Prepare For The Nostalgia, Degrassi Fans. Drake's New Music Video Will Take You Back.
If you were a Degrassi fan as a kid, then you already know what's up. But if you read the title of this article and you're wondering why you should care, we will gladly explain you a thing.
Degrassi was a show ahead of its time from early 2000s that dealt with a lot of pretty heavy stuff: rape, depression, abuse, cancer, eating disorders, coming out of the closet, and much, much more. One of the more climactic moments in the series was a school shooting in which one of the main characters, Jimmy Brooks-- (more commonly known now as Drake,) -- gets shot and ends up disabled.
Drake doing an entire Degrassi themed video is an example of someone giving the people what they want.— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) June 14, 2018
Not only was that moment iconic for many people, but after Aubrey Graham left the show and went on to become Drake as we know him, Degrassi fans were like
Jimmy? Dat you?
In short: Degrassi meant a lot of things to a lot of people, it was weird when Drake became Drake, and it kinda seemed like the Degrassi days were just swept under the rug to give Drake a tougher rapper persona.
Yesterday, Drake's new video I'm Upset came out and lo and behold: the entire cast of Degrassi is in it. It takes place in Degrassi. Christ, they even brought one character, Rick, back from the dead. Jimmy is thriving-- and walking. And the whole thing is just pure nostalgia. Watch for yourself below... and make sure you stick around for the end credits. It's worth it.
Aside from the nostalgia factor, it can't be ignored that the video came out during a time that there is a highly publicized and ongoing fight between Drake and rapper Pusha T. Besides the general uproar from the video being released and people being jazzed about it, many people had some pretty hilarious things to say about Drake clearly dodging the argument.
j prince: drake has a song that will end pusha's career— Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 14, 2018
pusha: release it
drake: YALL REMEMBER DEGRASSI?
IF YOU THINK THAT DRAKE CAN GET AWAY WITH NOT RESPONDING TO PUSHA AND DISTRACTING EVERYONE WITH DEGRASSI INSTEAD pic.twitter.com/C8MkQ0tetd— Uche (@uchaachi) June 14, 2018
Drake really broke the “Degrassi in case of emergency” glass. That’s a cunning mofo, I’ll tell you.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 14, 2018
Degrassi fan? Let us know in the comments.