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Chris Brown to Sample Aaliyah's Vocals on 'They Don't Know'

May 15, 2013 08:45:43 GMT

Breezy's follow-up to 'Fine China' will feature a never-before-heard sample from the late singer Aaliyah.


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During the BET Awards press conference on Tuesday, confirmed musical performer Chris Brown took the opportunity to reveal that his follow-up single to "Fine China" entitled "They Don't Know" is soon coming out. The new track, which will appear on the 24-year-old performer's forthcoming sixth album "X" due to be released on July 16, will feature never-before-heard vocals from the late R'n'B songstress Aaliyah.

"I got something special for my fans. It's called 'They Don't Know'," said Brown. "All new stuff that's never been heard before. It's something special for all my fans." Apart from Aaliyah, other top acts collaborating with Brown on his new record include MTV Hottest MC Kendrick Lamar and "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj with Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, Pharrell Williams, and Drumma Boy providing the production.

Just over the weekend, Brown had already shot the video for the new single, going over to 60th street and Cedar Block in Los Angeles for the footage. "I shot it in the hood," Breezy disclosed. "I wanted to bring both worlds together in the video and try to uplift the positive side of the community. I mean I come from Virginia, but everyone come from a broken home or broke. I remember when I was."

The late '90s R'n'B icon has been and is continually being memorialized years after her tragic death back in 2001 at the young age of 22, after the plane that she boarded along with her crew that was supposed to take them back to the U.S. from the Bahamas crashed just shortly after take-off. Brown's rival Drake was first to use an Aaliyah sample on his track "Enough Said" released last year.

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posted by HiLow on May 15, 2013
I guess people either think Digital Black from Playa is dead or never heard of him because the vocals are not new...they are the same vocals on Digital Black from Playa album called Memoirs of a R&B Thug released June '05 the song is called Don't Think They Know ft. Aaliyah...there are actually a couple more songs people would say are new because they never heard of them like One Man Woman ft. Aaliyah from Playa Cheers 2 U album released back in '98 and Ain't Never ft. Aaliyah from Outsiderz 4 Life album Not Enough released back in '01...etc. and the list goes on..Aaliyah has done lots of songs with artist who were never big to the public eye or on mainstream media but that doesn't make the vocals new it just make the listeners late...

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