Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has taken his love of good cigars to the next level by launching his own premium tobacco product.

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker has teamed up with smoking aficionados at Cohiba to create the Cohiba Comador, which boasts dried leaves from "the most revered Caribbean and Central American growing regions" and a Connecticut Havana wrapper.

Jay Z announced his new venture on his official Facebook.com page on Monday (16Dec13), in a post which reads: "Introducing Comador Cigar: a super premium cigar developed in partnership between Cohiba Red Dot and Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter two years in-the-making."