Jhené Aiko & Big Sean In Hot Shots For Flaunt Magazine As They Announce Twenty88 Collaboration
BEVERLY HILLS, March 31, (THEWILL) – Rapper Big Sean and singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko have teamed up on a new project to the delight of fans.
The regular collaborators announced their new joint album 'TWENTY88' which will combine neo-soul, ambient beats, and trap drums.
Speaking on the new project, Jhené says: “Music now doesn't really cater to the feelings of a real relationship,It's all about trapping and bragging. I feel like this project is something that's needed right now…Especially a whole project is just good for people to see. That duality is a perfect combination.”
The self-titled project has reportedly been in the works since summer 2015. According to Big Sean, the sound ranges from “turned up” to “melodic,” while remaining “cohesive.”
“We're in a place where we're both established, and we've laid a lot of groundwork, and it's really taking it back to just having fun with it. I have fun with her. She's one of my favourite people to just be around and kick it with,” he adds.
On their famous 2012 Lakers courtside date, Aiko reveals: “We went on a date, we went to a Lakers game. It was a long time ago, (it was in May of 2012 to be exact).
“First of all, I had a boyfriend and me and Sean had already met. We were friends. So he asked me to go out with him and even though I had a boyfriendI was like, 'Yeah, I want to go to the Lakers game!
“Sean had never asked me if I had a boyfriend or not.It was pretty obvious after a while it was a date.
“We had never really been alone together. It was really fun. I took a picture of Kobe.”
Read the full interview here .
Though we know they are just really good friends and Jhené is married, we can't help but marvel at the chemistry between these two!
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Photographer: Christian Anwander for Art Department
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