs has continued to amplify his mark on this world with an extremely intellectual business decision becoming a part of the liquor industry, with his well known brand; Ciroc. Diddy is no stranger to the finer things in life. He has been known for throwing extravagant parties, vacationing in St.Tropez on expensive yachts, chartering private jets and of course smoking some of the finest cigars in the world.
- Rick Ross
Born out of luxurious, sunny, Miami Florida, Ross has become the popular icon we all know today for his undeniable confidence and ease when rapping. Ross is also unbelievably talented when it comes to telling vivid tales of both the hardcore street life as well as the luxury, lavish life. He is currently one of the top elite rappers in the hip hop industry and has worked with the best of the best including Pharrel, Jay-Z, Nas, and Kanye West, just to name a few. Ross is so in love with the plush life that he named his label Maybach Music Group after the ultra-luxury, vehicle manufactured by Mercedes. Rick Ross also has a deep love for the best cigars money can buy. On his third album “Deeper than rap”, he had a song dedicated to one of his favorite pleasures of all time titled “Cigar Music.” On this track, he raps the following lyrics, “Fascinated with foreign felines, Since I was knee high, This cigar got me buzzin like a Bee hive.”
Hailing from Atlanta, T.I. is often referred to as “the southern version of Jay-Z.” T.I. exploded onto the hip hop scene back when his first album dropped in 2001. T.I quickly gained a large fan following for his forceful rapping delivery and his clever, quick way with words. Over the years, T.I. has transformed into quite the accomplished entertainer. He’s acted in several big name movies (ATL, American Gangster), has his own reality show, owns a clothing line (Akoo) and does career arcs in some of the most critically acclaimed TV series like Boss, House of Lies and more. He can often been seen dressed up in the finest suits and a fresh haircut, and he’s even been featured on the cover of the premier cigar-industry publication, Smoke.
All in all, above all else, never forget that “There are two things worth living for, one is a good cigar, the other is a better one.” – Unknown
“Cigar smoking knows no politics. It’s about the pursuit of pleasure, taste, and aroma.”- Anonymous