Big Sean and Jhené Aiko Detail “Twenty88”: “This Project Is Something That’s Needed”


Here’s an upcoming project no one saw coming: Big Sean and Jhené Aiko’s Twenty88. Details surrounding the album first surfaced this weekend when both artists took to social media with the announcement. In addition to the unveil of Twenty88 as the project’s title, fans were also treated to short teasers and powerful artwork.

Now, it looks as though the photo used for the LP’s art is a shot from their cover shoot with Flaunt magazine. Big Sean and Jhené Aiko, who have previously collaborated on “I Know” off of Dark Sky Paradise and Detroit‘s “I’m Gonna Be,” speak candidly with the publication about today’s music and the songs they’ve been piecing together.

“Music now doesn’t really cater to the feelings of a real relationship,” Jhené Aiko told Flaunt. “It’s all about trapping and bragging. I feel like this project is something that’s needed right now.” She continued, “The whole idea of the man and woman duet. Especially a whole project, is just good for people to see. That duality is a perfect combination.”

Listeners are able to get a preview of what’s to come on Big Sean’s recently released “Get My Shit Together.” Jhené Aiko’s soft vocals can be heard throughout the song.

Big Sean dished even further when speaking on Twenty88‘s subject matter. “Some of these verses on here are for sure about specific people and times,” he said.

Read the Flaunt magazine interview in its entirety for more on Big Sean and Jhené Aiko’s chemistry.

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Photo Credit: Christian Anwander

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