With over 13 years in the game, Rick Ross is still moving strong with the release of his tenth studio album, Port of Miami 2.
“Port of Miami started me on this journey,” Ross said last month when announcing the album. “It’s only right I bring it back to where it all started. For my day ones to the new ones this album is for you.”
Arriving almost 13 years to the day after Port of Miami, the sequel comes equipped with 15 tracks and a boat load of features–including Nipsey Hussle, Drake (“Gold Roses“), Meek Mill, Wale (“Act a Fool“), Summer Walker, Gunplay, Swizz Beatz (“Big Tyme“), Jeezy, and a few others.
Oh, and then there’s “Maybach Music VI,” which originally featured Lil Wayne and Pusha T (which Ross revealed was put together without either party knowing), until calls were made and Push was eventually taken off. If you know how to use your Googles, though, you’ll be able to hear King Push lay down one of the better verses of the year. What a tragedy it was cut.
- “Act a Fool” f. Wale (prod. Beat Billionaire)
- “Turnpike Ike” (prod. Jake One)
- “Nobody’s Favorite” f. Gunplay (prod. Trop)
- “Summer Reign” f. Summer Walker (prod. JV & Harmony Samuels)
- “White Lines” f. DeJ Loaf (prod. CAMEone & Rowan)
- “Big Tyme” f. Swizz Beatz (prod. Just Blaze)
- “Bogus Charms” f. Meek Mill (prod. Tarik Azzouz & Streetrunner)
- “Rich N*gga Lifestyle” f. Nipsey Hussle & Teyana Taylor (prod. Cardiak)
- “Born to Kill” f. Jeezy (prod. Trop)
- “Fascinated” (prod. Sam Sneak & Dollarz)
- “I Still Pray” f. Ball Greezy & YFN Lucci (prod. DJ Toomp)
- “Running the Streets” f. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Denzel Curry (prod. Noc & J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
- “Vegas Residency” (prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
- “Maybach Music VI” f. John Legend & Lil Wayne (prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
- “Gold Roses” f. Drake (prod. Vinylz, OZ, Syk Sense & The Rascals)
Without further ado, press play on Port of Miami 2 below and make sure to add it to your preferred streaming platform.
Celebrating the album release, Ross sat down with Hot97 to discuss its creation, his role in Coming to America 2, Drake vs Kanye, and even offered an explanation on why Pusha’s verse was cut from “Maybach Music VI,” before alluding to the idea of getting them, as well as Kanye West and Drake on the same record in the future.
“What’s so dope about it is that both verses were cleared from both parties,” Ross said. “But like I said, it was more about the bigger picture, is this gonna move the two getting together and closer. Im’a take the charge for that. I didn’t feel like it was the time for that. I got the record done. I got Wayne verse first, I got Push verse. I wanted to bring them together either way or at least spark that conversation. Cause it’s gon’ come, and I feel like next year I’m going to be a part of that, when that Drake, Wayne, Kanye West, Pusha record come together. I’m saying it here first.”