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Rick Ross – Port of Miami 2

Rick Ross – Port of Miami 2
Genre
Hip Hop
Release date
August 09 2019
Artist
Rick Ross
Rick Ross – Port of Miami 2
August 09 2019 | Hip Hop

Port of Miami 2 is the tenth studio album by American rapper Rick Ross. It was released on August 9, 2019, by Epic Records and Maybach Music Group. The album features guest appearances from Meek Mill, Summer Walker, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Gunplay, Dej Loaf, Swizz Beatz, John Legend, Ball Greezy, Drake, YFN Lucci, Wale, Teyana Taylor, Jeezy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Denzel Curry. Port of Miami 2 serves as the sequel to Ross’ debut album, Port of Miami, released in 2006.

It was supported by three singles: “Act a Fool”, “Big Tyme” and “Gold Roses”.

Background
On July 16, 2019, the album’s release date was announced.
On July 31, 2019, Rick Ross was featured in an interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood Radio show in which he said:
“Releasing two albums, it was a statement that was made. I hope I made that statement, coming back full circle to my 10th album. Port of Miami 1 being everything I built the empire on, just me coming back. And I wanna have that challenge of comparing it because to me, ultimately, I just wanna be even sharper than I was back then.”
Ross shared the album’s tracklist on August 1, 2019.

Artwork
The artwork, an homage to the original Port of Miami cover depicts Ross holding a pendant with a picture of Black Bo, his friend and manager, who died in December 2017.

Singles
The album’s lead single, “Act a Fool”, featuring Wale was released on June 21, 2019.
The second single, “Big Tyme”, featuring Swizz Beatz was released on July 2, 2019. The music video for the song was released on July 30, 2019.
The third single, “Gold Roses” featuring Drake was released on July 26, 2019.

Promotional singles
“Turnpike Ike” was released as a promotional single on August 6, 2019.

Critical reception
Aaron Bishop of Clash wrote that Port of Miami 2 “shows Renzel with his pen at his sharpest, his beats at their grandest and his coveted guest verse spots at their most impactful. Over a decade at the top of the rap mountain has seen the MMG icon have his ups and downs. But on what is his tenth studio album, he proves why he’s achieved such longevity in the fickle game that is rap. Tracks such as “Turnpike Ike” showcase the four-time Grammy nominee at his very best, while his willingness to delve into topics outside of his luxurious lifestyle add a depth and gravitas to the record that make it a worthy successor to the original thirteen years on.”

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