Big Sean and Jhené Aiko are joining forces. The frequent collaborators have formed a new duo called TWENTY88.
The rapper and singer took to social media on Sunday evening (Mar. 27) to make the surprise announcement. They also launched Twitter and Instagram pages under the name @TWENTY88. Both of their Twitter bios now read “1/2 of TWENTY88.”
As part of the big reveal, they posted an album cover, which shows a close-up of both their faces together, and captioned it “4/1.” The self-titled project will stream exclusively on TIDAL for four days, and be available for download on April 1 at 12:01 a.m.
According to a press release, “TWENTY88 tells the story of the highs and lows of a relationship, with insights into conflict, memories, love, sex, and more and features production from Key Wane, Detail, and Tommy Brown.”
On the eve of the release (Mar. 31), TWENTY88 will make its debut TV performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The album artwork was accompanied by two video teasers announcing their collaboration. In one clip, the duo sits in the back of a chauffeured car, both rocking furs, while Aiko dons an orange wig. The orange wig also appears on the cover art.
The two have previously collaborated on songs including “Beware” and “I Know” for their solo albums.
The name TWENTY88 is derived from their birthdays. Both were born in 1988 and just turned 28 years old. Aiko was by Sean’s side as he celebrated his birthday in Bel-Air on Friday.