big sean and jhené aiko’s secret project is driving twitter crazy

The longtime mystery is solved! A new supergroup is here.

by Hannah Butterworth
29 March 2016, 7:00am

Image via Twitter

Last night the Twitter spotlight briefly shifted away from Kanye and onto his protégé Big Sean and fellow hip-hop angel Jhené Aiko. The pair started the storm when they both re-tweeted content from a fresh account called TWENTY88. It quickly became clear there was a fleshly minted supergroup on the scene, as both artists changed their bios to reveal that they were each "1/2 of TWENTY88." They even updated their profile pics to (what we've guessed is) their album cover. We're not sure if it's an EP or an LP, but one thing we know for certain is the release date: it's slated to drop on April 1st. Given the pair have been posting picture of one-another with the hashtag #88 for a while now, it's nice to see the mystery solved. 

So far we've been provided two 15-second clips, accompanied by music from the what we assume is the projcet. Jhené's rocking a wig which gives us a strong Milla Jovovich circa Fifth Element vibe. The first video features the two artists glaring at each other from the backseat of a car, and the second takes a voyeuristic turn when the camera tracks Jhené having sex with a mystery figure.

The two previously paired up for Big Sean's track I Know; a song forever embedded in our hearts thanks to a music video that saw the duo got a little kinky and wrinkly as they played an elderly couple hooking up in a retirement village. The pair, while it barely needs mentioning, are strictly creative friends—Aiko recently married longtime partner Dot Da Genius in a beautiful secret ceremony. 


Text Hannah Butterworth
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