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50 Cent: THE ART OF THE HU$TLE

By Randy Mastronicola Portraits by John Russo 50 Cent has endured as one of the most dynamic musical artists of his generation. He emerged on the hip-hop landscape with 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, an album that decidedly changed his life forever. Known formally as Mr. Curtis James Jackson, III, 50 Cent became a hip-hop icon, and would go on to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of [...]

Anthony Anderson the Star of Black-ish: Time to Live the Dream

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by John Russo WE SPENT THE BETTER PART of a muggy, June day with Anthony Anderson at a photo studio in Los Angeles. There was a lot going on. That’s the typical vibe at photo shoots, but more importantly, there was also a lot going on in our California world and globally. The pandemic crisis was in full swing–particularly in Los Angeles–and there were [...]

Jamming Good with Gavin Rossdale: The Bush Frontman Circles Back Into New Frontiers

By Randy Mastronicola IF I SAID TO ANY KID WHO’S EVER BANGED OUT “WILD THING” in his or her garage, “Hey, you’re going to be a rock ‘n roll sex symbol. You’re going to write some dark, raucous, alt-post-grunge songs that help define the sound of a decade. You’re going to headline tours throughout the world. You’re going to experience the good fortune of fame (and, of course, [...]

NBA Legend Karl Malone: "The Mailman" Delivers Double Gold Rum and Cigars

By Lincoln Salazar and Randy Mastronicola IF YOU WERE AN NBA FAN during the league’s renaissance in the late 1980s and ‘90s, it would be nearly impossible to dispute that Karl “The Mailman” Malone’s dominance led to one of the most storied careers in the league’s history. His status as the premier power forward of his generation is virtually undeniable. Indeed, Karl has one hell of a basketball [...]

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Hudson Whiskey: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BOURBON

MSRP: $39.99 | ABV: 46% This bold, grain-forward, bourbon whiskey is a winner. It’s distilled from New York corn and aged in newly charred American oak barrels. The rich vanilla nose leads you all the way through a salted caramel finish. Along the way you’ll experience notes of stone fruit, corn bread, caramel and cashew. The finish is superbly long and lingering after your final sip. Rating: [...]

Gurkha Cigars: Treinta

6 x 54 Toro Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild Tasting Notes: This 30th Anniversary Toro is special with a light peppery beginning that leads into distinct hints of almonds, chocolate and leather. Its draw is superb. The mild strength makes it a perfect morning smoke choice. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe [...]

Asbury Park Distilling Co.: Barrel Finished Gin

MSRP: $57 |ABV: 43% The gin is finished in new American oak barrels. It’s a light amber color with aromas of fresh oak, sweet vanilla, caramel, honey, charcoal, honeysuckle, flowers and some smoke. There are flavors of leather, sweetness (honey and vanilla), pipe smoke, charcoal, oak and juniper with gin in the background. It finishes sweetly with pepper spiciness, oak and alcohol warmth. Rating: Want to [...]

Caldwell Cigar Co.: Eastern Standard Midnight Express Robusto

5 x 50 Robusto Wrapper: Connecticut seed Arapiraca Maduro Binder: Dominican Habano Filler: Dominican Corojo/Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Habano Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: This handsome robusto is smoke filled with personality. Flora, cedar, chocolate and some salt and pepper are just a few of the pleasantly complex aromas and tastes. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

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