Drake’s New Music Video Is A Glorious ‘Degrassi’ High School Reunion And We Love It
They bring the drama -- there's tears, fights and a fire.
Drake might have well-and-truly lost the war with Pusha T, but regardless of your rap-feud allegiances you can’t deny that he’s on a winning streak with his music videos ahead of releasing his fifth album, Scorpion.
Earlier this year, he handed out more than US$175,000 ($230,950) out on the street in his ‘God’s Plan’ video, followed by enlisting pretty much every famous woman for ‘Now For What’.
And now, he’s done what few thought possible — for his latest single ‘I’m Upset’, he’s reunited with his fellow Degrassi: The Next Generation cast for one hell of a high school reunion.
It’s a slightly left-of centre move for the song, considering it was embroiled in the Pusha T beef at its release. But instead, Drake sidesteps the feud in favour of some old school soap-drama.
In the video, Drizzy returns to Degrassi Community School, where we catch up on a who’s who of the show’s former stars, including Shane Kippel, Ephraim Ellis, Nina Dobrev, Stefan Brogran and Lauren Collins. And they deliver on the drama, as old fights and flames rekindle — to the point where they have to evacuate the hall due to a fire.
For some reason, fictional stoners Jay and Silent Bob — aka director Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes — are there too, selling weed. Why not?
As to expect, the clip’s an early 2000s nostalgia trip, complete with a credit roll which matches each cameo with footage from the show. Cute.
In addition to dropping the clip, Drake announced Scorpion would be released on June 27, and shared the album artwork, a stern black-and-white portrait.