By Max Asper
Port of Miami 2
With his long-awaited sequel, Port of Miami 2, rap-veteran Rick Ross reasserts his prowess for bass-heavy bangers, strong collaborations, and music that makes you feel invincible.
It’s been two years since we’ve heard an album from the Teflon Don. His 2017 offering, Rather You Than Me, received decent reviews but didn’t bring any new relevance to the Florida rapper. Whether this album can accomplish that remains to be seen, but Ross has more to say this time around, speaking on the widely publicized legal troubles of his own label’s signee, Meek Mill, a scary health episode with a heart attack, and the passing of friend and collaborator, Nipsey Hussle.
Port of Miami 2 delivers as a quintessential Rick Ross album. From its full-flex opener, “Act a Fool (feat. Wale),” to its most banging track, “BIG TYME (feat. Swizz Beatz),” to the more heartfelt moments like “Fascinated,” this is a solid rap album with excellent production and features.
While it likely won’t bring Ross back to the heights he saw circa 2012, it’s a worthwhile offering for new and long-time fans.
Best Track – BIG TYME (feat. Swizz Beatz)