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06/17/2013 10:31 am ET Updated Jun 18, 2013

'Don't Think They Know' Video: Chris Brown & Hologram Aaliyah Unite L.A.

Today in awkward appropriations of dead singers' images: Chris Brown released the visuals for "Don't Think They Know," a song off his upcoming album "X." The "Don't Think They Know" video is notable not only because the song features Aaliyah's voice, but because she actually appears in it in holographic form -- as a backup dancer for Breezy.

The footage of Aaliyah, which is technically a projection, uses clips from the late singer's "Try Again" music video.

Also interesting: The video's entire conceit is that Brown is some sort of unifying figure who hops out the back of a lowrider to unite Los Angeles and make peace between the Bloods and the Crips, two of America's most commonly known gangs. Brown's from Tappahannock, Virginia, but it's nice to see him at least preaching a message of unity, sort of?

In the video, cars have "X" license plates, which reminds us to remind you that his album comes out July 16. Watch Brown croon and dance above. We grabbed some choice stills below, including the last one, which seems to feature a Drake look-a-like, which is funny if it was intentional, because Drake and Chris Brown hate each other and Drake has a tattoo of Aaliyah and also posthumously used some of her unreleased vocals.

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