The Biggest Takeaways From Rick Ross’ New Album ‘Port of Miami 2’

Rick Ross' new album 'Port of Miami 2' has arrived. From Ross' great beat selection to Pusha-T's missing verse, these are the biggest takeaways.

Rick Ross at ComplexCon Chicago

Rick Ross at ComplexCon Chicago 2019. Image via Getty/Timothy Hiatt

Rick Ross at ComplexCon Chicago

13 years after the release of his debut album, Port of Miami, Rick Ross has released Port of Miami 2, his tenth full-length studio effort. The 15-track project clocks in at over an hour long, giving Ross plenty of time to fit in rhymes that live up to that gun in pasta meme that was all over everyone’s timelines this week. After an initial spin on Friday, the Complex staff put together a list of our biggest takeaways and first impressions of Port of Miami 2.

Rick Ross’ ear for beats is as good as ever

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In the album’s best moments, Ross manages to still sound hungry 13 years after ’Port of Miami’

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The album's low points come when Ross settles into repetitive, rhythmic grooves

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Ross’ hopes to unite Pusha-T and Lil Wayne on “Maybach VI” didn’t go as planned

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Nipsey Hussle has words about 6ix9ine on “Rich N***a Lifestyle”

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Rick Ross has words for Kanye on “Vegas Residency”

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Ross packs in a lot of bars

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Ross briefly addresses R. Kelly’s scandal

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The album is full of the luxury Rick Ross moments we were looking for

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This is the luxury Ross we’ve been hoping for since he announced Port of Miami 2 was coming out in June. You know, the “Aston Martin Music,” ”Rich Is Gangsta,” “Santorini Greece” Ross, who delicately paints the picture of Biggie’s “Hypnotize” video in his verses. Rozay is at his best when he delivers the imagery of prosperity, delineating his lifestyle of blowing bands, deflecting cops, attracting women, and dipping his lobster tails in butter. “Penal systems come to the Source, Benzino of C-notes/G don't wanna see it unless it's Moschino/It ain’t really real until it's a kilo/I just spoke to Meech, I think I'm Pacino (Say it again),” he beautifully raps on “BIG TYME.” Extravagant Rick Ross is the best Rick Ross. —Kemet High

What it feels like listening to Rick Ross #PortofMiami2

— alex (@AlexUlrichh) August 9, 2019

me listening to #PortOfMiami2 acting like my car is a maybach

— simms (@bsimms_buckets) August 9, 2019

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