Chris Brown's new track with Aaliyah has just received the visual treatment, and the deceased singer makes more than a cameo in the video for "Don't Think They Know." Brown plays peacemaker in the clip, bringing together rival gangs (an apparent reference to the Bloods and Crips) in Los Angeles and quelling the violence for a neighborhood block party. The late Aaliyah sings on the hook, but her presence isn't limited to the audio: dancing holographic versions of the singer flank Brown as he sings. There's also a guy who looks suspiciously like Drake, which could be Brown taking shots: the two share a notable feud, and Drake has been co-producing a posthumous Aaliyah album.
"Don't Think They Know" will be on Brown's upcoming album, X, out July 16th. "Making X, I found out who I am," Brown told Rolling Stone in March. "This album has a lot of substance, from the subject matter and the situations to how it deals with love. It's really derived from personal experiences. Then again, I always like mixing reality with art."
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