Rick Ross has unleashed Port of Miami 2, the much-anticipated sequel to his 2006 debut album.
The MMG boss confirmed the project's release date last month, and subsequently revealed its star-studded tracklist. The album includes the previously released tracks "Act of Fool," "Big Tyme," "Gold Roses," and "Turnpike Ike," as well as guest appearances by Drake, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Teyana Taylor, Swizz Beatz, Wale, and Nipsey Hussle.
One artist who was noticeably absent from the album was Pusha-T, who was to appear on "Maybach VI" with his longtime foe Wayne. Ross confirmed he had put Weezy and King Push on the same track … unbeknownst to both rappers.
"You know what I did was... I put together a record, without either one of them knowing,” he told Baller Alert. "'Cause I feel like we will put this behind us one day. The real question, is the time now? And it may not be the right time for that, we'll have to see."
The final version of "Maybach Music VI" does include Wayne's verse as well as contribution from John Legend, who handles the chorus. At this time, it's unclear why Pusha didn't make the cut.
During a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Ross spoke about the project and what it means for him as a hip-hop vet.
"What's going to keep me going, and what's going to keep me really ... is really hearing new music," he explained. "You know, just being in a competitive space, as well as still having statements to make. And to me, I think that's what's going to be the most valuable things for me. Being able to reflect on all the mistakes I've made, as well as all of the things that I never would have imagined that I accomplished. I think that's what this honestly is, you know, just still being here. You know, just having those challenges. And that's why me going back to Port of Miami 2, I think is, you know, challenging. Just the challenge of that alone, you know?"
Port of Miami 2 is available to stream now on Apple Music and via Spotify below.