Chris Brown: Aaliyah to Collaborate on Next Single

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Chris Brown, whose new album embodies a "classic essence of R&B and soul with the new age of music now," will collaborate with Aaliyah on his next single.

Wonder how she would feel about that if she were alive.

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"They Don't Know" contains previously unheard vocals from the late singer, and Brown shot a music video for the song in Los Angeles last weekend.

"I shot it in the hood. I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block," Brown said.

"[I'm] bringing worlds together and trying to uplift the poverty side of the community and show them where I'm from. I'm from Virginia, but everybody comes from a broken home or being broke."

"I remember when I was."

"They Don't Know" will be on CB's upcoming album, X, due out July 16. It'll feature guests like Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

"Making X, I found out who I am," Brown said 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," the ex-boyfriend of Rihanna and rival of Drake said. "Then again, I always like mixing reality with art."

Speaking of Aaliyah and Drake, the Canadian rapper is working on his own Aaliyah album and has already posted a track called "Enough Said."

Aaliyah died in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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Christopher Maurice Brown