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Video: Drake Teams Up With Florence, Minus the Machine

British pop star fills in for Alicia Keys for London performance of 'Fireworks'

January 10, 2011 2:10 PM ET

Alicia Keys couldn't be on hand for Drake's performance of "Fireworks" at London's Hammersmith Apollo theater on Saturday night, but the rapper found a fine replacement in the form of Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

Photos: Lil Wayne Returns To The Stage With Drake

The singer came out midway through the tune, inspiring seemingly everyone in the venue to reach for their cellphone to snap photos of two on stage together. Then Drake treated the audience to an actual fireworks display at the end of their performance.

Video: Drake Sets Off ‘Fireworks’ with Florence Welch [Rap-Up]

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Song Stories

“Bizness”

Tune-Yards | 2011

The opening track to Merrill Garbus’ second album under the Tune-Yards banner (she also plays in the trio Sister Suvi), “Bizness” is a song about relationships that is as colorful as the face paint favored by Garbus both live and in her videos. Disjointed funk bass, skittering African beats, diced-and-sliced horns and Garbus’ dynamic voice, which ranges from playful coos to throat-shredding howls, make “Bizness” reminiscent of another creative medium. “I'd like for them not to be songs as much as quilts or collages or something,” Garbus said.

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