It's 1994, and the hip-hop scene is bangin. The 90s became known as a groundbreaking era for the hip-hop scene. The term "I love it when yah call me Big Poppa..." became known everywhere. Notorious B.I.G. dropped his album Ready to Die dropped and changed the hip-hop/R&B genre. Many music critics claim that 1994 is one of the most significant years of music.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Christopher George Latore Wallace changed the music game. Known as the Notorious B.I.G., or simply Biggie, he was an American rapper and songwriter. He was rooted in the New York rap and gangsta scene and is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time.
So it was only appropriate that I smoked the Notorious Fig today for Father's Day. A Honduran and San Andreas double figurado. This thing is massive and a beast. This is one of my favorite cigars. Smooth and earthy, this thing burns like a charm. I wrote a review for this cigar in another size back in December, so I won't go into details about the flavor profile. Go search for the article if you are interested. I instead just wanted to light something up that I knew that I loved and fit the theme for Fathers Day.
Unfortunately, we all know the Biggie was shot down and killed in a drive-by shooting in '97. The shooting was thought to be related to the killing of Tupac, but no one knows the details. Sadly, the tragic incident left behind his two children.
So today, we raise a cigar to all the dads out there, past, present, and future. Keep doing what you do and lead the future generations on what it means to be a man.
Happy Fathers Day from all of us at Circle City Cigar Club.