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Throwback: 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Cast Photos

Drake's latest "I'm Upset" video has us all reminiscing about the Canadian teen drama.

If you don't get what all the buzz over Drake's latest music video is about, then you probably don't know much about one of Canada's hottest exports from the early aughts: "Degrassi: The Next Generation." An update of the "Degrassi" TV franchise from the 1980s, the series, which aired for 14 seasons between 2001 and 2015, introduced the world to the one and only Aubrey Graham, better known these days as Drake (aka OVO, aka Champagne Papi). In the video for "I'm Upset," the superstar rapper stages a "class reunion" of his co-stars from the beloved teen series.

Here, a trip down memory lane with cast photos from the early seasons of "Next Generation"...

WHATEVER IT TAKES Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images WHATEVER IT TAKES From left to right, cast members Miriam McDonald (Emma), Andrea Lewis (Hazel), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Aubrey Graham a.k.a. Drake (Jimmy), and Jake Epstein (Craig), photographed on set in 2004. All of them pop up in Drake's new video, along with Nina Dobrev (who played a character in a later season) and director Kevin Smith (a big fan who appeared in a few episodes as Silent Bob, opposite Jason Mewes' Jay). PAIGE Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images PAIGE Lauren Collins as the ever-popular (and sometimes mean) Paige Michalchuk, 2004.

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EMMA Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images EMMA Miriam McDonald as the "goody two shoes" of the group, Emma Nelson, 2004. (Near the end of her run on the series, she'd gone a little dark.) MANNY Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images MANNY Cassie Steele played Manuela "Manny" Santos, Emma's best friend and the one who all the boys wanted to date, 2004. CRAIG Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images CRAIG Jake Epstein as Manny's love interest and musically inclined heartthrob Craig Manning, 2004. SPINNER Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images SPINNER Shane Kippel as Gavin "Spinner" Mason, Jimmy's best friend (until that one episode), 2004. MARCO Erin Patrice O'Brien/Corbis via Getty Images MARCO Adamo Ruggiero played Marco Del Rossi, a teen who initially struggled with his homosexuality but then came into his own as a student leader, 2004. BFFs George Pimentel/WireImage BFFs Aubrey Graham and Shane Kippel on set in Toronto, 2006. BACK IN THE DAY George Pimentel/WireImage BACK IN THE DAY Jamie Johnston (Peter) and Melissa McIntyre (Ashley, aka Jimmy's girlfriend), 2006. THREE AMIGOS George Pimentel/WireImage THREE AMIGOS Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), and Andrea Lewis (Hazel), 2006.



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