At the beginning of this month, Rick Ross enlisted Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze for a new Port of Miami 2 single titled "Big Tyme." Now, the Florida veteran is finally revealing Port of Miami 2’s release date and cover-art.
"When I realized I was really alive, I sat in a room alone. No television, no music, I just listened to my heartbeat," Rick Ross says as his narration for Port of Miami 2‘s promo-trailer unfolds. "Can you hear it?"
In the artwork for Port of Miami 2, Rick Ross brings attention a pendant adorned with an image of his close friend and manger Black Bo, using his forthcoming LP’s cover as a way to keep his memory alive and pay his respects following his 2017 passing.
Set to be Rick Ross’ tenth studio album as a solo artist, Port of Miami 2 serves as the official sequel to its creator’s very first Port of Miami project. Port of Miami was released in 2009, and its sequel’s arrival will coincide with the original’s unveiling.
“Port of Miami started me on this journey, it’s only right I bring it back to where it all started," Rick Ross shared in an official statement. "For my day ones to the new ones, this album is for you. Tenth studio album. Get ready. Ride with me. It’s time.”
You can take a look at the official lead trailer for Rick Ross’ highly-anticipated new studio album, Port of Miami 2. Rick Ross’ Port of Miami 2 LP will finally makes its long-awaited debut on August 9.
Rick Ross’ first Port of Miami 2 single was the Wale-assisted "Act A Fool."