In the heart of Overtown Miami, a neighborhood steeped in history and culture, the origins of RHJ Artisan Cigar & Tobacco Co. intertwine seamlessly with the vibrant tapestry of the past.

This historic enclave, once hailed as the “Harlem of the South,” bore witness to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Muhammad Ali, and Nat King Cole gracing its streets, infusing the area with an atmosphere of entertainment, creativity, and vibrancy. The echoes of these illustrious figures still resonate within Overtown, preserving its rich heritage for generations to come.

It is here, amidst the preserved history of Overtown, that RHJ Artisan Cigar & Tobacco Co. finds its master rollers, individuals who possess an artisanal skill honed over generations. These skilled craftsmen, embodying the essence of their cultural heritage, meticulously hand-roll each cigar with the same passion that once brought Overtown to life.

Their artistry is a direct link to the legacy of a community that thrived against all odds, building shops, grocery stores, and theaters—creating a hub where everything needed was close at hand.

Igniting a Lifelong Passion for Cigars

This link between Overtown’s legacy and RHJ’s story deepens as we turn our gaze to Rex Huff Jr., a charismatic connoisseur raised in the bustling streets of New Jersey. Rex’s life would forever change in the summer of 1992, when he was handed a carefully crafted cigar from the famed “Flor De Flores” company. The aromatic smoke unfurled a world of exquisite flavors and aromas, captivating his senses and igniting a lifelong passion.

Rex’s journey to establish his own cigar enterprise, RHJ Artisan Cigar & Tobacco Co., was driven by his love for the artistry and craftsmanship he had encountered. He embraced his entrepreneurial spirit and transformed his passion into a reality, blending the cultural fabric of his New York and New Jersey roots with the community’s vibrant spirit.

Beyond his business endeavors, Rex remains a family man with a philanthropic heart, aiming to elevate his community. Rex’s mother raised him with a strong work ethic, principles and morals, and the understanding of the value of family. His cigar business became a conduit for not only providing exceptional smoking experiences but also supporting local charities, uplifting the lives of those in need. Rex’s dedication extended to curating a collection of cigars sourced from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Cuba, and Nicaragua—each selected to reflect his unwavering commitment to quality, flavor, and craftsmanship.

The Art of Cigars

In homage to his belief that cigars are works of art, Rex collaborated with skilled artists to create captivating cigar band designs. These designs elevated each cigar into a collectible masterpiece, resonating with the spirit of Overtown’s historical appreciation for art and culture.

The doors of RHJ Artisan Cigar & Tobacco Co. opened with an air of anticipation, attracting aficionados from near and far. Each puff of a RHJ cigar becomes an experience curated by Rex himself, a sensory journey through his passion and years of dedication.

The tale of RHJ is one that harmonizes Rex’s devotion to his roots, his reverence for fine cigars, and his desire to make a positive impact on his community—a story that continues to evolve with each passing day, etching its mark on the world of cigars and beyond.

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