If Granite Magazine (and its fans) has one thing in common, it’s that celebrities know how to live. They don’t cut corners when they’re enjoying some of life’s simplest pleasures. Cigars aren’t any exception. Cigars are classier than cigarettes and marijuana in that they are complexer as well as more nuanced and sophisticated. Not to mention that they look more stylish. They are synonymous with the highest quality and performance, making them the ideal choice to end a long day or celebrate a great achievement. We look at some of the most famous smoking cigars and discover what kind of stogies they like.
Shawn “Jay-z” Carter has been among the most influential rappers in hip-hop history. While most people label the Brooklyn artist as arguably the most influential rapper of his time but he has been a bit reticent about music-making and only released his final album “4:44” in the year 2017 and a joint album with his wife Beyonce “Everything is Love” in the year 2018. He has instead taken a more hands-on approach in order to be one of the rap’s most well-known business moguls. He founded the music label Roc Nation in 2008, and later created Roc Nation Sports to be a division of a sports agency which was part of the launch of TIDAL in 2014 and was a part-time owner of the Brooklyn Nets at one point.
With all the businesses and ventures, it’s easy to understand why there’s the need to be happy and unwind whenever you need to. In a 2009 interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jay-Z mentioned his love for larger Cuban cigars, such as Montecristos, Ramon Allones, Romeo y Julieta, and Partagas. Jay-Z is also a lover of the occasionally English Dunhill (RIP). He also has teamed up with Cohiba Cigars for the release of a collaboration cigar called Comador in 2013.
The Governator is the poster “man” for a variety of things, such as bodybuilding, the action movie stardom, all-around machismo and enjoying cigars with fashion. Schwarzenegger is a well-known cigar icon. He was the cover star of the Cigar Afioncado magazine’s 1992 issue. In the first issue, he explained his favorite cigars and noted that Montecristo No. 2 was his very first cigar.
He says that the last time he smoked a cigar, he was smoking little Virginians when he was in Munich working as a bodybuilder. However, he didn’t remember smoking a real cigar until 1977, when a woman named Maria [Shriver] introduced me to the world of cigars.
Today, he smokes a pipe each day. In his 2019 interview, Schwarzenegger claims that his preferences have changed. He prefers smaller cigars and “his preferred smoke is the Partagas Serie D No. 4. Schwarzenegger has also expanded his sphere to include Fuente Fuente OpusX from the Dominican Republic.
McConaughey is a celebrity in Hollywood. After establishing a name as a rom-com star and a rom-com star, he has managed knock down that stereotype with performances in “True Detective,”” “Interstellar,” and “The Dallas Buyers Club” (for which he won the Best Actor Oscar). He’s built a successful career out of rom-coms and is set to release “Greenlights,” a memoir to be released in 2020.
McConaughey is a stronger brand than before the time he stepped into more dramatic movies. Since 2016 McConaughey has been Wild Turkey Bourbon’s creative director. He also has two Cigar Aficionado covers. McConaughey admitted to smoking massive, maduro-wrapped cigars when filming Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum” in 2018.