Rick Ross says upcoming 'Port of Miami 2' is "official"; praises JAY-Z"Hov, I think he clarified the sport."
Jun 19, 2017

While Rick Ross is continuing to push Album of the Year candidate Rather You Than Me, he’s also focused on his upcoming tenth LP. While in Iceland yesterday (June 18) for the Secret Solstice, the MMG General sat down with REVOLT TV before hitting the stage to make the big reveal.

Port of Miami 2,” Ross said with a grin about the title of his project. “That’s official.”

Of course, the original Port of Miami was Ross’ first album, released in 2006. Last year, he held a 10-year celebration for the opus, which culminated in a concert at the actual Port of Miami in Rozay’s hometown, and in a REVOLT TV special that documented the making of the classic.

Real Talk | Rick Ross officially announces 'Port of Miami 2' album

A few days ago, the always-hustling CEO’s career was saluted by JAY-Z. Jay was the first MC to be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but could not attend because he stayed by Beyonce’s side as she went into labor with their twins. Jigga gave an acceptance speech of sorts via Twitter, sharing with the world a list of fellow MCs who have inspired him through the years.

Along with a diverse list of names that included Nas, Chance the Rapper, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Quavo, and T. Grizzley, was “Ross.”

“Hov, I think he clarified the sport,” Ross reflected. “He made sure we all understood that it has become a thinking man’s game. [JAY-Z is] the Frank Sinatra of our time. So, you know, it’s only right I salute the big homie Hov on being the first MC in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. That’s big.”

Just as Ross aims to extend his legacy with a new album, so does JAY-Z. He announced over the weekend that the uber-advertised 4:44 LP will be out via Tidal and Sprint on June 30. There is no release date for Port of Miami 2 as of yet.

RelatedKendrick Lamar praises fellow rappers and their successes on Twitter#BrotherlyLove.REVOLT TVDiddy praises "DAMN:" "Kendrick Lamar is baring his soul on this album""I appreciate greatness. I applaud it," Diddy says.William E. Ketchum IIIDrake praises Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." sales as good for hip-hopThe two have been adversaries in recent years, but Drizzy gave Kung Fu Kenny props this weekend.William E. Ketchum IIIA$AP Rocky praises the audience after a lit performance at Rolling LoudWinding down after an energetic show, Rocky gives props to the crowd for keeping up.Revolt1Prodigy’s music formed my musical taste, career, lifeDespite a young age and Midwest upbringing.2Will '4:44' be Jay Z’s most thoughtful album?He wanted to rhyme like Common; now, he just might.3Dej Loaf on new single "No Fear"A fearless romantic relationship inspired her.4JAY-Z's strained relationship with his fatherAs told through his lyrics.5DJ Khaled breaks silence on relationship with BirdmanAsahd’s father speaks on “Idols Become Rivals.”6"Drink Champs" | Amber RoseOn Kanye, the Slutwalk, breast-baring, and more.7JAY-Z's Name: A timelineThrough hyphens and umlauts.8Royce Da 5'9" on what made Prodigy an iconAnd why 'Keep It Thoro' is a top 10 song.9'Music Talks': Queen LatifahWatch her journey through the entertainment industry.10Rae Sremmurd's 'Tupelo To The Top' documentaryWatch an exclusive clip.