July 24, 2013 (Raleigh, N.C.) — Moscato Cigars, the maker of premium handmade cigars infused with the Moscato aromatic Blend that gives a sweet, smooth and well rounded experience, is very pleased to announce its first sponsored artist – Kaze (pronounced “kah-zee”) an independent artist/writer/producer.

“Moscato Cigars is committed to developing long term relationships with up and coming performers who reflect the brand image. Kaze is a very talented and resilient artist/writer/producer who is classy and professional,” said Robert Moscato, Managing Partner.

Kaze In Studio

A graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kaze has been rapping in North Carolina for many years. He’s done tours with Ghostface Killah and the Clipse and opened up shows for Common, 50 Cent, etc. He won the Loud.com MC contest in 2009, which earned him a record deal with SRC Records. Also known as “4Letters,” Kaze has put in a lot of work in the Carolina music scene.

Kaze will be delivering a smooth new blend of hip-hop and R&B on Saturday, July 27th after 5pm at Tremont Music Hall located at 400 West Tremont Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Kaze’s new song, “Moscato Girl”, will be available for free download at www.MoscatoCigars.com starting on Saturday following Kaze’s performance. For more info on Kaze, check out www.kazemusic.com.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.